Brother And Sister Remembered At Harrison Central High School

There are many things that will be missed. Whitney Harris went to church with Kiara and Jameel for many years.

"Kiara's Smile, and Jameel - his little jokes that he had. I'm going to miss it all. I'm going to miss them both."

Tiffany Johnson and Nia Montgomery were in Kiara's Senior Class at Harrison Central.

"Kiara made us laugh. She made us laugh all the time, anything she said, put a smile on our face."

Classmate Bill Gilbert agrees.

"She always had a smile on her face. I never met a person that didn't like Kiara that didn't know Kiara, and she's just a blessing."

Raven Dedeaux and Shainice Tibley were in Jameel's Sophomore class at Harrison Central.

"I'll miss his jokes. Yeah, his smile, how he made everyone in the classroom laugh."

Even the memories brought smiles. And because they were both so loved, saying good-bye was difficult. Michael Darby was a close friend of Kiara's.

"I'm just going to miss talking to her all the time whenever I want to, and now I'm not going to be able to do that."

But many people found comfort, by celebrating Kiara and Jameel's strong faith.

Their Pastor at First Missionary Baptist Church in Gulfport, Sonny Adolph, says, "They weren't just children who were made to come to church by their parents; they were both believers."

Harris adds, "This is more of a celebration because everyone knows Jameel and Kiara are in Heaven, so it's a celebration. And I think that this is going to be a positive thing because it's affecting a lot of people, and I think it's going to bring a lot of people to the Lord."

Something loved ones say Kiara and Jameel would smile upon.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a memorial fund in Kiara and Jameel's name. You can make a donation to that fund at any Hancock Bank Branch.