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Amanda Lewis with her granddaughter, Aarora Jade. 

JEFFERSONVILLE — The family of a woman who died last week after being found unresponsive in her cell in Clark County jail is planning a celebration of life and candlelight vigil.

Amanda Lewis, 42, was found unresponsive by jail staff around 7:30 p.m. Friday. They administered CPR before transporting her to Clark Memorial Hospital where she died before 8:30 p.m. No cause of death has been released.

Lewis' daughter, Heaven Lewis, has invited friends, family and anyone in the public to join the family this Saturday in a celebration of life for her mother.

The event will start at 6 p.m. at 521 E. Maple St. where there will be food, photos and the chance to share memories of Lewis. Starting at around 8:45 p.m., the group will light candles and march to the Clark County Courthouse and jail at 501 E. Court Ave.

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.

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