‘She wasn’t perfect, but she was loved’: Breunia Jennings’ family speaks on her death


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – Known for her sense of humor, Breunia Jennings was someone who loves listening to music and loved to eat. 

That’s what the family of Breunia Jennings says she will be most remembered for. 

Breunia lost her life on March 25, 2018, when, according to police, she was shot and killed by 26-year-old Jamie Emmanuel Towns near Allen Road. 

Police said the shooting was over a Towns’ stolen car. 

Her family continues to cope with her death but wants her memory to have a positive instead of a negative impact on people lives. 

Breunia lived with her grandmother on Kornegay Street near downtown Dothan and was a 2013 graduate of Dothan High School. 

Her mother, Lakesia Reeves, said she never got in any trouble, was a smart and outgoing person, but Breunia did have struggles she faced in life that made her very distant. 

At age 13, Breunia was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and it was a struggle for her and her family, but it didn’t stop her from being herself.

“When Breunia came around, she was just herself,” Reeves said. “I didn’t see her a whole lot when she moved out from living with us, but she always came around, especially on the weekends. She would always call me every day if she didn’t call me she would text me to let me know she was ok.”

Her family wants her to be remembered as someone who was loved. 

“It had to be a bunch of hate and anger to take a person life, and it doesn’t mean nothing to them, but she meant something to us,” Breunia’s aunt Catina Horn said. 

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