Fourth Child Laid To Rest After Daycare Fire

By Hasti Taghi

Jessica Tata
Jessica Tata

HOUSTON – The last of the four children killed in the daycare fire in west Houston was buried Saturday.

Mouners gathered at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in northwest Harris County to say goodbye to 20 month old Elizabeth Kajoh.

"I pray for my little angel," Emmanuel Kajoh, Elizabeth's father said. "I know she is already in heaven and she is watching and smiling and she's calling me dada."

Her father said on the day of her funeral, the family isn't remembering the fire that killed four innocent children, but rather the love that's left behind.

"My daughter was love," Kajoh said, "my daughter was peace, she loved sharing."

Family and friends also said they will always remember the smiling little girl.

"Pretty little girl," family friend, Emmanuel Ofili said, "smiling and laughing."

"She was a lovely baby," a close friend of Elizabeth's mother, Gracious Idiku said, "ever smiling."

Elizabeth's father said he believes his baby girl's spirit will live on.

"She represented love and she came into this world to remind us that love is sharing," Kajoh said. "We've learned that and we're going to live with it."

Officials said the international search for the owner of that daycare, Jessica Tata, continues.