ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The woman killed by a speeding car a few weeks ago on Spring Creek is remembered today by friends and even strangers, touched by her giving spirit and love for the Rockford community.
Dorothy Galloway died in a car accident on September 29. Sunday her friends held a memorial service for Galloway so the community could say their goodbyes. Galloway was well known in the Rockford community, helping out with dozens of non-profit organizations including MotherHouse, AIDS Care Network, and the Hunger Connection. Her friends say Galloway was a friend to everyone and Sunday’s turnout was proof of just that.
"The best testimony to Dorothy is the diversity in this room, whether it be from small children to elderly people, people with disabilities, people from all walks of life are here because of her unconditional love of people, it was just so genuine," Kay Larrick, a longtime friend of Galloway, said.
Galloway's husband, Eddie Riddle, was also involved in the accident. He's still in the hospital in critical condition. Dontrell Littleton,18, is charged with Galloway’s murder. Police say he was high on drugs and speeding in a stolen car when the accident happened.