Caydence Nicole Painter
Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.
As a kindergartener, reading and writing made her days special. When she wasn’t working on her alphabet, she was dancing — no matter what music was playing. She lit up the room.
She was a loyal sister, devoted to her brothers and always looking up to her oldest.
On May 16, 2018, Caydence Nicole Painter, 6, of Ponder, Texas, was shot and killed alongside her two brothers by her mother’s ex-husband, who also killed her boyfriend before turning the gun on himself. Her mother was shot but survived.