Arbery family remembers Ahmaud, grateful for support

In The Augusta Chronicle by Maya

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — Ahmaud Arbery’s mother stood a few feet from his grave Tuesday, choking back tears as she talked about her son.

“He was the baby of the family,” Wanda Cooper Jones said. “He has two older siblings … Ahmaud was humble. Ahmaud was a good boy. I mean, it’s like I tell people, to know Ahmaud is to love Ahmaud. Ahmaud didn’t deserve to go the way he went.”

Arbery, 26, was killed Feb. 23 by two white men in Brunswick, Ga., in an incident that has caused national outrage in what many are calling a hate crime. He was remembered by family members and others at a news conference Tuesday held at the New Springfield Baptist Church cemetery where Arbery is buried.