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Funeral services held Saturday for Quawan Charles

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 20:22:50-05

Funeral services will be held Saturday for 15-year-old Quawan Charles at the West St. Mary Civic Center in Jeanerette.

The service, which is open to the public, is set to begin at 11 a.m.

"Though he lived a short life, Quawan left a lifelong impact on those he knew, and in his death, has impacted the lives of people around the world," a release states.

“We are hurting right now and will continue to hurt. But, Saturday, we will come together and finally be able to mourn,” said Celina Charles, family spokesperson and first cousin of Quawan Charles.

Funeral order of service includes tributes from family members, clergy and advocates that have worked with the family since the disappearance and death of Quawan Charles.

Local and national media are invited. Masks are required for all in attendance.

Charles was reported missing from his dad's Baldwin home on Oct. 30. His body was found near Loreauville on Nov. 3. To read the latest, click here and here.