Hundreds of mourners gathered in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst, North Carolina on Saturday to pay their last tribute to Shan's Watts and their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste ,
Pallbearer brought the three coffins to the church; They were put in front of the assembly. Many of the mourners wiped their eyes as the coffins entered the sanctuary.
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"Shan & # 39; ann was a woman of love," Father John Forbes told the mourner. "She loved God, her family and her friends, she was a woman of determination, she had dreams to be fulfilled, and she worked on those dreams, she wanted to make a difference, she wanted to be an extraordinary wife and mother."
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" Bella Marie and Celeste Catherine were light for all around them, "he continued," They were full of life and joy, and they shared them with all they encountered. "
Shan & # 39 Ann was pregnant at the age of 15. Father Forbes mentioned that the family would like to pass a law to make life unbooted rener children like their son Nico.
Despite the violent death of Shan & # 39; ann and the children, the family shared a love message. "They do not want revenge and death, but justice and light," Forbes told the mourner.
Father Forbes then read some remarks from Shan & # 39; s family.
"Thank you, Heavenly Father, I know our family is with you in Paradise, I can not thank you enough," read the statement by Shan & # 39; s mother Snadra. "Please give to every soul on earth who has prayed, shouted or stretched out, only your precious blessing, I can only pray to you that this tragedy changes the soul of everyone to be close to you. Please keep us in Your love and your protection. "
" Shan, Bella, Celeste Catherine and Nico Lee, Mom / Nona loves you with all my heart, "she said. "God bless you all, love mom / nona."
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"I have so much to say, but I'll make it shortly," said Rzucek. "Daddy loves you, you're a wonderful daughter and a great mother, you're nothing but pure love, always caring for everyone, you'll always be Daddy's little girl until we meet again, I love you with all my heart, see you later I Love You Daddy Butterfly Kisses
Then Rzucek turned to the grandchildren, "Dear Bella and Celeste and Nico, you'll always be pop-pop little girls and precious grandchildren. You make my day full of smiles, even if I feel bad or sad. Bella, you will always be my "silver bells" & # 39; Celeste, Pop-Pop will take care of your truck. Kisses and hugs to all of you. See you later, love you always, your pop-pop.
Shan & # 39; s husband – and father of the children – was not at the ceremony, but was detained incommunicado at Weld County Prison in Colorado, and charged with three counts of first degree murder and several additional charges has not yet submitted a request.