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More than a thousand people attend the funeral service for Kendrick Johnson

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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:58 pm | Updated: 1:21 pm, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) --  Everyone who came to say good bye to seventeen year old Kendrick Johnson. They all dressed in the same colors, some even had roses.

Kedrick Clemons is friends with Kendrick Johnson. Clemons says, "Red and Black were his favorite colors and we will give the roses to his mother."

You could see just how difficult this day was for Kendrick Johnsons' parents.

Bishop Wade S. Mccrae had the difficult task of comforting all the people who love Kendrick so dearly.

Bishop S. Mccrae says, "To share with the children regardless of the situation and the circumstances. The aim is to love the lord the shephard and he gives us victory in his valley."

Inside the funeral the service was moving and emotional.

Kendricks friends spoke, so did his football and basketball coach.

Kendrick Johnson's father had this to say, "Parents you got to talk to your kids. You never know when you get that knock on your door and you don't know who it is."

Kendrick Johnson a student at Lowndes High School was found dead in his school back on January 11, 2013.

Authorities say he was found dead in a mat like cheerleaders use for safety.

An autopsy report shows no signs of injury.

Investigators say they do not suspect foul play.



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