The funeral for Army Specialist Erica Alecksen was held in her home town of Eatonton. The 21-year-old soldier was killed July 8 by a roadside bomb on Afghanistan.
A military jet with Alecksen's body arrived at Greensboro around 1 p.m., and a motorcade led the procession to United Methodist Church in Eatonton.
Members of the community lined the procession to show their support of Alecksen and to honor her bravery while serving in Afghanistan.
Throughout the funeral service, those close to Alecksen celebrated her memory through recollections and songs of worship and praise.
Alecksen's sister-in-law, Danielle Swanger says the family is deeply thankful for the support the community is showing for their loved one.
"Thank you for being there and thank you for supporting us through this time. You know it's a very difficult time for the whole family and we just want to say that we appreciate everything that they've been there for. The situation is tough but it kind of eases the pain because everyone, even people that didn't know her is out supporting her and acknowledging the fact that she was fighting for us," said Swanger.