More than 1,000 people crowded into a high school gym to say goodbye to a family murdered in a shooting rampage last week.
The Chattahoochee High School gym could not hold all those who came to mourn.
Inside four white caskets holding 18-year-old Kimberly Walker, her mother Deondra Scott, her 14-year-old sister Laterica Jackson and her cousin, nine-year-old Terrel Brown.
"Trying to talk about it is kind of hard. Death is not an easy thing to deal with. A tragedy like this has taken a toll on a lot of people,” shares Ms. Brown.
Last week, the quadruple murder stunned the tiny community of Hardaway and beyond.
Kimberly's boyfriend stands accused of shooting her and everyone in the house execution style. Willie Smith turned himself in to Deputy Morris Young soon afterwards.
"He just walked up to me and gave me a hug. He said Morris I know I'm going for life. I killed four people including my girlfriend,” Young explains.
Many of the slain children's classmates are watching as a family and a community are forced to say goodbye far too soon.
"Leondra was very, very loving friend. Very loving, caring mom and she didn't deserve what happened to her and her family and I think it's very important for the community to come out and support the remaining family,” says friend Cassandra Bowden.
Both Chattahoochee High School and Chattahoochee Elementary School ended classes early Tuesday so that student could attend the funeral.
Private family burial services will be held Wednesday.
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