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Candlelight vigil organized for a 70-year-old woman killed in a house fire


Family and friends gathered in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Viola Miller, 70, who was found dead in her burning house in Daytona Beach on August 22. she was there for all these people, ”said granddaughters Dolly Doe and Terra Scott. “It’s a mixture of sadness and anger; a lot of pain, a lot of pain, because it shouldn’t have happened.” Everyone who knew Miller called her “chick.” People’s children, ”said Miller’s eldest daughter, Pamela Scott.“ She was always giving to others and she was giving a very word about who she was. Miller’s body was found after police received 911 calls from people saying they saw suspect Deandre Anderson beat the 70-year-old. WESH 2 learned from family members that Anderson’s mother and Miller were living together and that Anderson was staying with them. The family believe Miller told Anderson he had to move out and said it may have triggered his rage. He was charged with first degree murder in court on Monday. who love you, ”Scott said. “Stay close to those who are close to you and don’t take anyone for granted. a stranger needed help, she would come and help him, ”one person said during the vigil. “She was that kind of person who loved and helped everyone. bail hearing.

Family and friends gathered in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Viola Miller, 70, who was found dead in her burning house in Daytona Beach on August 22.

“If you look at everyone here for her, she was there for all of these people,” granddaughters Dolly Doe and Terra Scott said. “It’s a mixture of sadness and anger; a lot of pain, a lot of pain, because it didn’t have to happen.”

Everyone who knew Miller called her “chick.”

“Ever since we were kids, she has always welcomed the children of others,” said Pamela Scott, Miller’s eldest daughter. “She has always given to others and she was very generous in one word of who she was.

Miller’s body was found after police received 911 calls from people saying they saw suspect Deandre Anderson beat the 70-year-old. WESH 2 learned from family members that Anderson and Miller’s mother lived together and that Anderson was staying with them. The family believe Miller told Anderson he had to move out and said it may have triggered his rage. He was charged with first degree murder in court on Monday.

“Love those who love you,” Scott said. “Stay close to those who [are] close to you and don’t take anyone for granted. “

The crowd shared speeches and released balloons and lit lanterns in the sky.

“If she was walking on a stranger and a stranger needed help, she would come and help her,” one person said at the vigil. “She was that kind of person who loved and helped everyone.”

Anderson is being held without bail, although the judge said he was entitled to a bail hearing.

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