Jesika Skelton was described as a "loud, perky, stubborn and very blunt" young woman who was "always willing to do so something for someone."
Skelton died a year ago Monday at age 20, having suffered a fatal overdose from drugs smuggled into the Huron County Jail, where she had been serving time.
Family and friends gathered Saturday evening in front of the Huron County Sheriff's Office for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Skelton. Her mother, Christina Zapata, discussed her daughter's death, accomplishments and legacy -- including organ donations that helped save nine lives.
A feature story about the event was published on the front page of Tuesday's Reflector. To read the story, pick up a copy of that issue of the Reflector or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of the issue) for less than $1 per week and read it now.