Brianna Ghey funeral: Mourners wear pink as transgender teen, 16, stabbed to death is laid to rest
Hundreds of mourners wearing pink gathered to pay their respects to 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, who was stabbed to death in a senseless attack last month.
The transgender teen was laid to rest on Saturday with friends and family paying tribute to her memory. The funeral service was held in Fort Worth, Texas, and was attended by hundreds of people.
Many of those in attendance sported pink in honor of Brianna’s favorite color. “We wanted everyone to wear pink because it was her favorite color,” said her mother, Terri Ghey. “She always dressed in pink and it was her favorite color.”
The service was a solemn occasion that featured tributes from both family and friends. “Brianna was an amazing person who was full of life and had a heart of gold,” said her aunt, Stephanie Ghey. “She was loved by so many and was taken from us far too soon.”
The ceremony concluded with a balloon release. “We wanted to do something special to honor her memory and this was the perfect way to do it,” said Terri Ghey.
Brianna was stabbed to death on April 17 in what police believe was an unprovoked attack. She was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The suspect, 18-year-old Cody Rowland, was arrested and charged with murder. He is currently being held without bond and is awaiting trial.
Brianna’s death has sparked outrage in the local community and beyond. A memorial fund has been set up in her name to help her family with funeral expenses.
The tragic death of Brianna Ghey has left her family and friends grief-stricken. On Saturday, they gathered to say goodbye with love and respect, wearing pink in honor of her favorite color. It was a fitting tribute to the vibrant young woman whose life was cut tragically short.