Orange Mound father killed walking home to feed family

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jonathan McClendon, 23, was killed Saturday night trying to cross Park Avenue in Orange Mound.

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He was a father to four, and his birthday is Thursday.

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.