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Hundreds honor Jade Morris at funeral service


Hundreds honor Jade Morris at funeral service

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jan 9, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The song, "If I ain't got you" by artist Alicia Keys was Jade Morris' favorite tune. At the 10-year-olds's funeral on Wednesday, Morris' voice teacher Ane Marshall sang that song in her memory. 

"She was so amazing, she was such a little singer," Marshall said.
For a 10-year-old, Morris had many passions, but her love of song came first and she wanted to be a jazz singer.
"She had the oldest voice," Marshall said.
With Morris' big voice came big personality. Hundreds of family and friends packed the Bread of Life Ministries on Lake Mead Boulevard and Simmons Road where people joined hands and with heavy hearts celebrated her life.
"You come in with a heavy heart," grandfather Philip Tucker said. "Every song, every prayer takes a little pebble off each time."
Since Morris' murder, the last few weeks have been hard on her family, but little sadness filled the church. Instead people focused on memories of Morris. She was a fifth grade student who loved to swim and her favorite animal was a butterfly.
"Such compassion, respect for human life, such respect for everyone," Morris' uncle, Paul Morris, said.
Her family said she was murdered because she was trustworthy and innocent. Now the family will focus on getting justice for her death.
Joyce Lupiani

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