Chester County (WTXF) - A tribute to victims of gun violence in Chester County is sparking conversation about the issue plaguing cites and towns everywhere.
"I'm glad that people are speaking and honoring our daughter and keeping her name alive," said Rodney Roberson. He is grateful for a tribute to his 18-year-old baby girl Bianca Roberson. Her name is on a T-shirt that's part of a tribute to victims of gun violence in Chester County.
"I don't want people to forget who she was, what she was about and what she was trying to do. So it's a blessing that people from all over are trying to help us keep her name alive," he said. It’s called The Memorial to the Lost and includes the names, ages and date of death of victims in Chester County and people who lost their lives in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. For Roberson it's a remembrance that's bitter sweet.
"It's sickening now. It's enough. Enough is enough and it needs to stop," he said. Thee t-shirts line the lawn of Kennett Friends Meeting Church at Route 82 and Sickle Street in Kennett Square. Officials say there have been nearly 60 murders across Chester County over the past decade. Lydia Munoz is a pastor among a group of churches who helped bring the display here.
"Gun violence is really something that is occurring in small villages to larger cities and everyone is impacted," she said. Heeding God’s Call is the organization that sponsors the display which moves to different communities. This one will remain up through April 22nd.
"If you're not directly impacted because you don’t have someone who has passed in your own family I'm sure you that you know someone," said Munoz.
Roberson gets emotional thinking of his daughter who would've started college this year. He hopes another child's name isn't added to this display.
"Today, I looked at her picture and I just started crying. It was my baby girl," he said.