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Mayci Breaux's life celebrated during emotional funeral

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FRANKLIN- Family and friends paid their final respects in an emotional funeral held for 21-year old Mayci Breaux.

Mourners were overwhelmed with grief as they embraced one another with firm hugs. Breaux's body was carefully carried into The Church of the Assumption in Franklin. Her shiny wooded casket was adorned with white roses.

Breanda Hebert attended her wake, and said this isn't easy for her family.

"They're taking it hard," Hebert said. "Everybody is."

Breaux was killed Thursday night when a deranged gunman opened fire inside the Grand Theatre in Lafayette.

People who knew Breaux said she was making waves in the world. They'll miss her smile and community service.

"When she was in school we had a program," Billie Delasbour said. "She went to a nursing home, and at the nursing home she had certain patients that they would take on to talk to...and that's how I knew her."

In the quiet town of Franklin, media from across the state and nation converged there to tell Breaux's story. She was scheduled to attend Radiology School in a few weeks.

"She was a wonderful person, a beautiful girl," Claire Walker said.

Tonight, those hopes have been dashed. The heartache was heavy for everyone including her family who held one another. With sirens blaring, Breaux's body was escorted to the Franklin Cemetery where she was buried. It was also where her family said goodbye, forever.



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