A prayer vigil for County Commissioner Pota Coston will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the commission meeting room at 140 Stonewall Ave.
The vigil comes after news this week that Coston was moved to hospice care after a months long battle with breast cancer. While many knew about Coston’s health issues, her family had remained private about them until the announcement this week.
“The prayer vigil is to help uplift the family and to help us as a community show our love and support through the power of prayer. Representatives from the many organizations and agencies Pota impacts will share the various ways she makes a difference in our community,” a press release from the county reads.
The county is also encouraging anyone who “would like to take this opportunity for people who would like to write cards or want to express what Pota means to them or how she has touched or inspired their life to please bring those written expressions so they can be collected and shared with the family during this time.”
The family decided not to have visitors for her at Hospice, wanting to have her remembered as she was in life, “vibrant and full of life,” according to County Administrator Steve Rapson.
The family has chosen the following groups they would encourage people to donate to in Coston’s honor:
Fortitude Educational & Cultural Development Center, Inc.
Marshall University Foundation
519 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25703
Southwest Christian Care
7225 Lester Road
Union City, GA 30291
C/o Rebecca Carlson
195 Roxboro Ct
Fayetteville GA 30215