TEXAS CITY, Texas (FOX 26) - The mother of 7-year-old Xavion Young thanked all of those who showed up to remember her autistic son.
She was so overcome with grief she declined interviews.
"It's not something you can really wrap your heart around, wrap your mind around this sort of magnitude of loss and the pain that the parents are feeling," said Pastor Jervie Windom with Resonate Church in Texas City. "I'm a parent and a grandparent and I can't even imagine it."
His mother was in the bathroom Sunday when Xavion opened the door and slipped through the gate.
He fell into a six-foot deep retention pond which is just 25 yards from his back door.
The boy loved to feed a goose in that pond.
Texas City police believe he stepped off the edge, fell into the water and drowned.
The large crowd at the vigil included old and young family and friends and complete strangers.
"We all just have to come together as one and be a family and help each other," said Tanisha Vanhorne.
Xavion is the fourth child to die tragically in Texas City in less than a week.
On January 3, three small children were allegedly murdered by their father.
"I think people are starting to realize these are all our children," Windom said. "You may not know that child, but that child is still your child. That child is still a part of our community."