Shooting victim Krystle Dikes laid to rest
ELKHART, Ind. -- Family and friends gathered at the First Baptist Church in Elkhart Wednesday morning for the funeral of 20-year-old Krystle Dikes.
The funeral home said more than 1,000 people showed up Tuesday for Krystle's viewing and over 200 showed up for the funeral.
Heather Dikes read her big sister's song lyrics aloud to a tearful auditorium.
"Sometimes you got to do what you feel and just let go. Spin around and around and around. I remember her singing this song laughing," said Heather Dikes, Krystle's sister.
Dikes was shot and killed at the Martin's supermarket January 15.
Pastor Phil Byars says he is still trying to understand why something so senseless happened so close to home.
"It's unnatural, it's premature, it's disturbing, it throws us all completely out of balance because this is not how it's supposed to be," said Byars.
The funeral wasn't just tears and anger. Krystle's "Happy list" drew a lot of smiles.
"My happy list: that person that makes me happy just by making eye contact with me. The rain, friends (the good kind), rainbows, sunsets and sunrises," said Byars.
The room felt heavy when Pastor Byars read the last few things that frustrated Krystle the most
"When people get things they don't deserve-good or bad," said Byars.
An Elkart Police officer escorted Krystle's hearse and her funeral procession to her final resting place.
Krystle was laid to rest at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Workers from Martin's corporate office worked at the Bristol Road location Wednesday so the employees could attend Krystle's funeral.