WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two and a half weeks ago, a one-year-old boy died after a driver hit and killed him while his parents were taking him on a walk in his stroller.

But little Sherrick Farmer Jr. was just laid to rest today because of financial reasons.

There was not a dry eye inside Lincoln Park United Methodist Church for people remembering a precious baby laid to rest.

The little boy lived a short life that brought endless joy to the young parents. They would do anything for their precious joy to give them one of his countless hugs.

"I still love him everyday. It was hard to see him laying their without me. I'm so use to his embrace," the toddler's mother,Tanisha Williams said.

"I have not met one person who didn't love him at first sight. He was very happy he couldn't talk, but he tried,"Sherrik Farmer Sr. said.

The baby's parents had taken him on a stroll when a driver of a pickup truck lost control, jumped the curve and crashed into them.

Prince George's County Police Lt. Vondell Smith was first on the scene of the crash in the 5100 block of St. Barnabus Road in Temple Hills.

"I heard a lot of 'save him officer' as I performed CPR. It was a chaotic scene but that's what we are trained to do," Smith said.
"It was traumatic. I pray I never have to experience it again."

Dad is still recovering from injuries of that tragic day two weeks ago, a day mom wishes she could take back.

"I love him, I miss him dearly. If I could I would trade places with him. He had so much to live for. He was a happy baby, he kept my day going. He brought joy to me every day."

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