Ameeya Nelson

CR# 2016-00243456

Deceased Date: 9/17/2016 at 99 High St, Rochester, NY

On Saturday September 17, 2016 the Rochester Fire Dept. responded to a house fire at 99 High St. The house was fully engulfed in flames but the Fire Department was able to remove Virginia Ortiz (Mother), Willie Nelson Jr. (Child) and Ameeya Nelson (Child) from the house and took them to the hospital were they were later pronounced. The fire was started in the front seat area of a 2005 Toyota Avalon parked in the driveway. The fire spread and caught the entire house on fire. Several people were able to get out house but Virginia was last seen going upstairs to retrieve the children.

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From the Family:

Virginia was my sister, she was loving, kind and always there for me and my other siblings. She was like a second mother to me growing up and always had that maternal nature since way before she even had her children. I miss her so much everyday. Little willie was the 2nd born and Vs first boy. He was the sweetest kid ever! A wild one as well, he was rambunctious and always looking to help me out when I had my first baby boy. Ameeya, she was Virginia’s baby! Her last born and a little diva! She loved makeup & playing dress up and all things girly.. completely different than my sister first girl lol. Ameeya was very soft spoken but also so so sassy 😂♥️ She would have been a forced to be reckoned with. Their lives were cut entirely to short and it breaks my family’s heart everyday we have to celebrate birthdays and holidays without them here. It doesn’t feel right. Watching her other kids taleah and ty’zae grow up is bittersweet just thinking about how they all should be here. This tragedy ROCKED our world in the most horrific way and we need justice for them.