Friends built a memorial where a Putnam County mom was hit by a car and killed early Monday morning.

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‘Get on with your life’: Georgia mom receives letter complaining about son's crash site memorial

One Georgia woman recently received an unfriendly note from an anonymous person about a memorial in honor of her son. 

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Earlier this week, Tricia Coffman of Brunswick got a note from a neighbor, who complained about the memorial built for her son, according to The Brunswick News. He died in a car crash in 2014 at the age of 18. 

According to Brunswick news, the letter read:

“It is unfortunate you lost your son and grandson ... You burden us with your make-shift memorial in our backyard. It is down right despicable to remember your loved one this way.”

“If you can’t afford a proper memorial in a proper place then go on the Internet and set up a “go-fund-me” page and ask for donations,’ the message continued. “It has been five years....get on with your life. We are tired of sharing your pain.”

Coffman uploaded a picture of the letter to her Facebook page, according to the newspaper. Thousands responded to the post to express support for the family. Some even condemned the author of the letter. 

One person even placed a sign at the memorial that said, “God Bless Dylan and his family. May this memorial forever stand as a symbol of a community’s love for a special kid.”

After the overwhelming response, Coffman wrote another Facebook post to thank people for their support. 

She said the memorial will remain. County officials said it is not a safety hazard and the site around it always mowed and clean. 

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