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The mother of the boy who was killed while walking to school says she is thankful for her family and the community's support. (Source: WALB) The mother of the boy who was killed while walking to school says she is thankful for her family and the community's support. (Source: WALB)
Tony's funeral will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Dimension Olive South, on Martin Luther King drive. (Source: WALB) Tony's funeral will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Dimension Olive South, on Martin Luther King drive. (Source: WALB)
While Trean spoke with WALB, outside the Sports Zone volunteers were holding a car wash. (Source: WALB) While Trean spoke with WALB, outside the Sports Zone volunteers were holding a car wash. (Source: WALB)
The car wash was held to raise money for the Shed's expenses. (Source: WALB) The car wash was held to raise money for the Shed's expenses. (Source: WALB)
Trean Shed (Source: WALB) Trean Shed (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The mother of a 9-year-old Albany boy, killed when hit by a car while walking to school, thanks the community for their support.

Trean Shed said she is able to deal with the tragedy because of the help of her family and community.

Trean, her mother Doris Shed Odoms and the children's other grandmother Franchelle Williams, are facing the tragedy together. 

Tony Shed Jr. was killed Friday, when he and three other children were struck by a car while walking to school.  

"He was truly loved. And I am forever going to hold on to his beautiful smile," said Trean. "'Mom, how was your day?' Or him just seeing my face and saying, 'Mom it's going to be okay.'"

Trean's daughter Te'Unna, 6, is home now recovering.  

"She has a little ways to go, but she's doing real good, smiles. She's doing real good," explained Trean.

While Trean spoke with WALB, outside the Sports Zone volunteers were holding a car wash to raise money for the Shed's expenses.  

Trean said it was that kind of community support that has touched her and her family.  

"To have the community support, I thank them. I really truly thank them from the depth of my soul," said Trean. "You know we thank them for their support. We thank them."  

Since Friday, there has been an outpouring of assistance for the two families of the four children struck by the car. A community that grieves for the death of a young boy, and celebrates together that his sister and the other two injured girls are recovering.

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Trean said that Jahkara Arnold,10, is doing well in her recovery at an Atlanta hospital, and the two families have become close friends since the accident.

On Thursday, the Sheds were at the viewing for Tony at Meadow's Funeral Home until 8:30. His funeral will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Dimension Olive South, on Martin Luther King drive.

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