PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – A special tribute after a horrific tragedy.
Emily Bivins was a victim of a triple homicide that happened in Pittsylvania County in 2019 that left the Southside shaken.
Emily’s brother, Matthew Bernard was charged with brutally murdering her, her one-year-old son, and their mother.
Later that year, Bernard was found incompetent to stand trial.
Emily was the wife of Blake Bivens, a major league baseball pitching prospect, who said his life was destroyed after the incident.
“Your love and kindness changed countless lives, including mine,” Blake wrote about Emily in a social post.
Three years later, Emily has surely not been forgotten.
A music scholarship has been set up in her memory and will cover the costs of youth piano lessons – a scholarship that could change lives and make a lot of people smile, just like Blake said that Emily did years ago.
You can learn more about the scholarship on the Emily Marie Bivens Memorial Foundation website.