Funeral for Teen Hit By Car While Running from Dog
By Deon Guillory, WJBF GMA Weekend Anchor/Reporter - email
Augusta, GA -
Family and friends remember 13-year-old De'Monta Collins.
Song and Praise.
Tissues and barely a dry eye in Mount Calvary Baptist Church Saturday as family and friends remember De'Monta Collins.
"Unique. Proper and on time." Those are the words used to describe the teen by his uncle, Marcus Collins.
He says the boy was loved by many, including his principal at Sego Middle School.
"De'Monta's life was a miracle from the very beginning and we at Sego are fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to play a small role in it," said Sonya Jefferson, Principal, Sego Middle School.
A small role that wasn't lost on anyone at Mount Calvary.
Many of them giving their condolences to the family, especially De'Monta's mother Jermika.
A service his Uncle Marcus says he would have enjoyed.
"This was awesome. This was an awesome service. He got every song that he loves to hear and sing and he enjoyed church," said Collins.
The 13-year-old died the night of April 3rd after being hit by a car while running from a dog on Milledgeville Road.
The dog's owner has been cited, accused of violating the state's leash law.
Collins says he wouldn't know what to say if he ever met her.
"Probably a loss for words. Don't know what to say. Don't know whether to be angry or, you know. It's just kind of a shock."
For now, a celebration for the home going of his movie buddy. The one who brought out his inner child.
Collins said, "Monta was loved,. He was a teenager and he will be missed."
De'Monta Collins mother has set up a memorial fund in her son's name.