Community says final goodbye to Father Vu
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds crowded St. Aloysius Church to say one last goodbye to a legend.
Family, longtime friends and many from the community gathered together.
Father Than Vu closed his eyes for the last time on Wednesday when he died of cancer. He was 56.
Members of the church said he will be missed and his sermons influenced their everyday lives.
"In his homilies he would just reiterate about how it's so important to get to know those people around you regardless of your race, your ethnic background...your wealth...and it was very sincere," said Mayra Pernell.
Others said he had a way of making his messages unique to people.
"It wasn't like I'm going to try to make you laugh or like I'm going to try to entertain the crowd. It was very to the point and very personal. Very relevant in everyday life," said Madeline Woolverton.
While others take note of his ability to relate to everyday life through scripture, some said it was remarkable how he remembered the names of everyone.
"I was really happy that he knew my name because not everybody knows everyone's name," said Ally Pernell.
Vu's family said he made all of the preparations for his funeral, himself.