- Associated Press - Sunday, July 5, 2015

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - More than 250 motorcyclists led the funeral procession for a 9-year-old Terre Haute girl with a passion for motorcycles who succumbed last week to a rare blood disorder.

Motorcycles stretched over two city blocks Friday as they escorted Justice Spencer’s funeral procession for her burial at Terre Haute’s Grandview Cemetery.

Justice suffered from Fanconi anemia. She died June 28 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Jack Higgins says his granddaughter had undergone two bone marrow transplants and was recovering from the second when she developed a cold as her immune system was weakened.

Bikers from Indiana, Illinois and other states answered her family’s request for them to serve as funeral escorts.



Rick Pratt of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association tells the Tribune-Star (https://bit.ly/1G1HUiq ) that Justice “was ecstatic” about motorcycles.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, https://www.tribstar.com

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