MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jonathan McClendon, 23, was killed Saturday night trying to cross Park Avenue in Orange Mound.
He was a father to four, and his birthday is Thursday.
Tragic story. An Orange Mound father killed over the weekend when he was hit by traffic on Park Avenue.— Tony Atkins (@TonyAtkinsFOX13) March 14, 2018
He was carrying pizza across the street to his family...
His birthday is tomorrow... pic.twitter.com/iDOrF8gj4J
It was one of April Banks’ biggest fears; losing her love. Saturday, it became reality.
“This was my heart. This was my soulmate,” Banks said.
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FOX13 spoke with Banks who said he was bringing home pizza to feed his family when he was hit by a car and killed.
Banks told FOX13 she saw the large scene where her fiancé was killed – but initially thought it was a simple accident. Little did she know, that scene was a pedestrian-related accident. That pedestrian was McClendon.
“He said, ‘Do you want pizza? Are you ready to go get the pizza?’” Banks recalled.
Now, this family is preparing for a funeral, seven days after the fact.
A vigil will be held Thursday in memorial of McClendon.
Banks also told FOX13 she also plans to raise money for the funeral.
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