Knoxville (WVLT) - Family and friends gathered at Weavers Funeral Home Saturday night to say goodbye to 21 year old Channon Christian.
Volunteer TV's Allison Hunt looks at how some peopel are using today's techology, to pay lasting tributes.
The parking lot at Weavers Funeral Home was full with those coming to say goodbye to Channon Christian.
But goodbye does not mean forgotten.
Since the news of her tragic death, those who love her and those who have never met her, have been expressing their grief online.
A post on St. Jude's Children's Hospital website says Channon was a loving Christian, loved by everyone who knew her, and "had a smile that would light up any room."
Several messages give prayers to the family, and recall fond memories of Channon.
A fund has been set up, and the Christian family has asked that donations be made in Channon's memory to the hospital.
And a slideshow, set up on You Tube by the group Farragut Alumni, where Channon went to high school, displaying wonderful memories held in the minds of many.
Channon has forever been put in the thoughts and prayers of thousands of facebook members.
Pictures with friends have been posted along with messages expressing sadness and love some from as far away as London, England.
But no matter how far away, all hold Channon's memory close to their hearts.
Channon's funeral is sunday at 2 PM at Westpark Baptist Church on Middlebrook Pike.
The burial will follow at Highland West Cemetery.