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Teen shooting victim funeral service held Saturday afternoon
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Another gunshot victim was laid to rest today at First Baptist Church in Warrington. Last week Kenteyonna Anderson, 14, was caught in the cross-fire at an apartment on Maxwell Street. The community is remembering the teenager.
Kenteyonna Andersons' life was cut terribly short due to gun violence, but her death was not in vain, she still managed to bring hundreds of people in the community together.
As they sit just a few feet away from Kenteyonna's casket, dressed with flowers and symbolic angels. It's been a tough week for her family.
Family Friend Ebonee Watson said, "It's a sad day for Pensacola, as a whole but the beautiful thing about it is the community has come together in support and we're going to continue to lend our hand of support for our community and for our children."
Warrington Middle School Principal Sandra Rush said, "This was an outstanding young girl at Warrington Middle School.
Family, friends, community leaders and school administrators, shared lasting memories of Kenteyonna.
"Let her dying not be in vain.
Kenteyonna was active in her school, active in her church....and was known to make an impact on the lives she touched. But in the wake of her untimely passing, she also managed to do something that many have longed for. Bring the community together, to end the string of violence that's plagued Escambia County.
"Get up off of our butt, and do something and put a stop to this violence.
Many in the church echoed the words community leaders and law enforcement as of late. Begging those who know of on-going violence to speak up in an effort to keep caskets like Kenteyonna's, free of innocent victims of violence.
Lavon Brown of P.A.I.N. organization said, "Break the code of silence, let's come together let's work together, if you see somebody doing something and it's not right, call the police department.
"We give all the glory to god and we're thankful, her life was not in vain and it will not be in vain, Watson said.
Kenteyonna leaves behind her parents, two brothers and a sister.