Jazz World's Jimmy Greene's Daughter Among the Dead in Conn.
5 months ago
Ana Marquez-Green was 6
Among the grieving families in the Connecticut mass school shooting rampage is that of accomplished jazz saxophonist and educator Jimmy Greene. Greene’s 6-year-old daughter, Ana Marquez-Green, was one of the 20 first-graders shot to death Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., NewsOne reported. Green, 37, had just moved his family from Winnepeg, Canada, to Newtown in July. In a Facebook post, Greene thanked his friends and fans for their prayers and support, saying of his daughter: “As much as she’s needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise. I love you sweetie girl.” Gunman Adam Lanza of Newtown shot to death his mother at their home near the school before entering Sandy Hook and killing 20 children and six school employees before killing himself. Funerals for two of the children took place Monday.