Benefit held for Jesse Elliott

By: Alexandra Carter Email
By: Alexandra Carter Email

(SHERMAN, TEXAS)-- A benefit was held Saturday for a motorcyclist who was killed in a Sherman accident last month.

Friends and family of Jesse Elliott say he dedicated his life to motorcycle safety. Saturday around 60 of his friends and family members gathered to honor the man they all loved so much.

Jesse Elliott a 20-year member of Texas ABATE dedicated his life to improving national legislation for motorcycle safety.

His wife, Kay Elliott says" but more than anything he was my husband. He was their dad, pawpaw, we'd been together 20 years..I thought I'd get a lot more years."

On October 4th Jesse was riding his motorcycle on FM 1417 when police say his bike was rear-ended by a vehicle, he was taken to a hospital where he later died.

His wife says "sure never thought i'd get this phone call in broad daylight..never in my wildest dreams.. he'd just dropped me off at work."

Friends and family say what they remember most about Jesse is his giving heart

Chris Roberts (son) ," he was beautiful person..great person..he was a dad..you know he'd help anybody."

" his smile..he was that person that it didn't matter what was going on..if he came up to you and smiled, your day was wonderful."

" Jesse was a good guy...if you broke down on the side of the road..didn't matter if he knew you or not, he'd stop."
James " I remember Jesse as helping everybody..it didn't matter who you was he'd help you."

On Saturday a benefit was held in Jesse's honor at the Sherman Elks Lodge. About 60 fellow riders, friends, and family then drove to the site where Jesse's life was taken.
There.. They laid a red cross.

Jesse's friends and family say they hope they can turn this tragedy into an opportunity for change.

Elliot's friends and family have formed JESSE which stands for "Jesse Elliott Street Safety Education" where they plan to go around to high schools, colleges, and driving schools to teach drivers the importance of paying attention to motorcycles on the road.


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