Saying goodbye: Memorial in Roseburg celebrates lives of Lookingglass shooting victims
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg community is grieving after remembering the victims of a triple homicide that happened earlier this month in the Lookingglass area.
A Saturday memorial brought people together to try to heal.
"From Robert: Today I placed my wife and two of my babies to rest; they have gone on to Heaven together," said Reverend John Baros, speaking for Robert Adams at Redeemer’s Fellowship in Roseburg.
Harlan Lee read from the victim’s obituaries as the Lookingglass community said goodbye to three special people in their lives.
55-year-old Donya Renee Adams: "When Dondi decided to accomplish something, she gave it her whole heart."
26-year-old Amory Rose Adams: "She loved working with animals, but she realized she had a heart for older people, especially those who were hurting.”
10-year-old Payshience "Tia" Adams: "Tia's ultimate goal in life was to be a flying pink kitty."
16-year-old Kevin Adams was charged with four accounts of aggravated murder for killing his foster mom and sisters, but the Apostolic Faith Church hopes the memorial will help friends and family move forward.
"We do believe that it will be in an encouragement, and healing, and the family wants it to be a celebration of their lives,” said Apostolic Faith Church Pastor Darrel Lee.
The pastor said the family was heavily involved in providing music for the church.
Musical scholarships will be set up in all three names of the victims and hopefully with time, the community will heal.