While friends like Shayla Smidley find comfort in the courageous story of how Alloway died, they can't settle with why he lost his life.
That's why most of his senior class left Sidney Lanier High School to attend the memorial, attempting to grasp the grave reality that this could have been one of them.
"This cannot continue to happen, its senseless."
For Smidley, losing Marcus is like losing a brother, "He was my best friend, my brother's best friend,"
which gives her a vested interest to make sure everyone gains something from this loss.
"Everybody is coming closer together, whether we see it or not, God works for the best for his people."