This Saturday, friends and family of the slain 15-year-old who performed at President Obama's Inauguration will say their final goodbyes to the "light of their life."
Hadiya Pendleton's funeral services are set for Saturday at Greater Harvest Baptist Church, 5141 S. State St. The wake will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the funeral until 2 p.m.
A viewing is scheduled for Friday at Callahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted St., from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gov. Pat Quinn will remember the slain Chicago teen by speaking at the services.
A petition was started asking President Obama to attend the funeral. An unconfirmed report published Tuesday said the First Lady Michelle Obama was considering attending.
We pray for the family's strength during this trying time. May Hadiya rest in perfect peace.