Burke County High School Holds Prayer Vigil

Burke County Vigil for Rodderick Williams
Burke County Vigil for Rodderick Williams

BURKE COUNTY, Ga.- On Tuesday, Oct. 6 students at Burke County High School are mourning the loss of a classmate.

Students and staff gathered at the flag pole this morning to remember Rodderick ‘Rod’ Williams.

Williams, a junior football player, collapsed on the field during practice two weeks ago.

No official word on the cause of death.

A prayer vigil wrapped up about 8:00 a.m.

Grief counselors will be on hand today to help students and staff cope with this terrible loss.

Funeral arrangements for Rodderick Williams are made for Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Burke County High School, J.D. Smith Auditorium.

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