SAVANNAH, Ga. --
It's been a year since a Savannah woman and her young toddler seemingly vanished in Florida.
Family and friends, left wondering about the fate of Ronkeya Holmes and Masaraha Ross, gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday night. They are still holding out hope the pair is still alive.
Words of hope broke through the stillness of night at Forsyth Park, as family and friends lit candles for Holmes, 30, and four year-old Masaraha.
"To let them know that wherever you are, we still love you and we still care, so we're going to do whatever it takes... If we have to do it more than once a year, we will," said Edith Fletcher, Holmes' mother.
"Keya is the type of person that calls all day long, everyday and lets you know where she is. If she's not calling me, she's calling one of her sisters or one of her friends," said her mother.
The family said they are trying to stay strong through prayer and faith, though it has been a difficult year. Her sister said Holmes and her two daughters were always close.
"She was very active. She loved to dance. She loved to sing. She always had her girls," said Holmes' sister, Tameka Fletcher.
Now a 9 year-old girl is left without both her mother and sister, as the family struggles to cope with the uncertainty.
"I know that God has her in his hands and he's going to bring her home safe and sound," said Tameka Fletcher.
The family is hoping someone or something will appear that will lead them to the missing mother and daughter.
"Hopefully we'll find something. At least give me a little bit of closure, so we won't have to keep going on and on like this," said Edith Fletcher.
Holmes and Ross were last known to be in the area of Winter Haven and Haines City, Florida.
Holmes' ex-boyfriend, Lester Ross, has been questioned several times by police, and just last week authorities seized items from his home in a search for clues.