About 50 family members and friends gathered at Macon's City Hall Thursday to honor Shar'bora Daniels.
Frank Dixon of Macon Peacekeepers organized the event and presented the Daniels' family with a plaque to honor their daughter.
Daniels was killed in June when a bullet was fired from outside her father's house, going through a wall, hitting her in the head.
"It's a great feeling when you see the community reach out to your family like this. It don't normally happen but when it does, it helps us heal," said Lori Daniels, Shar'bora's stepmother.
"I loved it, I loved it, because it let you know whoever that did this know that we loved her," said Lotisha Ponder, Shar'bora's aunt. "We want to find out who did this because it's really hard to sleep not knowing who did it."
Community leaders gave their condolences to the family and also spoke about Shar'bora's tragic death.
"We wanted to come and express condolences to the family but also try to reassure the family that the death of this fine young woman is noticed by the community," said Mayor Robert Reichert. "She will be missed and hopefully she will inspire changes of the way we do things to prevent other senseless acts like this."
Frank Dixon of Macon Peacekeepers said he wants to get a memorial for Shar'bora at Central High School, pending Board of Education's approval. He said he will present something at the next meeting.
Dixon also said the N.A.A.C.P plans to set-up an on-going victims of violence fund in honor of Shar'bora.