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Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident remembered Saturday

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

The Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident last week one day before graduation was remembered today. Loved ones said their last goodbyes to Frances Ann Fortner at her funeral service held at St. James' Episcopal Church

The 18-year old was driving to graduation practice when her car hit an unsecured manhole on Ridgewood Road and Venetian Way.  But Saturday was not about how she died, but how she lived. 

During the service, her friends and church family talked about the senior's love for ballet and zest for life. They also talked about how Fortner was a leader and peacemaker who inspired people of all ages to strive for excellence. 

"As you all go forth from this place and live your lives on into the distant future, it is my hope, it is my belief that you will carry the life on Francis Ann Fortner where ever you go and whatever you do. A life that lives on."

Frances was editor of the JA student newspaper and was going to attend the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the fall.

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