Nov 12, 2013

 
(AJC) -- A prayer vigil and funeral will be held this week for the 10-year-old Gwinnett County girl allegedly starved to death by her father and stepmother.

The prayer vigil for Emani Gabrielle Moss will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur, Pastor Calvin Roberson of the Progression Church said Monday night.

Roberson will officiate Emani’s funeral, which will be held at noon on Wednesday at Levett Funeral Home’s Gwinnett Chapel, located at 914 Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville. She will be cremated.

Emani was found dead, her body burned, inside a trash can at her family’s apartment complex Nov. 2, but police have said she may have died several days earlier and had been starved to death. Emani’s father and stepmother, Eman and Tiffany Moss, are both charged with murder for her death.

Records obtained after Emani’s death showed a history of abuse and potential warning signs, and state officials have said they plan to review how the child’s case was handled.

“We just don’t want this to ever happen again,” Roberson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Monday. “Emani was just the sweetest little child you’d ever want to meet.”

Emani is survived by her grandparents, two siblings, and several other relatives, her online obituary states.