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Saying goodbye to the victims of the Martin's shooting


On Tuesday people said goodbye to the victims of the Martin's shooting in Elkhart.

Rachelle Godfread's visitation was Tuesday afternoon at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Elkhart.  Godfread was 44-years-old.

At her visitation Godfread's friend Amy Mishler said, "It's been a very very hard time for all of us."

Mishler and Jenee Pritt were Rachelle Godfread's childhood friends.  They first met when they were just six years old.  They believe Rachelle is in a better place now.  Tuesday Pritt said, "Rachelle is, she's an angel looking over us.  We just pray for quick healing for her family and that her boys find the strength to move forward with her memories."

Friends said the tragedy of the Martin's shooting has been hard to deal with.  But Tuesday was not about dwelling on what happened, instead it was about celebrating Rachelle.  "Today is a day of remembrance for Rachelle it's about her family, her boys and bringing the community together to support those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy," said Pritt.

Krystle Dikes visitation also took place Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Bristol.  Inside there were several flowers and photos of Krystle.  A picture slide show played on screens around the room.

Numerous people stopped by to pay their respects, hug one another, and just talk about Krystle.  Off camera Krystle's friends said she was someone they always had a good time with.
They reiterated what we were told at Saturday's vigil, that they'll miss her fun-loving personality.

A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday in Bristol.

Dikes was 20-years-old and was an employee at Martin's.  Godfread was shopping at the store.  Both women were killed when 22-year-old Shawn Bair walked into the Martin's store and started shooting.  Police are still looking for a motive.

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