Community invited to mourn with the FCSO family

Published 11:30 am Monday, April 26, 2021

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FORSYTH COUNTY — Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr. Invites the community to provide notes of comfort to the Mebane family.

Detention officer Alina (Rhymer) Mebane died on April 23, after being diagnosed with leukemia in December 2020. She joined the FCSO family in 2006. A proud mom of three, Mebane was leaves behind her three children and her husband, a sergeant with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The Community Outreach No. 34 car will be parked in front of the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center (201 N. Church St, Winston-Salem) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all weekend. Community members are invited to bring cards, notes of comfort and encouragement, and other items in honor of Alina. The items will all be given to the Mebane family.

“I want to thank the community for their outpouring of prayers at the loss of Mrs. Alina Mebane. As we give honor to her life and to her family during these difficult times, we wanted to give the community the chance to mourn with us. We have brought the community outreach car and parked it in front of the Detention Center where she worked for several years for this community. We want to give you the chance to drop off cards or anything you want to drop off in honor of her life, which will be given to her family. The car will be here between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. all weekend long.

Once again we want to thank you, our community, for the outpouring of prayers and phone calls we have received. As always, we are grateful for you as we go through this difficult time. More importantly, please keep the Mebane family uplifted as they go through this difficult time,” said Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.