It was not a good Friday for family members of a murdered mother and three of her children. They held funeral services for the four who were found dead in their Marianna home last week. It's estimated some 800 people attended the services Friday to grieve the loss of a young woman and her children.
Four white caskets stood in front of the Sneads High School auditorium, holding the bodies of 19-year-old Danielle Baker and her three young sons.
The auditorium was filled to its capacity as family and friends paid their final respects.
Dyron Williams, a Chattahoochee resident, says, "There's no other way to describe this than heartfelt, it's just so heartbreaking to go through a tragedy like this. That's basically how everyone in the community feels.”
It’s a community that was in shock after learning Baker was shot and killed. Her boys all died after they were bound with duct tape.
Three-year-old Ahmaad Williams will no longer be able to ride his favorite four-wheeler. His one-year-old brother, Amarion Williams, will no longer enjoy playing with his favorite toys, and three-week-old Aaron Baker will never get the chance to learn to crawl, all of their lives were cut tragically short.
Jarvis Alls, a family friend, says, "I think it's a wake-up call for all their teenagers to sacrifice to change their path and go into another direction. The saddest thing about it this will not be the end."
There was no end in sight as folks spilled out in the steps of the high school auditorium to show support to this family during these trying times, and all are hoping the killer will come forward.
Authorities still do not have anyone in custody for this crime, and they're hoping the public will help solve this crime. There's a $25,000 reward posted for the information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers.
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