I am DeQuirea Royal’s mother, and I have lost a wonderful person who was close and dear to my heart. Even though she is gone, I will always hold on to the memories of she and I being best friends. She has always been there whenever I needed someone to talk to, to laugh with, someone to cry with and when I needed someone to make me feel better no matter what I was going through.
DeQuirea always walked around with a smile on her face. She was always there for her family. She was a very hard-working person. Everyone in our family misses her dearly.
She never bothered anyone and was always willing to help those who needed her. So I don’t understand why this happened to her the way it did. I want to see justice. I know that one person has turned himself in and the Anniston Police Department has been working on the case, but it’s not enough. With no more arrests being made, I feel as if her life didn’t matter, as if we should just move on and let it go, but I’m not. She was a sergeant in the Alabama National Guard getting ready to deploy for the second time to fight for our country. I feel as if we owe her justice.
I want those involved to know what they have taken from us. She was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, as well as a friend. Those are things you can’t replace. She will never be able to be married; she will never have kids and start her own family; she will never be here to watch her brothers and sisters, as well as her nephew, grow up. None of those things can ever be replaced. I just pray that God Himself has mercy on their souls.
Christie Royal Mixon