The Sprayberry freshman recovered in Florida from the critical injuries she suffered in the I-75 crash that killed her family.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
First United Methodist Church in Marietta was the venue for the visitation and funeral for three family members who died in a Jan. 29 Florida interstate crash.
Correction: Abi Lehman was the Sprayberry student who spoke in remembrance of Leticia Carmo. We apologize for the error. Hundreds of friends gathered at First United Methodist Church of Marietta on Monday afternoon to pay final respects to the Carmo family members who died last month in a Florida interstate pileup. Pastor Alda Celia of Brazil sang the Brazilian and American national anthems. Celia and the Praise Team from Kennesaw's Victory North Church sang "Amazing Grace" and "Revelation." Among those who remembered the Carmo family and knew them through their faith were Ester Amazonas, Socorro Curtis and Pastor Jeff Hidden. Sprayberry High School student Abi Lehman is a friend of Leticia Carmo's. She and her mother spoke before the …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
While a Sprayberry High School student recovers from a Florida car crash, services will be held for her parents and sister in Marietta.
The funeral for Kennesaw’s Carmo family will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Marietta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the public service will follow a visitation starting at 1:30 p.m. at the church at 56 Whitlock Ave., a little more than three miles from the small, two-year-old Brazilian-immigrant church Jose Carmo Jr. served as pastor, Igreja Internacional da Restauracao (International Church of the Restoration), located in East Marietta. Carmo; his wife, Adriana; their first daughter, Leticia, 17; his brother Edson; and Edson’s girlfriend, Roselia DeSilva, died early Jan. 29 in a pileup on fog-shrouded Interstate 75 south of Gainesville, FL. The Carmos’ younger daughter, Lidiane, survived the …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Friends, classmates and El Patron 105.3 Radio have raised funds for a Sprayberry student injured in a Florida crash that killed her family.
Latin American community members recently gathered at Palateria Michoacana Ice Cream Shop in Marietta to raise funds for 15-year-old Lidiane Carmo of Kennesaw, a Sprayberry High School student who was injured in a Florida pileup that killed her parents and 17-year-old sister. Saturday's event was organized by friends and classmates of the Brazil native with the help of 105.3 El Patron, and was documented in a photo gallery and video posted by the popular Spanish radio station. Photos show community members donating money and buying grilled corn on the cob, fried snacks and other foods to support Lidiane. In the video, which is in Spanish, Sprayberry student and fundraiser organizer Soledad Fuentes says she learned about the crash that …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Monday's event will benefit Lidiane Carmo, 15, who was seriously injured in a Florida crash that killed her parents and sister.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Crash survivor Lidiane Carmo will not be deported, an ICE spokeswoman says.
Hundreds of Sprayberry High students gathered at a vigil for the Carmo family the same day a federal official announced that the family’s sole survivor won’t be deported. Sprayberry freshman Lidiane Carmo, 15, remains in Shands at the University of Florida hospital while recovering from the injuries she suffered in the multiple-vehicle pileup that killed her parents and sister Sunday. The Kennesaw resident is in fair condition, WSB-TV reported this morning. Among the 11 people killed in the chain-reaction crashes on Interstate 75 south of Gainesville, FL, Sunday were Lidiane’s father, Ingreja Internacional de Restauracao pastor Jose Carmo; mother, Adriana; sister, Sprayberry junior Leticia; uncle Edson Carmo; and Edson’s girlfriend. The …