Thirteen-year-old Myah Jackson greeted her father Monday night with the song she plans to sing at her sisters funeral.
Though Im missing you, Ill find a way to get through, she sang. Living without you, cause you were my sister, my strength and my pride. Only God may know why, still I will get by.
Alyssa Jackson was killed last week in a drive-by shooting on Cedar Avenue in Macons Unionville neighborhood. Police have not yet made any arrests in the case.
Sebastian Jackson met with Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, Macon police and Bibb County sheriffs officials earlier Monday to discuss the investigation into the shooting.
They are most definitely making progress, he said. They have indicated to me they are not sparing any expense.
Chris Floore, director of public affairs for the city of Macon, said the mayor wanted to personally express his deepest sympathy for the familys loss.
This type of tragedy affects us all, and we would like to find ways to curb such senseless violence, Floore said.
Alyssas family plans to hold funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at World of Faith Ministries on Hartley Bridge Road, her father said.
He said he is working with Southwest High School Principal Tanzy Kilcrease to plan a commemoration event at the school where Alyssa attended.
Jackson said he is grateful for the communitys response to the shooting.
Immeasurable, he said.
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