$17,650 raised for cameras; 3rd walk, prayer time planned

The family and friends of Suzette Nellis are continuing to actively work to honor her memory and give back to the Oil City community that she loved.

These efforts have taken shape under the banner “We Walk for Suzette.”

Two walks, including one along the Oil City bike trail the day before accused killer David Bosley was taken into custody, have been held in Suzette’s honor.

A third walk and prayer time is planned for Sunday, May 28, over Memorial Day weekend from 5 to 8 p.m. at Good Hope Lutheran Church, where she was a very active member.

A GoFundMe account, organized by Suzette’s daughter, Amy Still, raised $17,650 before donations were turned off. The money will go to purchase security cameras to be placed on the bike trail as well as to create a “memorial spot with a positive message to spread kindness, like she did,” according to the GoFundMe account.

“My mom loved her daily walks and equally loved the bike trail. After her passing, the community was terrified to use the bike trail. Police never stopped working and made an arrest 10 days later….it is important to the Nellis family to make something good come out of our family’s tragedy, my mom would want this,” Still wrote on the GoFundMe.

The area along the West End bike trail behind Penelec has already been cleared out by city workers so it can be transformed into a place of meditation and reflection on nature in memory of Suzette.