DAPHNE, Ala. - Close friend, Brittany Doughty told FOX10 News, "I don't want tosee her in there, it's not supposed to be this way, it wasn'tsupposed to happen to her." Friends and family members found itdifficult to control their emotions at Brianna Parish's wake; theysay her death still didn't seem real.
"It's hard and you think it's a bad dream and you think you'regoing to wake up from it and she's going to be right there, andyou're going to call and she's going to be able to answer, but shewon't ever again," Doughty said.
Hundreds gathered to mourn. Dozens of cars drove in filling upalmost every parking spot at the funeral home. Everyone insidethese vehicles had only love and fondness for Brianna Parish.Lauren Smith said, "I feel very lucky to have known her for thatlong and I feel so lucky because she just came up to New York tovisit me for a month and we had plans to get an apartmenttogether."
Lauren says all she can do is think about the good times she andBrianna had. "I still have the scarf she wore in the ice skatingvideo," she said. Lauren says it's the memories that are keepingher strong, and the scarf Brianna wore during one of the best timesin her life, hasn't left her side since she was reportedmissing.
Friends say Brianna had planned to go to cosmetology school andwas very talented. As the night went on, the line of people waitingto pay their respects stretched out the door.
Tina Wilkes said, "That's sad in there, my heart broke." Tinasays Brianna's casket was closed and the mood was somber andreminiscent. Tina adds, "Lots of flowers lots of pictures, she wasso beautiful." A beautiful girl who will never be forgotten by herfriends and family.
A "Celebration of Life Ceremony" will be held for Brianna ParishWednesday. It's at the Bay Community Church in Malbis. The servicestarts at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
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