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Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral service Saturday for a Chicago teen whose killing catapulted her into the nation’s debate over gun violence.

Yet, one speaker after another remembered 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton not so much as a symbol but as a best friend, an excellent student with big dreams and simply a girl with a great smile and bubbly personality.

They said she was a typical teen who wanted to borrow her friends’ clothes and who never left home without her lip gloss.

Article courtesy of Joy105.com

Pictures Of FLOTUS At Hadiya Pendleton Funeral Saturday was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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