MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Family, friends and the Muskogee community are coming together Saturday to say one last good-bye to five children taken too soon.
Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1, Jaidus Pridgeon, 3, Harmony Anderson, 5, Neveah Pridgeon, 6, Que’dynce Anderson, 9, will be laid to rest.
Services are planned for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Timothy Baptist Church in Muskogee. The service is private for family and invited community leaders only. Those who want to show support are invited to gather in the parking lot of the church and join the funeral procession to Booker T. Washington Cemetery.
The five siblings were killed during an early morning shooting on Feb. 2 that also claimed the life of 24-year-old Javarion Lee and sent their mother to the hospital.
The man charged with killing the young children and his brother is 25-year-old Jarron Pridgeon. Pridgeon is charged with first degree murder, shooting with intent to kill and possessing a firearm after a conviction. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and he returns to court Feb. 18.
Muskogee Mayor Marlon Coleman is expected to hold a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 9. He'll talk about how the city is dealing with the tragedy, how to move forward, best way to support the family and first responders.
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