More more than 150 friends and family Tuesday evening joined in the celebration of A'riel Marion's life at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Ms. Marion was lost after she fell overboard while on a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Those in attendance at the vigil cried together, they laughed together, prayed together and remembered together.
Ms. Marion's brother Aaron spoke to those in attendance.
"There's been a lot of people that really do care for my sister and I just want to let all you'll know to keep your head up, because she's in a better place and she up there with the Lord," he said.
Four others who were on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas at the time of the accident, were also at the vigil.
"All of her co-workers are here to show their support because we are a family and at the time, we were the only family she had on the boat," one family member said. "Can't explain it, don't know when, don't know how. All we know is she was there happy one minute and the next she was gone."
The 21-year-old fell overboard off the side of the cruise ship on Sept. 16, in the first hours of its planned seven-day cruise.
A search conducted by the Coast Guard lasted 46 hours but did not yield anything.
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