Celebration of Life service Saturday for daughter of Palm Beach County Commission aide

Tasha L. McCraw, who died at age 33 from an overdose Nov. 18, 2016. She was the daughter of Palm Beach County Commission aide Johnnie Easton.

Tasha L. McCraw, who died at age 33 from an overdose Nov. 18, 2016. She was the daughter of Palm Beach County Commission aide Johnnie Easton.

A “Celebration of Life” vigil for the late Tasha McCraw will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Boynton Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge.

Friends and relatives will gather on the beach just south of the inlet with candles and lanterns.

McCraw, daughter of long-time Palm Beach County Commission aide Johnnie Easton, died Nov. 18 of a suspected drug overdose after a long battle with addiction.

McCraw’s death, along with a Palm Beach Post series published Nov. 20 about the heroin epidemic, prompted County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay to call for reforms and measures to help addicts.

Easton, McKinlay’s chief aide, said she hopes Saturday’s vigil will “bring awareness to the problems and needs created by the epidemic and lack of resources dedicated to the issues addicts face.”

Easton last week announced her resignation, effective Dec. 31, so she can move to her hometown of Sumrall, Mississippi.

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