‘It’s just sadness’: Family, community mourn loss of ‘Cupcake’

Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (WIAT) — North Avondale Neighborhood Association President Rev. Zachary Watkins says the McKinney family and the community are hurting after learning 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney died by asphyxiation by suffocation the same day she went missing.

Watkins, speaking on behalf of her grieving family, says they had so much hope that she would be found. Now gloom and purple ribbons linger around the Tom Brown Village community.

“Its just sadness,” says Watkins.

Watkins says the community has to come to the conclusion that there is nothing that can be done but to pray.

The funeral service will be held at New Beginnings Christian Ministry in Birmingham at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The burial will follow at Elmwood cemetery.

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