JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Kingston Frazier's mother broke her silence Friday. Eboni Archie, speaking for the first time since the murder of her son, opened up about coping with her devastating loss.
"His words, his words; I love you mom. I say it all the time, and sometimes I can still hear him say it. That's the one thing I miss most about him.. is those words," said Archie.
Eboni Archie keeps her son close to her heart. Her pendant says "Kingston" and is a reminder of her 6-year-old son, killed one year ago today.
"Empty, very empty," said Archie. "I've had some days brighter than others. For the most part, it's been very empty."
May 18, 2017, just after 1 a.m., Archie left a sleeping Kingston inside her running car as she ran into Kroger to grab a few items. Minutes later... her car was stolen. Kingston still inside.
He was found hours later, still inside her car, shot to death.
Though three men were arrested in connection with the crime and Eboni has faced harsh public criticism.
"For the most part now, I'm kinda numb to it," added Archie. "I really don't, I don't hear it now. I'm numb. But now honestly, it did. It used to get to me but with prayer and the help of my family,i was able to push on through.
Part of the healing includes this weekend's Kingston Frazier May Day Celebration. The family is speaking openly about his life, on the radio, and asking the community to join them in honoring how Kingston lived.
It's more like a celebration. We wanted to come together and celebrate his life.. and just bring everyone out to enjoy themselves. That's just the kinda person that he was, said Archie. He was full of joy and liked to have fun, and he was a very energetic person. He just liked everything and everyone to be happy. and that's pretty much what we want the weekend to be like.