Honestee Wynn became an orphan when she was just six months old. Her father was shot to death. Three weeks later, her mother died in a stabbing.
Honestee's grandmother, Katisha Holmes, faced raising her granddaughter while coping with terrible grief. She was also determined to make sure Honestee had a better life than her parents.
The community pitched in to help. The pastor of Asbury First and his wife offered help to Holmes. They developed a bond with Honestee and frequently take her for weekends. The church also embraced the little girl, donating supplies and money for her care.
Today is Honestee's 4th birthday. She's a happy, healthy girl. Honestee, Holmes and Honestee's uncle, Derrick Strozier, stopped by News 8 First at 4 to talk about their journey.