More than a thousand friends and family celebrate the life of Gabrielle Bledsoe

TULSA - More than a thousand people packed Crown Hill Funeral Home Saturday morning for 18-year-old Gabrielle Bledsoe's funeral.

The funeral is just a week after Gabby's mom, Lacrecia Bledsoe, found her daughter stabbed to death inside their home. The killer is still on the loose.

Lacrecia Bledsoe says this is a "celebration" of Gabby's life.

Family and friends sit wall to wall for this "celebration" and many were dressed in purple, Gabby's favorite color.

An usher told 2News they stopped taking attendance at 1,080 people.

"I know Gabby wouldn't want me to break down. I'm asking God to continue to strengthen me and our family," Gabby's grandmother, Teresa Releford said.

Lacrecia says her daughter's impact is obvious. From tears rolling down people's faces to the haircut one classmate got, with "Gabby" shaved in his head.

A junior at Will Roger's High School, Gabby had dreams of college for 2014.

The Bledsoe family is now finding strength together. They carry on this quote "don't give up. Don't give in. God will be there until the end."

"I'm really going to miss her. I've never been away from her. Seeing her for the last time, that was the hard part. I'm just at a loss of words," said Lacrecia.

No arrests have been made in connection with this case. Anyone who has information about Gabby's death is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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