After Sharree Walls was killed Saturday night (March 2) when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver on Esplanade Avenue, friends will honor her memory during Krewe of Red Beans’ parade on Monday.

Walls had been a krewe-member of the costuming club, according to krewe founder Devin DeWulf.

“We are obviously all very upset and sad that her life was taken senselessly,” DeWulf said.

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DeWulf said the parade will take place as planned at 2 p.m. Monday, starting at the Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., but will begin with a second-line-style dirge in Walls’ memory. DeWulf said Walls had been on the krewe’s board of directors.

“She was a really awesome person and a lot of her friends are members of the krewe,” he said. “We want to utilize the parade to honor her.”