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Heaven Zihayia Frazier

Age 8

Greenwood, South Carolina

“We will never get another Heaven”

There were more than 500 students at Mathews Elementary School, but the third-grader stood out as a bundle of joy, who loved to sing.  

“She made sure you knew her,” a representative of the school told Index Journal. “What comforts us is the smile she always had. No matter what day she was having or what she was going through, she always had that smile.”

Heaven Zihayia Frazier, 8, was found shot dead on Nov. 16, 2018, at home in Greenwood, South Carolina, alongside her father and his girlfriend. In Heaven’s honor, the family collected toys to donate for kids in the holiday season.

By Zahra Wakilzada · Age 17
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More than 80 musicians

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Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Elijah Foster

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Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

Beverly McBride

Purple hair, just like her dad

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

Ramon Enriquez Barragan

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Robert Spencer Biggers Jr.

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Trevon Fareed Richardson

College, football, a scholarship. All lost.

James Claggion IV

Left hometown for fame in Atlanta

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Ke’Andre Johnson

Cut off after only one verse

Kaileigh Lin Collier

Was “more beautiful than she knew”

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Taylor Hayes

A star on her karaoke machine

Arthur Roger Holloway III

His obituary ran in two states

Montrell Anthony Mouzon

His dream of witnessing motocross shattered

Brandon Nash Hammett

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