HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Christmas trees and lights are very vibrant symbols of the season. They bring a warmth and feeling that just makes us feel good. That is very evident at Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail.
The trail is home for one tree in particular that shines bright in memory of a loved one lost.
“We wanted to do something for her to remember her by so everyone down here would see it," said Roxann Jones.
Jones is proud of the big tree with a giant pink bow that carries a picture of Constance Jones. It’s by a bench and the water in Big Spring Park. That location was requested by Constance’s sister.
“My daughter and my husband came down here to pick it out. She wanted it by a bench. She works close by and wanted to check on it every day and look at it.”
Constance was 32 when she died on October 17. She went into the hospital expecting a two to four day stay. However, she was there for 82 days. She was a young woman starting a new career. She fought courageously to the end against a brain tumor and the complications that came with it.
The Tinsel Trail tree is a place where family and friends can gather to remember Constance. The family plans to do this annually.
"It reminds us of her. She always had a beautiful smile," Roxann said.
The color pink is one that soothes and relaxes. It’s perfect for those that want to remember Constance with a smile and a prayer.
"She was a beautiful person. She was always kind to everybody.”
For the Jones family, the Tinsel Trail is now home. It's home because, for the Christmas season, that is one of the places that Constance will be.
"Everybody loves it. It's even more beautiful in person than on the pictures. It’s just amazing how every single day we get pictures. It’s special."