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Couple Killed in Parking Lot Remembered as Giving

Posted December 4, 2007

— Police were still trying Tuesday to determine what caused a woman to lose control of her car in a shopping center parking lot Monday,  when she hit and killed two people.

Lynn Bremer, 48, of 1100 Clarendon St. Apt. 610, remains in the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. There was no word on her condition.

Bremer's Mercury Grand Marquis careened though the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4601 Ramsey St. at about 60 mph shortly before noon Monday. Police said they believe Bremer experienced a medical problem that caused her to lose control of the car.

Richard A. Myers, 63, and his wife, Christine "Gail" Myers, 59, of 235 Prince Charles Drive, were leaving the Tire & Lube Express area at the back of the store when they were struck  and killed by the car.

The Myerses had gone to Wal-Mart to buy a new battery for their minivan, Gail Myers' sisters said.

"I've had several feelings. I've been mad, sad. I want something done about it now," Jane Fisher said. "When you have such a tragic thing (that) just shakes your life around in a few minutes, it's just so hard to adjust. You say, 'Why, when they have everything going for them?'"

The Myerses had been married for 43 years. They met when he was an Army recruit at Fort Bragg and she was a high school student.

Richard Myers was a consummate handyman, his sister-in-law Toni Wilson said.

“He would do anything for anybody,” Wilson said. “He just finished a sun porch on the back of our house.”

With help from his son, he also built the house where he and Gail Myers lived, Wilson said.

The couple loved to decorate, and their home was decked out in Christmas lights on Tuesday.

Gail coordinated everything for the family, her sisters said.

"She did something for all of us, whether it was doing hair or sewing clothes or whatever. She just did everything. She was the rock," Wilson said.

Police said it's not clear whether Bremer will face charges in the case.


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  • Mommy2Caleb+Carly Dec 5, 2007

    Baldy, you are EXACTLY right! I went to a funeral Monday night and someone broke into the house of the deceased while the funeral was taking place!!! It made me sick to my stomach that there are people out there so sick and evil. They stole some items and one of the family members' purses. This was such a tragic story. Grogers, I agree about the shoe. You know that is the image that still sticks in my mind, too. I pray that they died instantly and felt nothing and pray for their grief stricken family during this holiday season.

  • baldy64 Dec 5, 2007

    I wonder too about the cause. She wasn't even in the main parking lot--it was on the side of the building, a place where you couldn't turn at 60 mph to get back there, and not much room to rev it up either.

  • jackadoo Dec 4, 2007

    I am still waiting to find out what kind of medical condition would cause the driver to be going 60 mph in a parking lot. Was it a fluke, or did she have some history. Regardless, it is so sad these two fine people have had their lives cut short, and the longterm effect on surviving family members will be devastating. A harmless trip to Walmart turns into a terrible tragedy.

  • xchief661 Dec 4, 2007

    Its bad enough to lose one family member to a tragedy but to lose both these people in such a terrible manner is just beyond tragedy. We pray for these families and hope that they find comfort. We are so sorry for you terrible loss. God Bless!!!

  • 1Moms_View Dec 4, 2007

    My heart goes out to the family of this couple. what a horrible loss and especially this time of year. Losing one parent/sibling is hard enough, but to lose both at once, especially in such a senseless accident is terrible.

  • baldy64 Dec 4, 2007

    What a tragedy. I feel for their family. They sound like they were such wonderful people.

    Now, on to my soapbox--It really bothers me when newspapers and news channels print people's addresses. Don't you think the thieves out there read this, and know they are dead, and the other woman is in the hospital, giving them the perfect opportunity to go break in their house? All you need to do is say what town they are from, you don't have to mention what street/what address they live at.

  • educationisliberation Dec 4, 2007

    i, too, saw the shoe and felt it was distasteful.

  • unclady Dec 4, 2007

    I really feel so sad for BOTH of the families...they both will live with this for a long time coming. May God Bless the both...Peace on earth.

  • Tarheel Army Mom Dec 4, 2007

    I meant lone shoe...oops

  • Tarheel Army Mom Dec 4, 2007

    I saw this on the news last night and this morning and I have to saw I was really appalled that they showed footage of the wreck scene and you could see a lone show lying by the wreckage from each of them...I feel so badly for these people and their family. May God Bless each one of them.