This Monday, at 2 p.m. (7 p.m. GMT), the city of Uvalde will bury Amerie Jo Garza, a little girl with a big smile who had just celebrated her tenth birthday. She is one of the 19 children who died in her school on May 24 under the bullets of Salvador Ramos, barely 18 years old. Their funerals, as well as those of the two teachers, will extend until mid-June.
This “funny little diva who ‘hated dresses'” and ‘had a big heart’ dreamed of becoming an art teacher, her family described in her obituary. The day before, relatives, but also anonymous people had come to pay homage to her in front of her closed coffin, with dozens of photos and music, in a funeral home located just opposite the school where she was murdered.
The funeral of another victim, Maite Rodriguez, 10, will take place at 7 p.m. (midnight GMT). The little girl, who wanted to become a marine biologist, was “kind, charismatic, loving,” her mother Ana Rodriguez wrote on Facebook Thursday. “And above all, she was my best friend. “This horrible and senseless nightmare, from which I cannot wake up, has absolutely destroyed and weakened my life and my heart,” she added.