EL PASO — Less than a week after the death of her 11-month-old daughter, Baby Neveah's mother spoke about the loss of her daughter Wednesday.
Janet Martinez said she's gone through denial about the incident but with support from the community and her faith in god, she knows her daughter's memory will live on.
"I admit, I couldn't believe what had happened," Martinez said.
On September 7th, Baby Neveah died after police said Irving Gomez, Martinez boyfriend, admitted to sticking his fingers deep into the baby's throat, blocking her airway until she became unconscious.
Neveah was pronounced dead at the hospital.
"Your children are going to live longer than you but never would I imagine," Martinez said.
Martinez said her daughter had a very uplifting spirit.
"She was a baby that when you were sad she would always make you laugh," Martinez said.
She said Neveah was loved by everyone who met her and was very smart as well.
"She learned quick and she liked to explore on her own," Martinez said. "If something was wrong she would stare at me and her gestures she would be like mommy what is this."
Martinez said she is grateful for the love and support from the community and the help she has received from Operation Hope and Martin Funeral Home for Baby Neveah's funeral services.
Visitation will be Friday evening at Martin Funeral Home West on Resler.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30a.m.
Family is asking those in attendance to wear white and pink in her memory.