INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The family of Amarjeet Johal, one of eight people killed in the FedEx shootings, told News 8 they were unique.
If you met her only once, you would remember her, explained her son Narinder Johal.
He told News 8 that his mother was the kind of person who would give food off her plate to a complete stranger if it meant helping someone out.
“It’s hard to see our lives without her, man. It’s very difficult, ”he said.
Her son says she worked at FedEx for about five years because she wanted to. She was so popular at work that many people called her “aunt”.
“If you had spent a few hours with her you would never forget her,” said Narinder Johal. “Never.”
She had five grandchildren and loved them very much.
“We just needed more time,” said her son. “I don’t know what else we’d talk about. I don’t know what she had in her heart that took her away. We had a lot more to talk about. That wasn’t enough time. ”
You moved to Indiana from California years ago so she could be closer to the family.
“I would get a real smile from her when she was around my kids,” said Narinder Johal. “Just have fun, laugh. These kids would wrestle with her, just play around, just act silly around her to keep her happy, you know? She will keep smiling. ”
The simple things in life made her happy and she loved to cook.
“She just wanted to cook for everyone. It doesn’t matter who you were. It could snow outside, freezing temperatures, she would open the garage a little just to cook in the garage, ”Narinder Johal explained.
He said hundreds of people came by to offer their condolences.
“I’m blessed. I had such a mother. The Americans lowered their flags. That says it big,” he said.
After the tragedy, Narinder has a message for the church.
“I want to say stay away from guns. If you can’t follow someone’s rules and regulations, you have to work for them. Just go away. Don’t hurt people like us like other people, ”said Narinder Johal.
He even bought the house they lived in for her because it made her happy.
“She always got up and looked around on the balcony to see how we were doing. We made them happy and we are happy, ”he said.
His mother’s legacy lives on in him and her entire family that she leaves behind.
“I’ll try to be like her when I can. But I will try it. If I go, people will remember me like my mother, ”said Narinder Johal.
He said even where he works people called her “mom” because she sometimes made food for them, like burritos and candy.
Amarjeet Johal’s funeral will take place on April 24th at 10:30 am