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Friends remember coworker after 5 found dead in house fire

Five people were found dead inside a home destroyed by a fire this weekend. (Source: WALB) Five people were found dead inside a home destroyed by a fire this weekend. (Source: WALB)
Friends and family members of the victims are in complete shock. (Source: WALB) Friends and family members of the victims are in complete shock. (Source: WALB)
But now friends of one of the victims are doing what they can to help. (Source: WALB) But now friends of one of the victims are doing what they can to help. (Source: WALB)
Advance Auto Parts General Manager Desiree Flores (Source: WALB) Advance Auto Parts General Manager Desiree Flores (Source: WALB)
Now friends are doing what they can to help the family of Alicia Norman. (Source: WALB) Now friends are doing what they can to help the family of Alicia Norman. (Source: WALB)
COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

Five young people were found dead inside a home after a massive house fire over the weekend in Colquitt county.

The State Fire Marshal identified the victims as Jonathan Edwards, Alicia Norman, Jones Pidcock, Reid Williams and Jordan Croft.

MORE: Identities released for five killed in Colquitt Co. fire

Friends and family members of the victims are in complete shock, but now friends of one of the victims are doing what they can to help. 

Alicia Norman was just days away from becoming a manager at Advance Auto Parts in Moultrie. 

Employees there said that they were more than coworkers, they were a family. 

"We just love her and we miss her," said General Manager Desiree Flores. "We're going to miss her." 

Now they're raising money to help Norman's family. They started taping up posters and tying up black ribbons in memory of their dear friend Alicia Norman. 

Norman worked at Advance Auto Parts for close to a year.  A fitting job for someone as passionate as she was about cars. 

"She was always here. She was always, always here. Even when she wasn't working," said Flores.

Flores said that she was training Norman to become a manager before she died. In honor of her hard work and dedication to their Advance Auto Parts Team, they set up a poster, hoping to raise money for Norman's family. 

"We're trying to reach out to everybody, trying to get help from anybody who's willing to help to try to make this a little bit easier," explained Flores. 

On the poster, Norman's boyfriend Jonathan Edwards, who also died.

Both Norman and Edwards were found inside the house with the other three victims, Pidcock, Williams and Croft. Officials identified at least one person who did not die in the fire as Jeffrey Peacock. He escaped the fire and was sent to the hospital.

It's not clear if the victims died as a result of the fire or if there was another cause. But as friends and family wait for answers, Flores and her team will continue to show their love and support for Alicia. 

"They all know here," said Flores. "Everybody that comes in knows who she was and knows the impact that she left." 

WALB spoke with another close friend of the three other victims who died, she said that they were always friendly and positive people. 

If you'd like to donate to Alicia Norman's family, you can contact Deisree Flores at (229) 985-6442, or stop by the Advance Auto Parts store on 1st Ave SE in Moultrie. 

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