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Mother remembers daughters with a balloon ceremony

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 11/22/2013 5:31 pm Published: 11/22/2013 5:14 pm

The mother who lost her two daughters in a south Tulsa apartment fire held a special memorial on Friday.

Nylah and Noni Moses died when investigators say their aunt stepped out of the apartment they were in while food cooked on the stove.

A fire started in the estimated 8 to 10 minutes after she was gone and the flames spread before the girls could be reached.

On Friday, family and friends said a prayer at Chamberlain Park in north Tulsa.

"They going to live on through us forever," said Keahmiee Moses, their mother.

Then they released dozens of pink balloons to remember the girls.

"They love pink. Noni loved to sing. She loved that she could sing. I got a video of Noni singing. And Nylah loved to dance. It was two different people," said Moses.

Family hugged and tears poured as pink balloons filled the sky above a playground where the girls used to play.

While the family was waiting for everyone a group of balloons blew away.

Moses said that wasn't because of the weather, she knew exactly why the balloons blew away.

"Nylah. She always got to come and be herself," she said.

Moses said Nylah let her older sister Noni's balloons go early at Noni's last birthday party.
"Let Noni's balloon go. Noni had a little stand up balloon. Nylah let it go," she said.

Even though the balloons fade away, their mom said the memories of her girls never will.

"My babies going to be with me forever. I'm not gonna let it die," she said.

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Keepnitreal4u2 - 11/27/2013 6:53 AM
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I am still praying for you baby girl... I cant say how you feel all I can say is I know that God is by your side he will never forsake or leave you in any way shape or form... God will not put so much on you that you cant handle either.... I have called your mother and if it is anything I can do please let her know.... I watched you all blossom into responsible young lady's. I will continue to pray for you!

Mayor Maynot - 11/25/2013 1:52 PM
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Condolences to friends and family on the loss of these two little angels. Additional condolences for the loss of their Auntie who will most likely be prosecuted for the accidental deaths.

Daelyanna - 11/24/2013 7:36 AM
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Prayers for the family affected by such a tragedy.
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