Friends, Family Grieve at Audrea Williams' Funeral
"She was such a beautiful spirit. She always brought positive energy to the family," said Stephanie Butler, Audrea's cousin.
You could say there wasn't a dry eye at Audrea Williams' funeral service.
Audrea's sisters Asia and Audrey wept at the podium.
"My sister Audrea, my favorite sister, you taught me so many things. How to take care of myself, how to braid hair, and even throw it back in a flare... Just know you'll be so much. But with Audric we'll always have your loving touch," said Asia Robinson in the funeral program.
"My dearest big sister "RAREE" she was such a happy loving sister. Always smiling and filled with laughter," said Audrey Richardson in the funeral program.
Raree was Audrea's nickname.
Audrea was a victim of domestic violence, but her family says she fought to get out. They say the family has made a pact to come together even more to spread domestic violence awareness.
"This has only ignited a fire within our family so that another family doesn't have to go through what we're having to go through today -- doesn't have to feel what we're feeling today," said Keshonda Willis, Audrea's cousin.
Audrea's organs will be donated. While some of her remains will go towards saving lives, Audrea's family says her spirit will be shared with Audric.
"She's so beautiful -- even now. Our journey only continues... we have lost one, but we will not lose another," said Willis.