Transcript for Hadiya Pendleton Funeral Attended by First Lady
From one mother to another First Lady Michelle Obama console -- grieving family members Saturday at the funeral of fifteen year old -- Pendleton. An emotional service running nearly four hours through heartache friends remembered the teenager who loved to smile. -- it means kids. And that -- less out of it. And a mother devastated by loss stood strong vowing to forever worked and gun violence no -- -- -- Shouldn't that takes and it's. Inside the church it was standing room only in many stood outside the church in the cold to pay their respects to the idea. Not only are we here I -- he's -- but. -- before she became a national symbol against gun violence this standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. -- -- She was one of more than forty people murdered in Chicago last month the bloodiest January this city has seen in a decade in a handwritten note to Madea's family President Obama about to work to -- this senseless violence. And the president has invited more than a hundred victims of gun violence and their families. To attend next week's State of the Union Address a good start says he has family desperate for any solution and Wilmington city streets safe. For Good Morning America Alex -- ABC news Chicago.
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