The family of 12-year-old Jolesa Barber, who was murdered on Charles Street Jan. 28, 2008 on the North Side in a hail of more than 40 rounds of ammunition, invited the media to the third anniversary of this tragedy for healing and to celebrate the joyous life she shared with family and friends as the criminal court case came to a close.
The family said it has been a long road waiting for justice to prevail and the family has endured many setbacks. Now that the case has come to its final phases addressing those responsible for devastating their lives, the family thanked all those who supported them and kept them in their prayers at the vigil.
|FAMILY CONCERN—Rayneisa Wade; sister of Kimberly Wade and mother of shooting victim 12 year old Jolesa Barber; speaks on how it affects the family with the court ruling the same day.
The family asked the community to come out and support the need for unity as they try to bring an end to the senseless violence that is taking the lives of so many children in Pittsburgh. The family members said they are beginning to move into their next level of healing “while honoring the memory of their beloved daughter, sister, cousin, best friend and beautiful spirit gone too soon, Jolesa Barber.”