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Family, friends remember 8-year-old killed in crash as "well-liked"

Family and friends remember A'Daesha as a child who loved to read and had a bright personality. (Source: Lisa Bryant) Family and friends remember A'Daesha as a child who loved to read and had a bright personality. (Source: Lisa Bryant)
Worth Primary's counselor and an additional counselor will be on site Monday to speak with students and faculty members who knew A'Daesha. (Source: Lisa Bryant) Worth Primary's counselor and an additional counselor will be on site Monday to speak with students and faculty members who knew A'Daesha. (Source: Lisa Bryant)
"It's sort of sad just not to know what her potential is going to take her to," said A'Daesha's grandfather, Addy C. Cook, Jr. (Source: WALB) "It's sort of sad just not to know what her potential is going to take her to," said A'Daesha's grandfather, Addy C. Cook, Jr. (Source: WALB)
"I just saw so many great things for her," said Lisa Bryant, A'Daesha's 2nd grade teacher at Worth Primary. (Source: WALB) "I just saw so many great things for her," said Lisa Bryant, A'Daesha's 2nd grade teacher at Worth Primary. (Source: WALB)
Now, the child's family has a hard task ahead: to simply move on with life without the little girl who brought them so much joy. (Source: Family Photo) Now, the child's family has a hard task ahead: to simply move on with life without the little girl who brought them so much joy. (Source: Family Photo)
SUMNER, GA (WALB) -

Sunday, family and friends continued mourning the loss of the Worth County girl killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash in Dougherty County.

A'Daesha Holley, 8, died in a car wreck on County Line Road near Spring Flats Road in Dougherty County Thursday.

Her mother, K'Mesha Holley, and little brother, Kendall Holley were both injured in the crash. Sunday night, the two remained hospitalized.

K'Mesha Holley is set to have a second surgery Monday.

Kendall is in the hospital in Atlanta. He is reportedly paralyzed from the naval down.

"I just saw so many great things for her," said Lisa Bryant, A'Daesha's 2nd grade teacher at Worth Primary.

Family and friends remember A'Daesha as a child who loved to read and had a bright personality.

"She was like a ray of sunshine to come to my room every morning," said Bryant. "You're going to know when she comes through the door."

"It's sort of sad just not to know what her potential is going to take her to," said A'Daesha's grandfather, Addy C. Cook, Jr.

Monday, Bryant will return to her classroom after the holiday break with one student missing.

"I've had several thoughts about how tomorrow should go, but who knows how it really will go," she said.

The school's counselor and an additional counselor will be on site Monday to speak with students and faculty members who knew A'Daesha.

"Naturally, I'm going to say a prayer before I step through that door because I don't know what's going to happen. I really don't," said Bryant. "I don't know how I'm going to handle it, because I've never dealt with this before."

The child's grandfather said her sweet life was cut too short.

"I always told her, 'Grandaddy will be here. He'll be here for you to the end.' We didn't know it was going to be this way, but, it's hard," he said.

Now, the child's family has a hard task ahead: to simply move on with life without the little girl who brought them so much joy.

"You know things are going to happen in life. But, you have to face them, and you take them from the point where you're at, and you go forward. You can't go back," said Cook.

A Dougherty County Police officer, Steve Davis was also killed in the crash.

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