Funeral services held for Shirley Mundia
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Hundreds of people packed into Pentecostal Cathedral to say their goodbyes to 6-year-old Shirley Mundia and to celebrate the legacy she leaves behind.
Mundia was stabbed to death by her father two weeks ago.
"What you saw here today was her," explained Anthony Mburu, Shirley's uncle. "That’s what she used to do. That’s what she loved most ,dancing and singing."
While it was a somber day, hundreds of people danced and sang in remembrance of Shirley. A little girl with a big personality and an even bigger heart.
"If someone was upset she really knew it and she was going to comfort them, she was just an amazing little girl," said Shirley's teacher, Mrs. Christy.
Those who knew Shirley said that she was like an angel here on earth. That her laugh was contagious and when she smiled, she smiled with her eyes.
The family says for them, the healing process is just beginning with so many unanswered questions.
But in spite of it all, many say the services provided a little closure.
Family members say they are trying to raise enough money to ship Shirley’s body back to Kenya so that she can be buried.
They say that overall it is expected to cost about $30,000.