The last victim of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, 德克萨斯州, is being laid to rest
Like millions of 10-year-olds, Uziyah 塞尔吉奥·加西亚 loved video games, swimming and trampolines. He was also a natural at football, taking to it seamlessly when he and his grandfather started tossing the ball together over spring break.
“Such a fast little boy and he could catch a ball so good,” his grandfather, Manny Renfro, 告诉美联社. “There were certain plays that I would call that he would remember and he would do it exactly like we practiced.”
Uziyah, who went by Uzi, was the last of the 21 people killed in the Uvalde school massacre — 19 children and two teachers — to be laid to rest. His funeral was held Saturday at the Immanuel Baptist Church in 圣安吉洛, where he lived before moving last year to Uvalde, 关于 200 英里 (322 公里) to the south.
“We will miss saying, ‘I love you and Jesus loves you,’ especially his reply, ’… and Jesus loves you too!” his family wrote in an obituary for the boy, remembering for his contagious laugh, love of silly jokes, and sweet and outgoing nature.
Uzi’s favorite after-school snack was a Nutella sandwich with blue Takis, which he would try to persuade others to try, The New York Times reported.
“He was goofy, he loved to make you laugh,” Nikki Cross, an aunt the boy lived with, told the newspaper.
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