Grandmother Remembers Little Girls Killed In Tulsa Apartment Fire


Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 9:56 pm
By: Tess Maune


The family of those two little girls killed Monday in a Tulsa apartment fire said they're dealing with two very different losses.

Miashah Moses lived in the apartment at London Square Apartments with her little sister and nieces, and took care of them while her sister was at work. She was arrested on two counts of neglect Tuesday.

The family says they don't blame Miashah for the deaths, saying the most important thing they can do now is remember those young girls who were taken too soon.

Precious memories are all grandmother Chrisandria Moses has left, along with the thought of what could have been.

"I won't ever get to see my babies get married or graduate high school," Chrisandria said.

Chrisandria Moses was driving a Tulsa school bus when she got the call saying her two young granddaughters, 4-year-old Noni and 18-month-old Nylah, had just been pulled from their burning apartment. She rushed to the hospital to be by their sides.

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"When I got there, they just told us the devastating news that both our babies was gone," she said.

But instead of focusing on how Noni and Nylah died, their grandmother is remembering how they lived--so innocent and sweet.

"Just fat and cute and happy all the time," Chrisandria said of Nylah. "Loved 'Dora' and 'Yo Gabba Gabba,'" Chrisandria said.

Then there was Noni, the big sister, who was born to perform.

"My precious Noni, who loved to sing, who loved school, was just a beautiful little girl," Chrisandria said.

Two little girls with their whole lives ahead of them, now in a place that their grieving grandmother says brings her the slightest bit of peace.

"Giving it to God, that's all we can do. At the end of the day, God is in control," she said.

The family says they're still working on funeral arrangements, but say they have set up an account to help Noni and Nylah's mom with funeral costs and to help her get back on her feet, since she lost everything in that apartment Monday.

Donations can be made to the Keiahmiee Moses Family Fund at any Arvest Bank.