Loved Ones Gather to Remember West Chester Teen Five Years After Her Tragic Death


Marking five years since the tragic death of Bianca Roberson, who was killed in a road rage incident in 2017, family and friends gathered for a balloon release, writes Shawnette Wilson for FOX 29. 

Roberson, 18, had graduated from Rustin High School and was on her way home from buying school supplies in preparation of her freshman year at Jacksonville University. 

“It’s an everyday pain,” said Roberson’s mother, Michelle Roberson. “People keep telling me it gets better with time. It gets worse with time because as the years go by, it’s just more years that you have not seen them.” 

Balloons in purple, Roberson’s favorite color, and orange, to represent gun violence, were released by loved ones on the evening of June 28.

“I miss her running up the steps,” she said. You could hear those long legs running up the steps, and I really miss that about her.” 

Last year, Jacksonville University presented her family with an honorary degree. The Robersons have also created a foundation in her honor.  

Read more about Bianca Roberson at FOX 29.

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