By Charlene Shirk
First Coast News
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- One look at Nickeshea Gray and you can tell she was a woman adored. Adored by her family, a family that says she took care of them when times were tough. Her brother Steven Gray says that when their father left she started pitching in at the age of thirteen. "Because that's what kind of sister she is. She fed us, she clothed us, she bought us christmas and it pains me that someone could do her like that."
Someone shot the young mother of three at Marion Park about two miles from her home. Police aren't releasing many details at this time. They will only say that she was shot and that the person who brought her to the hospital was questioned by police but was not arrested. Her family says Nickeshea was shot while with her boyfriend, the father of her youngest daughter. Her cousin Pasha Gray says Nickeshea says the last time they talked with her, she was getting ready for bed because she had to go to work the next day.
The next thing they knew Homicide Detectives were knocking at their door in the early morning hours to tell them she had been murdered. "She didn't deserve to die the way she died and we deserve some answers it won't change the fact that she's gone but if that person is put away then they won't do this to someone else and go through what her children are going through right now."
Her family says, for her children's sake, they will pick up where Nickeshea left off. They will love and support them and continue to teach them all the values that were important to her. Her Aunt Linda Gray says they will tell her children this all while knowing she can never truly be replaced. "She would want you to go on and be the best person you could be in life because she loved you just that much and she was going to make sure that happened now we have to make sure this happens because someone took you away from her."
Her family is asking that if anyone saw or heard what happened to her to please call the police or Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-tips.
"So that we can have closure as a family and her spirit can move on and her family can move on."
First Coast News