Family and friends of 2-year old, Makayla Middleton are remembering their little princess with tiaras and hair clips.
“She loved everything. Tiaras, glitter, crayons. In her honor, I wore my tiara. If she was here, she would be wearing a tiara,” Kristine Herrin, Makayla’s Godmother, said.
“We talk about her all the time. Look at pictures. It’s like she is still here, but she’s gone forever,” Mark Bravo said.
Makayla’s mom, Kellie Smith wants to celebrate her daughter’s life through song and dance. A benefit show and silent auction was held at Southport Hall on Sunday to help raise funds for the family and to remember a young life, gone too soon.
Makayla, along with her father, Jacob Middleton Sr. were shot and killed in Abita Springs on January 6th. St. Tammany Parish Authorities said that her half brother, 17-year old, Jacob Middleton Jr. confessed to the shootings. He blamed his actions on years of abuse from his father.
“I hope he finds God and really prays,” Smith said.
The support this mother is getting from her family and friends means a lot to her, but it doesn’t replace the missing feeling in her heart.
“It’s boring without her. It’s too quiet and it’s just not the same,” she said.
All she wants is her little princess back.
“I’d hug her so much and I wouldn’t let her go,” she said.