Prior to the funeral, the city of Frederick put purple ribbons [Shan’ann’s favorite color] all over the city.
The service at the at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst, North Carolina lasted 1 hour. Sandra Onorati Rzucek, Shan’ann’s mother, described Shan’ann as a “fireball”. Rzucek asked God to “give all our love” to her daughter and grandchildren.
“Mom, Nonna, loves you with all her soul,” she wrote. Father John Forbes read comments aloud from Shan’ann Watts’ father, mother and brother.
Forbes said Shan’ann Watts’ family would like to see good come from the tragedy, including a law to recognize the lives of unborn children such as their grandson.
“They do not desire vengeance and death, but justice and life,” Forbes said.
Additional images have also been released of the dump site.