Joy Waldroop said her daughter, who was 40, also kept calling for her boys.
"She kept saying,'Tanner! Jackson! Tanner! Jackson!'"
Waldroop consoled her daughter and told her to lay still.
Quick, who was clutching the pants leg of an emergency worker, died.
"All of a sudden her arm went limp," Waldroop said.
She said her daughter had a profound affect on others.
"She was so good," she said. "There's not a soul that doesn't love her."
Young girl was a 'ball of love'
Angela Hornsby threw up her arms in frustration Monday as she sat at home watching a news anchor tell people to seek shelter underground. She doesn't have a basement.
She wondered about her niece, Jenae Hornsby, a third-grader at Plaza Towers.
"I thought she was safe in school," Hornsby said. But Jenae wasn't. She died along with Kyle and their five other classmates.
Just last weekend, Hornsby's 14-year-old daughter and Jenae and all of Jenae's many cousins were at a park in Moore. They had just come from church. The girls were dressing up and joking around, wearing their aunt's wig.
"They loved to dress up and dance to Beyonce, pretend they were Beyonce," Angela Hornsby said. "They would tape each other with their phones and play it back."
The 14-year-old is so upset about Jenae that she's been throwing up and is at home in bed. "My daughter said to me, 'I don't want to sound crazy but maybe she's gonna call me. Maybe Jenae's not dead, Mom.'"
Angela doesn't know how her brother -- Jenae's father, Joshua -- is going to move forward.
Tuesday night, Joshua Hornsby, talking to CNN's "AC360," called his daughter "a ball of energy, a ball of love."
"She was the best kid anybody could have," he said.
He vowed to make "his baby proud and keep pushing on like I know she would want me to do."
He never met a stranger
Christopher Legg "loved to play sports, and fight for justice," an obituary posted on a cousin's website said.
He also had been diagnosed with melanoma, skin cancer, and a condition that causes terrible knee pain.
The tough little 9-year old faced them with strength and enthusiasm, just as he lived his life.
"You were always always a friend in his eyes," the tribute said.
He was a well-rounded athlete, playing baseball, basketball and football. He also like to wrestle, to roughhouse with his Dad, his older brother and a sister.
Christopher, a third-grader, died at Plaza Towers Elementary.