Birthday party held for 'Sweet Livie'
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Family and friends of Livia Robinson gathered at Maplewood Park for her 4th birthday party on Saturday.
This is the first birthday since the Huntsville toddler was killed in a shooting earliier this year, a tragic crime that stunned the city.
Saturday's party was a celebration of Sweet Livie's life.
"She always knew when her birthday was. You asked her, 'When's your birthday, Olivia?' May 31st. She always knew when her birthday was." said Meme McComb, Livie's mother.
McComb says her daughter, known to everyone as "Sweet Livie" would have turned 4 years old this Thursday.
Livia Robinson was killed in a drive by shooting at her home in March. On Thursday, the family held a ballon release for Livia's birthday.
McComb has been overwhelmed by the support her family has recieved, and today, the turnout.
"A lot of people have shown love. They have shown their love in different ways.Like a lot of people are here just because they just want to help out and be a part of the celebration of her birthday, and her legacy." said McComb.
"So long as we remember, we don't forget. That's what this is about. This is about remembering Livia. Not for what happened to her, but for who she was." said Troy King, candidate for Alabama Attorney General and friend of the family.
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"But Livie…she's having fun with God." said Livia's godsister. She misses spending time with her, but finds comfort in knowing that she is looking down today and smiling from above.
Sweet Livie's mom says she plans to continue hosting birthday parties for her daughter each year.
"It's probably going to be what I wanted, Trolls. Trolls theme. And I hope to do the same thing. And have all the kids come back out again and be the same thing. She would be five next year." said McComb.
Three people have been charged with capital murder in the shooting that claimed Livia's life. Their court cases have been bound over to be presented to a Madison County grand jury.
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