A planned vigil in Birmingham Friday night for a slain motivational speaker and Christian author has been cancelled, according to a news release from his family.
Kerry Delano Hardy, 46, was shot and killed on Birmingham’s west side the night of May 2. Hardy had served nearly eight years in prison after falling into the illegal drug trade in Georgia and had turned his life around, speaking to youth groups and other organizations.
In a news release Thursday night, the family said the vigil planned for Friday night at Railroad Park was cancelled.
“We have spent a great deal of time in prayer since Kerry’s death and the past few days have been physically and emotionally exhausting for us,” the family said in a statement. “We must focus on our health and strength and then on laying Kerry to rest. We regret any inconvenience this cancellation causes and ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers.”