Family members say final goodbyes to 22 month old
BATON ROUGE - The family of Angel Green, the toddler who died last week after being left in a hot van by daycare workers, said their final goodbyes Saturday afternoon.
" We lost an angel today and we're going to miss her," said Deera Williams, a friend of the family.
On the way to the burial site, the tiny casket holding the 22 month old's body was followed by horsemen wearing wings, while they threw rose petals along the route.
Although family and friends are mourning the loss of the toddler, Lauren Jackson who's a friend of the child's mother said she's learned to be more attentive to where she brings her two year old.
" I honestly never even looked to see if my child's daycare was licensed but now I know," said Jackson.
Gary Chambers, who officiated the funeral, made a call to parents.
" Now we know that we (have) to go the extra mile to make sure that our children are in the hands of people that are not going to be negligent with them," said Chambers.
But loved ones of the child said they firmly believe her death was not in vain.
" Just know now that you have a angel watching over you," said Jackson.