Friends and Family members gathers for the funeral of a 5 year boy Canon Hinnant who was shot while riding a bike.
Wilson N.C (WTVD): This Thursday friends and family for the funeral of Cannon Hinnant a 5 year boy who was shot to death while riding a bike last week.
More than a 100 cars where seemed in the parking lot of the funeral home by friends and others nearby. In order lift up the family in this unthinkable time many friends, loved ones and even strangers has attended the funeral.
Expressing his pain and grief Canons grandfather Merril Race said," we shouldn't even be here". Race, a member of the local Guardians of the Children, describes his grandson as a "beautiful kid" Canon loved playing outside.
Canon stepfather Lee Parker that he had helped raise the little boy with his wife, Donna Waddell.
"He meant the world to me, just like all the other kids that are mine I helped raise," he said.
Recalling the phone call which he received on August 9 about Canon being shot by a neighbor which shook him to the core.
"I received the call, man. I was riding down the road, and I just blacked out, couldn't even think for a few seconds, took me a minute to register it," said Parker.
Since Sunday the world mourns for Canon's Death. People across the world are using several hash tags with Canon's name and sending prayers to the grieved family for some encouragement and even raising monetary donations.
"From Australia, Ohio, Colorado, I mean, it don't stop. It's all around the world," Parker said.
Darius Sessoms, 25 has been arrested by the Wilson Police facing first degree of murder charge. Police however have not released any further information.
Canon was about to start with kinder garden this week.
Angered Canons grandfather said," That's evil. I never met this guy in my life, but that is one evil dude. He's there where he should be"
Parker and Race say that the family will always love the free spirited and loving young boy and will be deeply missed his memories will be impossible to replace.
"It'll never be behind us. He'll always be with us, but we're gonna get through it," Parker Said.
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