NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to six-year-old Shaud Wilson, who was killed in a hit and run crash on Monday.
"I'd much rather have my grandson back," said Shaud's grandfather Lloyd Goeloe. "I'd give anything, even my own life, to have him back."
At the funeral, faces were stained with tears.
Family and friends filed in to the Church of New Orleans, holding this children close, to pay respects to a boy who touched so many lives in his short six years of life.
"People from all over the world have showed us love in our trying times," Goeloe said.
The outpouring of support from friends and donations from strangers moved by Shaud's story helped the family put together the memorial service and pay for the medical bills for Shaud's sister who survived the crash.
"I'm just grieving right now, and I'm trying to help my family heal," Goeloe said.