On the Silver Comet Trail, just a few feet east of Floyd Road, there is a cross that reads “Betsy” and a bouquet of flowers. Nearby is a new pole and a patch of fresh dark pavement.
Sometimes during the past week, runners and cyclists of the trail could see people embracing and crying on the benches not far from the small wooden cross. Friends and family members mourned the loss of 52-year-old Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler of Austell. To them, she was a mother, sister, aunt, daughter and coworker.
Neesley died on June 30 after she was ejected from an ATV she was riding with 52-year-old Randall P. Gianisiracusa on the Silver Comet Trail. The ATV collided with a pole placed to prevent motorized vehicles on the trail and caught fire, Cobb police said.
A mass of Christian burial was held for Neesley on