More than 1,000 people are expected to gather at Vicksburg Auditorium to pay respects to a Warren County teen whose faith and positive attitude throughout her battle with cancer inspired the community.
The faith of Afton Wallace, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be at the forefront of her funeral Saturday. Mormon funerals follow the pattern of weekly church meetings.
“It will be like no other funeral they have ever seen. There will be sorrow there for how we are going to miss Afton,” said a tearful Vic Johnson, Bishop of the Latter-day Saints Church on Indiana Avenue. “There will be sorrow for what her friends and family have gone through, but there will also be rejoicing and testimony for the savoir and the fact that we will see Afton again.”