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D'Iberville High School graduates rally around injured classmate

Bethanie's classmates also took up cash donations (Photo source: WLOX) Bethanie's classmates also took up cash donations (Photo source: WLOX)
Bethanie Jones, 27, was severely injured in a car accident on Popp's Ferry Road Bridge (Photo source: WLOX) Bethanie Jones, 27, was severely injured in a car accident on Popp's Ferry Road Bridge (Photo source: WLOX)
A large crows turned out at Pop's Pizzeria to show support for Jones. (Photo source: WLOX) A large crows turned out at Pop's Pizzeria to show support for Jones. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Family and friends of 27-year-old, Bethanie Jones, turned out at Pop's Pizzeria Monday night for a fundraiser. The employees were working double time, because the seats were filled with patrons eating pizza for a good cause.

"Bethanie is an angel, and anyone that knew her would definitely be behind her. That's why we've had such a great turnout," said Amber Watkins, Bethanie’s former classmate.

D'Iberville High School's class of 2005 hosted the fundraiser for Jones. Watkins said when she heard Bethanie had been in a severe car accident, she couldn't believe it.

"To hear something on the news, to hear something has happened to someone, you feel for that person. But to know that this has happened to Bethanie, she's such a kind person and was so innocent in the situation. It just broke my heart. It really did," said Watkins.

Bethanie's classmates, friends, and family were there to show their support, but there was another welcomed face - Bethanie's mother. She said it's hard to leave her side.

"We are so close, and I miss her. I miss her so much. I miss us talking and laughing and even this is hard to do, but I'm doing it for her," said Jones.

Jones said watching her vibrant daughter go through this difficult recovery has been hard, but she is thankful that her daughter is still alive and that her friends and family have rallied around her.

"To see the big turnout is so nice. I want to thank everybody for coming here to support my baby, and you know if you get to know her she is the sweetest person," said Jones.

Her brother also wanted to thank the community for the encouragement.

"It's just overwhelming that everyone come out to support my sister, and you know the love itself has really helped our family," said Roderrick Jones.            

Ten percent of Monday night’s sales at Pop's Pizzeria will be donated to Bethanie's Go Fund Me account. The driver of the vehicle who hit her car, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

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