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MACON, Ga. — Last year, 13WMAZ reported Ahmori Searcy was shot and killed at Majestic Garden Apartments on Rocky Creek Road.
For the first time Saturday, his mother, Felicia Marks, hosted a back-to-school giveaway to honor her 17-year-old.
Marks says she decided to do this event because of how kind her son was.
“To me it feels like I know I can’t save everyone. I just want to give some families a little gift saying ‘Hey, you’re loved. You’re loved.’ A little small token,” Marks said.
It’s her first time hosting an event like this and she’s doing it for the community.
“Helping mothers and fathers get there kids little school items.”
Marks says the back-to-school bash will happen every year in different areas.
“My son is kind hearted, always have been, always been kind hearted. But I never actually never been out in public to be known to be kind hearted and to give,” Marks said.
This year, Marks, along with the help of AAA and Celebration of Life Memorial, will be giving away two $500 gift cards, a laptop, work desk, clothes, book bags and school supplies.
In March 2021, Searcy was shot at an apartment complex on Rocky Creek Road. Officers found his body laying in the bushes. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Marks says her emotions were all over the place.
“I was asking people what happen. I’m hollering like ‘What happen to my son, where is my son?’ Everybody like ‘Man Man gone, Man Man gone,'” Marks said.
This year would have been Searcy’s final year of high school. Marks said she’s “giving away his goods because he’s not here.”
Marks said doing the back-to-school bash is motivating for her.
“It makes me feel real good and because no matter what I go through in life, I still push forward and keep pushing,” Marks said.
And pushing forward is what Marks can do for herself and her son.
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