Friends of the five people murdered in Colquitt County last month are keeping their memories alive. Alicia Norman, Jonathan Edwards, Jones Pidcock, Reid Williams, and Jordan Croft were shot and found dead inside a burned home.
Desiree Flores was Alicia's manager and close friends. She and her team at Advance Auto Parts collected donations for funeral costs. They're using the money for a cause dear to Alicia's heart.
"I don't want to forget her because I love her and I miss her," Flores said.
Pictures of Alicia Norman are still up at the Advance Auto Parts in Moultrie. Although she's no longer physically with her former co-workers her smile still brightens up the store. "We go day by day. I feel her here. I still see her. "
Flores says she was shocked by the outpouring of love and support from folks in the community who donated to Alicia's family but now Flores and her team have a new mission.
"Alicia used to say that if she had the land she would literally adopt every animal in the Humane Society and take them all in. She loved animals."
So to keep her love for animals alive Advance Auto Parts employees donated these cleaning supplies to the Colquitt county Humane Society.
"I know she's smiling. I know she's smiling. And I gave them one of the pictures that I had of her with her dog."
The same dog that passed away with Alicia in the fire.
"I don't want to look at it as a negative thing anymore. I want to see it as she's up there with some of the things she loved the most."
Very little information has been released in this murder investigation following the arrest of 25-year-old Jeffrey Peacock but Flores says she's heard enough.
"I wish I could get Alicia back, and I can't. And that's all that matters. So I'll just keep honoring her the way that we do, and I'll keep loving her the way that I do. And I'll just keep on moving forward. I still love her very much."
Flores asks that instead of donations to the gofundme page, folks send donations to the Colquitt County Humane Society in Alicia's memory.
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