More than 50 friends and family gathered to honor a slain Macon teen. People honored the Ballard-Hudson Middle School student with prayer, candlelight and music in front of his home on Cleveland Street.
Marquez Blount, 13, was shot in the face last Friday and died on Saturday.
"We lit the candles to show our love for Marquez and in celebration of his life," said Miriam Dean, his mother.
"I had donated his organs. And I got the call today about his organs. His heart was donated to a 14-year-old boy in Tennessee. His liver is a 12-year-old in Georgia.One kidney a 34-year-old in Georgia, another kidney a 57-year-old in Georgia and his intestines was to a 62-year-old in Washington D.C.," she said. "So I am so excited because he has made someone else live."
Shikeymia Hudsonsaid he was "cool with everybody."
"If you see these children on the street with a gun don't be scared to say something to them. Say something to them because the life your saving could just be your own or your childs," said Sandra Lowe, Blount's aunt.