The Rockwood community continues to heal after the loss of one of its youth last week in a tragic single-car crash last Friday.
Malachi Thomas’ stepgrandmother Dean Willis is among those struggling with the loss.
“He was a wonderful child,” Willis said of the 14-year-old Rockwood Middle School eighth-grader.
“He was our love. All of them we love, but I don’t know, there was something special about him too. We are going to miss him very much.”