School Honors Three Victims Killed in Fire

6:18 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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On February 24th, three children were killed and another one injured when fire roared through their Macon home. Police say their mother, Colethia Williams, was not home when the fire broke out.

Riley Elementary in Macon honored Nykhia, Jammarian, and Daija Williams today with a tree planting.

Fourth grade teacher Bianca Killings taught Nykhia. She said Nykhia was like a caterpillar who blossomed into a butterfly.

"Nykhia slowly came out of her shell. She was very smart, very helpful, extremely respectful. She was one of our angels."

Madison Walker and Sy'mia Simmons were close friends with Nykhia.

"I felt comfortable whenever I was around her. And she just made me feel at home," said Madison Walker.

"She was a smart girl, and she never got in trouble," said Sy'mia Simmons.

Colethia Williams faces several charges in the fire including three counts of felony murder. She's free on bond and attended the ceremony. Williams thanked the faculty and staff for honoring the students.

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