Jailah Silguero and her cousin Jayce Luevanos, both victims of the Texas elementary school shooting, held a wake together in Uvalde, with the funeral home decorated in their favorite themes
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The families of two 10-year-old cousins who were victims of the Texas elementary school shooting have held a wake together on the teens’ favorite topics.
A week after the Robb Elementary School massacre, Jailah Silguero and her cousin Jayce Luevanos lay in coffins at the Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home in Uvalde.
Grieving relatives had Jailah’s coffin dyed pink and white and wrote the words “TikTok” and “Pop” on it, while Jayce’s coffin was colored green with a dinosaur and rainforest theme.
Alongside them were photos and teddy bears, the New York Post reported.
There was also video footage of the two on a screen at the funeral home, which included a movie of Jailah dancing.
SILGUERO AND LUEVANO)
SILGUERO AND LUEVANO)
The two cousins were among 19 children and two teachers who were killed after 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire after entering the school.
Jailah had asked to stay home on the day of the shooting, her mother said, but with only two days left of the school year, she insisted she go inside.
Now the heartbroken mother says that if she had said yes, maybe her young girl would still be with her.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Jailah’s grandmother, Linda Gonzales, said: “Jailah didn’t want to go to school yesterday.
She added that’s what really upset Jailah’s mom, Veronica Luevanos, making her think, “If only I’d let her stay home.”
Gonzales said, “They were just so sweet. They were sweet children and adorable. What can you say about little innocent children?
“I’m lost for words. We think it’s a small community, it can’t happen here, but oh my god it happens everywhere.”
Another relative of Jailah named Carlos shared how much she loved to skateboard, ride a bike and play with her cousins.
“She was a great sunshine. She was very talkative… She had a big heart, especially for kids younger than her,” Carlos said New York Post.
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“She just had a big heart. She will be greatly missed.”
Meanwhile, separate memorial services, both closed to the media, were held for Amerie Jo Garza, remembered for her love of swimming and the arts, and her classmate Maite Yuleana Rodriguez, an honor student who dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. held.
Amerie’s family was so insistent on privacy that authorities parked a fire truck outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church to cover camera footage after the hearse arrived.
The girl’s coffin was carried in by six pallbearers in white shirts.
She was buried a short time later during a private grave ceremony in a nearby cemetery. Services for Maite were held the same evening at a funeral home in Uvalde.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/ten-year-old-cousins-laid-27127846 Ten-year-old cousins lay side by side at a shared wake after being shot at school