William Greathouse Huluholo Fifita Jr was laid to rest yesterday Monday 28 at the Forest Garden Memorial Park in Covina Hill, California, after family and mourners bid a heartbreaking farewell and said “See you later Junior”.
Many of Fifita’s colleagues, high school football team and coach attended his funeral services and shared their sweet memories of the deceased.
Also attended was his missionary companion who they served as LDS missionaries in Guatemala two years ago.
Most of them said: “Junior was a great example to us”.
Fifita Jr was gunned down Sunday 20 while he and three others were on their way home from a church function.
Authorities said the motive for the crime remains a complete mystery.
The farewell with Fifita was described by his cousin Kolokiholeva Sekona Fifita as “Absolutely a heart-warming see you later to Jr.”
On Saturday a Facebook user by the name Mohekonokono Foʻui wrote on Kaniva News Website and said:
“Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. My family has been humbled by the many messages, phone calls, and overall support from many. My son was a awesome son who will be missed by many. I was blessed by the Lord to have been his father. We will all see him again. Malo aupito and Ofa Atu, Kia Kaha Mana! NZCM 89-91”.
We have been reliably informed the writer was indeed Fifita Jr’s father, William Huluholo Fifita Snr who is currently a San Bernardino County police officer.
Fifita Jr’s burial service on Monday 28 was followed by a luncheon prepared by the Cucamonga Ward.