For the many people who loved her, the mere mention of Amanda Northrop's name elicited elation. Even Amanda's 8-month-old niece, McConnell, whom Amanda baby-sat every Friday, would chant, "Aunt Mandy! Aunt Mandy!" whenever she was told Amanda would be visiting. They called the routine "Aunt Mandy's Song." Read the news obituary.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 2, 2013