Services were held today for 9-month-old Ariel Eluziario, who passed away last week.

Family, friends, and even strangers gathered at the Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home to lend support and grieve.

Pastor Ken MacMillen of St. Paul's United Methodist Church officiated the services today. He tells WBSM News those who are grieving need to stay strong.

Close to100 people attended the wake and the funeral for Ariel this morning. She was laid to rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Even though funeral and burial services have been provided free of charge, a memorial fund has been established, with donations going toward a scholarship fund for Ariel's brother.