The Williams family is relying on faith to get them through the tragedy of 3-year-old Amiracle who was shot and killed when a teenage Facebook feud turned into a fist fight and then – gunfire on Mogul on Detroit’s east side.
“It’s a war going on right here in the city of Detroit,” said Amiracle’s grandmother Mariana Williams. “I’m not talking about the war in Pakistan or the war overseas. I’m talking about the war that’s here in the city of Detroit.”
“Facebook turned into face to face,” said Pastor David Bullock. “We’ve got to learn how to love one another.”
Bullock and the Change Consortium donated $500 to Amiracle’s family, while Chlora Funeral Home donated it’s services. Amiracle’s mother and father are still recovering from being shot in the melee. It was Amiracle’s 17-year-old sister and her friends who had been involved in the initial Facebook feud.. Now 23-year-old Donnie Everett is charged with Amiracle’s murder.
Williams says violence has visited this family far too often.
“I can’t hate no one,” Mariana said. “I had a son who got murdered in 2012 and I lost my daughter accidentally in 1991. She said. “”I’m telling you this Facebook thing and all this stuff is just a mess. I don’t care how old that child is,” Williams said. “You have a right to know what they are doing at all times. You have a right to look on their Facebook. You have a right to look in their room, you have a right to monitor their friends.”
Amiracle’s funeral, or home-going is Saturday, but they are also inviting everyone who wants to see change in the city to a Live In Peace rally on Nov. 8 at the Northwest Activities Center. For more information about the upcoming peace rally, see the Change Consortium’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/actioncacVisitation.
Amiracle Williams is at Clora Funeral Home, 5801 E. 7 Mile, Detroit, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 and is open to the public. The funeral is at Little Rock Baptist Church, 9000 Woodward, Detroit on Oct. 25. Family hour is 10:30 a.m., the funeral is 11 a.m.
Interment is at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 17219 Mound Road.
The family of Amiracle Williams has a GoFundMe account set up online for those who would like to show their support and make a donation. Click here for the link.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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