An American flag salvaged from the 9/11 Ground Zero, a symbol of hope in the midst of destruction, was displayed at the little girl's ceremony. Christina-Taylor was born on 9/11, and had used her birthdate as a source of inspiration during her short life.
"Her time to be born was Sept. 11, 2001," said Bishop Gerald Kicanas at the service. "Her time to die was the tragic day, Jan. 8, 2011, just nine years old she was. But she has found her dwelling place in God's mansion. She went home."
The service for slain federal judge John Noll was held yesterday at the same church. News organizations were barred from the event, according to The Associated Press.
Of the 19 people shot outside a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, 76-year-old Dorwan Stoddard was one of the six who died. But his story was one of courage: he sacrified his life to save his wife.
"He fell on top of me to save my life because that's who he was," Mavy Stoddard said.
Stoddard said she believes she would be dead if her husband of 15 years had not shielded her.
"I somehow got up from under him and sat down flat on the concrete and held his head on my lap and talked to him," Stoddard said. "First telling him to hang in there, the ambulance was coming. But with that type of injury, its probably better he didn't. I didn't realize I was shot until we got to Northwest Hospital."
Mavy Stoddard was hit five times in her legs but she has recovered well.
The couple had met when they were much younger, in middle school.
"He was in my class in sixth-grade, and he was my boyfriend," Stoddard said. "I was the first girl he ever kissed. He had to improve for 50 years in order to get me."
When they were 13, Dorwan Stoddard moved away and their romance was put on hold. They both married other people, but each of their spouses died around the same time and that's when they decided to rekindle their love.
"I wouldn't kiss him because I didn't want to get married and I knew he wanted a wife," she said. "Finally, one day he put a TV cabinet together for me, and I felt I owed him a real kiss."
Their love was like a fairy tale, until last weekend.
The couple gathered with the rest of their community at the "Congress on Your Corner" event Saturday morning and were caught in the shooting rampage.
Stoddard says she has surrounded herself with friends and family in an attempt to move on with her life.
"I'm feeling well," she said. "I'm hurting a little bit, but mainly I'm good. I'll get through this. He gave his life for me, I have to live mine for him and make something more of it."
She said her husband leaves behind an example of heroism that she will now try and live up to.
"I don't give hate to this young man," she said of the shooting suspect. "He ruined a lot of lives but also ruined his own, and I feel sad and sorry for him."
ABC News' Susan Donaldson James and Bradley Blackburn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.