MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) — Chalk fills the sidewalk outside of Fannin elementary in memory of a person that everyone at the school knew – the cafeteria worker everybody knew as “Miss Iracema”.
“You could just see the compassion always and the caring always She made sure no kid was ever hungry, no meal was every missed. She made sure everything had what the needed from the teachers to the kid to the kids everybody on campus even her own staff.”Alli Newton, Teacher at Fannin
Students, faculty and neighbors have been leaving flowers, art, notes and feelings of healing at the front doors of Fannin.
“She would always make me smile and laugh and she was one of those people you would always want to be around with and she will always be in my heart.”Gina, Fannin student
“She would always smile and laugh and I think it make kids feel good if they were having a rough day.”Camden, Fannin student
Even people not affiliated with the Fannin went to contribute to the tributes outside the school.
“Do something tangible and teach our kids even though we don’t personally know her we know what it’s like to have something special in your heart. We just wanted to do something kind.”Kristin Vazquez
On Tuesday morning, Diaz was stabbed by Yasser Diaz Sanchez before he himself committed suicide. She was found dead outside of the school.
Students who are in need of licensed counseling can contact 432-240-1439, provided through MISD.