In Lilly Garcia’s short life, her big brown eyes sparkled — just like her personality, her parents say. She swept into a room and filled it with laughter.
The 4-year-old died this week in a road rage shooting that has stunned her community in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Tearful relatives clutched a picture of Lilly — her hand perched on her cheek with a big smile — as they remembered her.
“My Illiana Rose had this personality that would just be over and above her age, and this smile and these beautiful big brown eyes and would just light up a room,” her mother, Veronica Garcia, told CNN affiliate KOAT.