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KCK teen laid to rest as family, friends spread message to end violence

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

As family and friends gathered to remember Jalisa Reed, they hoped to spread the message of ending violence.

"Try to get a hold of the violence. This was a senseless act of violence. Her mom is really trying to do her best to reach other young people," Debra Olden, Jalisa's God-grandmother.

Hundreds of people packed the Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS. That included classmates from Schlagle High School. Jalisa's friends sang and danced in her memory.

"You never know when it's your time. Death has no age. Enjoy your life. Since we are Christians, give your life to Jesus Christ. We don't know when that day is coming," Olden said.

Jalisa was shot and killed March 16 at the East Hills Apartment Complex near 75th and Monroe in Kansas City, MO. Police have not found the person who killed her. Saturday, those who knew Jalisa tried to focus on the positive impact she left.

"A lot of good memories. That smile, I miss her grabbing me around the neck and saying, 'Hi grandma, I love you.' I do miss that," Olden said.

Click here and here for previous stories on Jalisa Reed.

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