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Harvey Family Bridge dedication

By Yvette Yeon - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Four years ago, we were rocked by the tragic news that the Harvey family was found dead in their home on New Year's Day.

As the healing continues, more than a hundred people came out to see the new "Harvey Family Bridge" marker at Forest Hill Park.

Bryan and Kathy, along with their daughters 9-year-old Stella and 4-year-old Ruby, were killed by intruders into their south Richmond home, in Woodland Heights.

Their image is now edged in stone by the new bridge.

"Brian and Kathy loved this area, they loved the park, it was something that was near and dear to their hearts," said Paige Harvey, Bryan's sister.

More than a hundred friends in the community crossed the bridge for the first time and touched the granite marker they helped fund.

"They had a large circle of friends, I'm amazed at how many people, and most of us can count our close friends on one hand, Brian and Kathy would have had to use five hands," said Paige Harvey.

"I think so many people, like myself, came out here today just to help with the healing process that's still going on and to celebrate who they were," said family friend Mark Brown.

So who were the Harvey's and why did the city have a special vote to allow a marker be named after people?

Bryan was a nationally recognized rock musician, while Kathy was the co-owner of "World of Mirth," a toy store in Carytown. They were both very active in the community.

James Talley played music with Bryan Harvey.

"These people were just loved by tons of people. You couldn't find more creative, more generous, more kind people than the Harvey family, and they were loved," said Talley.

Dozens of music boxes, representing the Harvey's love for all kinds of music, were played by those who came out to help with the healing.

"I hope they're just smiling down on us and sharing these times with us," said Talley.

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