KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One-year-old Denim White seemed happy as family and friends held him Saturday afternoon.
He probably won't remember today -- the day he sat through his mother and big sister's funeral.
He'll also have no memory of Aug. 23 -- the day a relative found him alone at home, sitting next to their bodies.
The funeral service included a letter to Denim, composed as if it had been written to him by his older sister.
It read, in part:
“Now it’s time for Nana to teach my little brother Denim to sing and Papa to have fun with him, just like he did me. My mommy and I will always be with you, Denim.”
Family and friends packed Christian Tabernacle Church on The Paseo. They couldn't contain their grief as they said their goodbyes.
Twenty-eight-year-old Myeisha Turner and her three-year-old daughter, Damiah White, were buried in the same coffin.
Family members said very little about their killer. Instead, they focused on their faith.
“Since the devil comes to us with hate … the Bible says overcome evil with good,” said one speaker.
“God is still God, in spite of the circumstances; in spite of what we may feel in this moment.”
The service also included beautiful song and interpretive dance before the mourners exited the church.
Some were forever changed by the actions of the heartless killer, while others will spend the rest of their lives learning and understanding who they lost.
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