INDIANAPOLIS -- Organizers described Sunday's memorial service as a celebration of Amanda Blackburn. Community members gathered together to remember her -- singing songs and giving speaking about her.
In a video, her sister offered insight into Amanda's life.
“The most ironic thing about having a baby sister -- a little sister -- is you kind of feel like you have to protect them and watch out for them all the time,” Amber Wilkinson, Amanda Blackburn’s sister said. “I look up to her more than almost anybody in this whole world.”
Friends and family shared stories about Amanda and Davey Blackburn falling in love, moving from South Carolina to Indianapolis to start a church and welcoming a son.
“Trust [God] because in time, He will take this and He will turn this into a miracle,” Perry Noble of NewSpring Church said at the service.
Just days after the murder of Amanda and her unborn child, loved ones took the focus away from the violence leading to her death, and put it on the way they say she put God first in life.
“So Jesus -- I thank you, I thank you that you conquered death and because you conquered death and you lived in Amanda, she conquered death,” Noble said. “She has got her eyes focused on the King of kings And the Lord of lords."
Family friends say after the death of the young mother and wife – their world is shaken, but their faith is not.