Funeral service held Friday for Walker Wilbanks - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Funeral service held Friday for Walker Wilbanks

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Family, friends, classmates and members of the community said their final goodbyes to Walker Wilbanks. The Jackson Prep athlete's funeral was held at First Baptist Church of Jackson.    

An outpouring of love and support resonated among those who attended, with prayers and sympathy for his family. In honor of his memory, the school canceled classes today.    

His jersey number was displayed on electronic billboards around town.    

Wilbanks had a seizure during a high school football game last Friday. He died a few days later after suffering cerebral adema.

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