The sign in front of The Community of Faith Church reads: “Celebrating the Life of Jazmine Barnes.”
Thousands of people are expected to gather at her funeral today to say goodbye to the 7-year-old.
Nine days ago, Jazmine was shot and killed in the backseat of her family’s car while her mother was driving Jazmine and her two sisters to get juice and coffee for breakfast.
Some of the speakers during today’s services include: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Constable Alan Rosen and other Houston and Harris County leaders. Pastor E.A. Deckard says his message will be simple.
“Justice for Jazmine, of course, but also somehow, someway love will win. We’ve seen this city through many tragedies. This city has a way of bouncing back and coming together. The message will simply be clear: love will win,” said Deckard.
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