By Christie Post - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – There was standing room only at Elizabeth Ennen's funeral service Friday. The Chapel was filled with family, friends and well-wishers.
During this time, Ennen's family is dealing with a lot of heartache and sadness. Friday they said their final goodbyes to the person whose smile they said would light up any room.
Hundreds gathered and there was not a dry eye in the room. Everyone there showed their support to pay tribute to a life that was tragically cut short.
"Elizabeth's mom, she's broken hearted and she will be for forever now," said Chris Moss, Elizabeth Ennen's cousin.
Friends, family and some who didn't even know Elizabeth came together to remember a life touched by so many.
"People who have supported Elizabeth's cause, they stretched around the room and were even standing outside of the room," said Moss.
The pastor read in the ceremony, "the measure of the person is never known until they're gone".
"She was always happy, it didn't matter what the occasion. She never had a bad day, and even if she did she never told anybody," said Moss.
As memories flooded the room, the pastor shared that Elizabeth's life may have been short, but she did a lot to make it count.
"They did do a memorial show for her, and at that time it just broke my heart," said Moss.
After the video, silence filled the room as the song Bye Bye by Mariah Carey was played. Several students sang along. And singing was Elizabeth's favorite thing to do.
"It's been very difficult for our family," said Moss.
But with all the Sadness those in attendance tried to find some happiness through song, on the day they never imagined would happen.
"The Big Green Tractor that was her favorite song. She always, always played that song. That was the last song they played for Elizabeth," said Moss.
Moss said the funeral was some sort of closure to the tragic loss, but they still want justice.
"I just want Elizabeth to know, we will not rest until he pays," said Moss.
The funeral comes after authorities discovered Ennen's body near Shallowater Monday night. She was reported missing January 5th.
The sole suspect in this case, Humberto Salinas Jr.,45, is charged with aggravated kidnapping. He remains behind bars on a $250,000 bond.
The Lubbock County District Attorney, Matt Powell said prosecutors are in no rush to upgrade that charge. Powell said they'll present the case to a grand jury and let them decide. Salinas could face a capital murder charge.
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