Cullen to be honored with tree dedication

     A tree planted in memory of Melinda Cullen and her son, Jaxson will be dedicated this month.
    Cullen’s  former co-workers at ComScope Corporation purchased a tree to remember their friend following her unexpected death in March.
    At one time they all worked together in different departments at the Joliet company. The co-workers became friends who would meet monthly for lunch and to network, and even when a few moved on to other jobs they kept in touch, according to Loretta Miller, a former co-worker of Cullen’s.
    The tree was planted this spring in the Hope Helps All-inclusive Playground within Coal City’s Lions Park. A plaque will be placed at the base of the tree and will be dedicated  during a short ceremony Sunday, Aug. 12, at 4:30 p.m.
    Miller and her friends invite the community to join them in the park for the plaque dedication and to take a moment to honor Cullen, who she said was a great daughter, wife, mother and friend.
    Cullen and her unborn son, Jaxson, were killed in a traffic crash on Interstate 80 near Joliet on March 6.