Youngest of Tucson shooting victims laid to rest ThursdayPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's been six days since the mass shooting in the parking lot at Safeway, and Thursday thousands of Tucsonans said goodbye to the youngest victim. The first of six funerals for the fallen victims.
Shannon Road was lined with on-lookers as the casket of Christina Green was driven into St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church.
There were angels, families, patriot guard riders and even friends of the youngest victim of Saturday's tragic shooting.
"People are devastated it was a nine year-old girl with no future, she's not going to go to college, her family is going to be devastated as is Tucson that was one of our little girls," said Christin Gilbr of the Angel Action Group.
That little girl was born on 9-11 and to honor her, An American flag that was recovered from the September 11 attack was on display.
Inside the packed church, mark Kelly, Senator John McCain, friends and family mourned the loss of young Christina.
Bishop Gerald Kicanas led the service and talked about her short lived but never forgotten life on this earth.
"Just 9-years-old, she was, but she has found her dwelling place in God's mansion. She went home," said Bishop Kicanas during the service.
Many of the people in the audience had nothing but praise for the service that lasted about two hours.
"It was fantastic. And the words that the bishop said during the service were fantastic. More of a mixture of tears of joy as well as tears as well as as laughter as well as a lot of support for the family," said service attendee Stephen Warner.
A family that will live with the loss of their little girl. And her friends are only left with memories.
"That we will always be bossy, bossy girls and very good friends," said Holly, a 3rd Grade Friend of Christina's.
Christina Green, laid to rest at just 9-years old.