UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Memorial services have been announced for Bianca Devins, the woman killed over the weekend in Utica.
A public wake will be held for Devins on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Church of Our Lady Lourdes in Utica, which is located at 2222 Genesee Street.
A public funeral will be held on Friday at 1 p.m., also at Church of Our Lady Lourdes.
Kimberly Devins, the mother of Bianca Devins, has issued a statement saying her family is devastated.
The statement reads:
“Our family is devastated by the loss of our beautiful angel, Bianca. Our lives are now forever changed; our hearts are broken. My heart is completely shattered, having lost my best friend. We will always remember her beautiful smile that lit up our lives. Her spirit will strengthen us and live on forever.
While I could not be there to protect her from this violent end, I will now be her voice and spread the message of ‘love, not violence’. Let us all pledge to share Bianca’s amazing spirit to make this world a better place.
We would like to thank everyone for their love and support. You have provided us much comfort in this unimaginably difficult time.”– Kimberly Devins