Funeral for baby killed in shooting set for next week

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the baby who died after being shot earlier this week.

Pastor Cory Brooks, who has spoken for the victim’s family, tweeted tonight: “The Funeral arrangements for Jonylah Watkins are as follows: Tues March 19 2013 10am Wake 11am Funeral.”  The service will take place at Brooks’s church, New Beginnings Church, at 6620 S. King Dr, according to the tweet.

6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was shot multiple times Monday afternoon as her father changed her diaper inside a van. Police say the gunman blindsided his intended target, 25-year-old Jonathan Watkins.

The baby underwent several surgeries at Comer Children’s Hospital but died the next day.

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  • phil

    Im so tired of our government spending
    time and money saving the world but tell
    us they dont have the money and
    resources to protect innocent people here by
    keeping crimnals behind bars stupid

  • Lala

    Suffer little children and come onto me and forbide them not. God has another little angel that has been saved from all the danger around her RIP.

  • Getyourmindstraight

    Save people here… I don't need a babysitter maybe more labor laws for salary equities. other than that act wild……get gun down that's on you……. we hunt wild packs of animals…'s this any different .

  • Marie

    Wow! 6 months old! As our children as born we look forward to them growing up, getting married, having children and living a full and healthy life. This is was unbeliveable and very hard to comprehend. I am truly sorry for the loss the parents must be feeling. Try to find comfort in the saying that, "God makes no mistakes".

  • nay-nay

    my heart and condolences goes out to the family of the 6 month old. It's ashame that baby girl didn't even get a chance to live a life because of someone else's neglence. Something need give in chicago because too many of our children are lossing there life over dum ass gang members. they quick to use a gun, but cant even pick up a book and read it. all the violence needs to stop

  • Pita

    To the Family of this dear child that was taken too early. Jesus said 'suffer little children and forbid them to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven' . May God give the mother, father and family the strength to believe and trust that the person who did this will have their judgement day.