Funeral held for nine-year-old boy shot in his Brampton home
Published Saturday, February 2, 2013 7:21PM EST
More than a week after Kesean Williams was shot to death while watching TV in his Brampton home, the nine-year-old boy was remembered at a private funeral service held Saturday.
Following a 90-minute service at a Hamilton church, mourners emerged as pallbearers carried Williams’ white casket outside.
Williams’ 15-year-old brother was a pallbearer and eulogized his brother inside the church.
“You could hardly hear what he was saying, he was so choked up,” said Brenda Williams, a family friend.
His grieving mother was helped into a waiting limousine after the service.
Quacey Flake, who identified herself as Kesean’s half-sister, said she was trying to be strong for her grieving family. She said Kesean will never be forgotten.
“I’ve had too many good times with him just to forget about him,” she said.
Williams was killed Jan. 23 when a bullet fired into his family’s townhouse on Ardglen Drive, near Kennedy Road South and Clarence Street, struck him in the head. He died of his injuries after being rushed to Sick Kids hospital in downtown Toronto.
His mother and brother were home at the time of the shooting, but were not harmed.
Family friend Monique Facey said her thoughts were with Williams’ family.
“I have a little boy who turns 11 tomorrow, and I’m just standing here watching a mom putting her little boy underneath the ground.”
Williams’ was in Grade 4 at Sir Winston Churchill Public School, where he was described as a “well-liked student.”
Meanwhile, no arrests have been made as Peel Region police continue to investigate the shooting. Investigators have said they believe the slain boy’s home was targeted, and are working to identify a suspect and determine a motive.
With a report from CTV Toronto’s Austin Delaney
Nine-year-old Kesean Williams was fatally shot inside his family's townhouse on Ardglen Drive in Brampton on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.