CLEARWATER, Fla. — Family, friends and people from the neighborhood showed up at the viewing for 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau.
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It will be the last service before the funeral Saturday morning. Both the viewing and the funeral are being held at Saint John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Clearwater.
Jordan’s family and friends attended the viewing Friday wearing ‘Justice for Jordan’ t-shirts. His father, Jordan Sr., wore one of those shirts with the word ‘DAD’ spelled out across the back.
The 2-year-old was reportedly killed and dumped in a wooded area at the hands of his own mother.
It’s a story people who came to his viewing said they won’t forget anytime soon.
“It just touched me -- being that it’s a child so young. It just touched my heart. I have six kids of my own, so it just touched my heart,” said visitor Tawana Robinson-Chestine.
Tiffany McClendon said that’s what brought her to the viewing too.
“I just feel so sorry for him. Ever since they sent out an Amber Alert. You know, you can drop those kids off to be safe at a fire station or anywhere,” she said.
A group of mothers who attended the viewing said they’ve never met Jordan or his family. But like so many other, they have questions about this heartbreaking case.
They want to know why they’re at a viewing service before the funeral of a 2-year-old innocent child.
“She could’ve brought him to me. She could’ve brought him to me. I love my grandkids. I love my grandkids. I could never do nothing… nothing. Oh my god,” said visitor Renee Robinson.
Spectrum News is told the 2-year-old will be cremated.
Jordan’s funeral is Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Saint John’s Missionary Baptist Church. It’s located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue in Clearwater. The service is open to the public.