More details are being learned about the Columbia family at the center of tragic murder-suicide.
According to police, Cynthia Collier shot and killed her four adopted children then turned the gun on herself. They were found by another sibling, who called police.
Details in the case including a motive are still unclear, even pictures of the children have yet to surface. However, their obituaries have given a community in mourning some insight into their personalities.
The obituaries are listed below:
Cynthia Kessler Collier
Cynthia Kessler Collier, age 55, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on October 15, 2018.
Cindy was a loving and devoted Mom and Grammy. She was a tender and sweet soul who always put others first. She embodied selflessness, pure love, and a childlike joyful spirit. Despite the struggles of her life she sought to live out the will of God. She was adored and treasured by all of her children.
Kaileigh Lin Collier
Kaileigh Lin Collier, age 17, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on October 15, 2018.
Kaileigh was a wise young woman of deep thought and astounding biblical knowledge. She was brilliant academically and held the highest of standards for herself in all things. She loved classic country and was passionate about music. She was on her way to becoming an accomplished guitar player and also enjoyed playing banjo and mandolin. In loving respect of her, she was more beautiful than she knew.
Bo Li Collier
Bo Li Collier, age 14, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Bo was a spectacular young man in the midst of developing all the qualities of a great man. He had a brilliant mind, was always one for subtle witty jokes, and enjoyed playful teasing. Much like his siblings he was very talented musically. Playing instrumental songs on his piano and converting music by ear whenever he wanted.
Lia Lin Collier
Lia Lin Collier, age 15, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Lia was unrelenting joy and exuberance. A loving and tender young woman who was always concerned about others’ well-being. She loved baking, crafting, and sewing. Gift giving was something that made her truly light up. A sweet hearted social butterfly who enjoyed good jokes and teasing.
Meigan Lin Collier
Meigan Lin Collier, age 14, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Meigan was a happy, contented, and dynamic young woman. She loved to laugh and had a bright, fun-loving spirit. She dedicated much of her free time to artistic endeavors through sketches and music. She loved playing catchy instrumental songs on her guitar.