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Colquitt family planning a six-year-old's funeral

A family in Colquitt County is still dealing with the tragedy dealt to them earlier this week. A grandmother is charged with killing her granddaughter, and the family says it's like dealing with losing two family members.

Earlier this week police say 64-year-old Virgina Sims killed her six year old granddaughter, Alexis Walker. Officials say Sims choked the young girl and then threw her body into a pond on Moye Road. GBI agents say Sims wanted to kill herself, but went for help.

Braided hair, a smile and watching Spongebob Squarepants is how Alexis Walker will be remembered, and it's those blue lights of police cars that the Sims/Walker families want to forget.

The Sims family says the hardest part is trying to find money to pay for burial costs. 6-year-old Alexis Walker didn't have life insurance.

This leaves them paying for her funeral cost out of pocket. Factor in a struggling economy, and Walker coming from meager beginnings and this is a large task.

The family is asking for your help putting to rest someone who's life was taken way to soon. The Sims/Walker family is doing what they can to raise money. From 10 to 7 Saturday they will be washing cars and selling chicken dinners at the One Stop in Norman Park Georgia.

If you would like to help out an account has been set up at Ameris Bank in the name of Walker's great-grandfather name Matt Dawson.

Luke Strong and Son Mortuary will be handling her funeral arrangements.

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