BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) – The Bluffton community is extending their love and support to the family of Ameer Frazier past heartfelt condolences.
The five-year-old was killed in a tragic accident at the Bluffton Christmas Parade on Saturday. His elementary school principal told News 3 that Ameer’s teachers, classmates, and loved ones are grieving in real-time.
“It’s the life of a child that should have an opportunity to grow. It’s time cut short,” said Principal Adrienne Sutton, Michael C. Riley Elementary School. “Educators are about the possibility. We’re about opportunity, and when you see the opportunity to become the best person you can be cut short, it makes it very real and difficult for everyone.”
Principal Sutton told News 3 the child was “full of life.” She said Ameer had a “jaunty little smile” and “bounced down the hall.”
On Tuesday, classmates of Ameer were given a picture of him to sign so that his parents could display it during his memorial service. Several Bluffton schools also encouraged students and teachers to wear their favorite sports or superhero shirts to honor his memory and make a donation to his family.
The public is invited to grieve the loss of Ameer Frazier at a vigil on Thursday.
The town of Bluffton will hold the candlelight vigil in memory of 5-year-old Ameer on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Eagles Field. Town of Bluffton offices will close at 4:30 p.m. so employees can attend the vigil.
On Friday night, a walk through service will be held at the Campbell Chapel AME Church in Bluffton from 6-8 p.m.
The family is accepting donations to cover the unexpected costs they are facing at this time. To give a monetary donation, visit any area Suntrust Bank and make a deposit into the Ameer Frazier donation account, or give online HERE.
Donations for Christmas gifts for Ameer’s siblings, all girls ages nine, 14 and 15, can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Jamison Consultants (1536 Fording Island STE 101, Hilton Head)
- Keller Williams Realty (8 Lafayette PI #203, Hilton Head)
- Keller Williams Realty (36 William Pope Dr. #203, Okatie)
When dropping off Christmas donations, people are asked to let the businesses know they are for the family of Ameer Frazier.