Father of girl slain in drive-by meets with officials

alopez@macon.comNovember 25, 2013 

Myah Jackson said she plans to sing the song, by the artist Brandy, at her sister Alyssa' funeral. Alyssa Jackson was killed last week in a drive-by shooting on Cedar Avenue in Macon's Unionville neighborhood. Audio recording by staff writer Andres David Lopez.

Thirteen-year-old Myah Jackson greeted her father Monday night with the song she plans to sing at her sister’s funeral.

“Though I’m missing you, I’ll 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 Macon’s 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 sheriff’s 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 family’s loss.”

“This type of tragedy affects us all, and we would like to find ways to curb such senseless violence,” Floore said.

Alyssa’s 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 community’s response to the shooting.

“Immeasurable,” he said.

To contact writer Andres David Lopez, call 744-4382.

The Telegraph is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service