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Friends, family celebrate late-Richmond mother's birthday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Friends and family gathered to celebrate a late-Richmond mother's birthday on Friday. 

Elka Johnson died of a massive heart attack just six months after her son Jakeem was gunned down in February of 2017. Her family says it was from a broken heart.

Her friends and family celebrated her birthday to keep her legacy alive. They also did a motorcycle ride for peace to honor her and her son recently.

Jakeem's death marked the ninth homicide in 2017 for the city, and police have yet to find the suspect. 

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