WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- In January, Parker Killian Moore was fatally shot in Warner Robins while working at Barberitos restaurant. Police say someone came in the back of the store, demanded money and started shooting.
Nearly six months later, Moore's mother is continuing his legacy with a scholarship. His mother Leah Maas said it all funded with a GoFundMe account.
"And we just kept getting all this money in this GoFundMe account and decided that we wanted to give it all back to the community because that’s what Parker would of wanted him too," said Maas.
The Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Foundation recently announced the new Parker Killian Moore memorial scholarship. Advancement specialist Carmen Davis said they have one goal for the funds.
"They wanted to shed light on his memory and its our hope that we continue to do that with this scholarship," said Davis.
Moore’s mother said people in the community were very responsive to helping in any way they could and helped make this foundation possible.
"We wanted to do something that would be as special as he was. Because I don’t want everyone here to remember Parker for the way he died, I want them to remember him for the way he lived," Maas said.
The Parker Killian Moore memorial scholarship will be awarded in the fall and spring to one deserving student that meets the requirements.
Moore’s family is finding other ways to honor his name. They plan to have a music festival in the second week of April to share his love for music with the world. His family said the best way to pay honor to Parker's legacy is to keep his light shining in a positive way
"He was a unique individual to say the least so we just want to have as much as we can for this community in his name," Maas said.