A week after being shot, Christian singer Christina Grimmie will be laid to rest this weekend in New Jersey.
"It's just going to be a small, intimate gathering for her family and close friends," a source told People.
The 22-year-old singer was a YouTube sensation who became famous for having been a contestant on NBC's "The Voice." She was shot on June 10 at The Plaza Live theater in Orlando, Florida during a meet-and-greet with around 120 fans. According to the Orlando Police, Grimmie's brother, Marcus, tackled the assailant, who subsequently shot and killed himself. The man, later identified as Kevin James Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was armed with two loaded handguns, ammunition, and a hunting knife. Marcus is deemed a hero for possibly saving the lives of those at the scene.
"Christina was more than my sister. She was a partner in life. A superstar. A goofball. Introverted. And a friend to everyone. Genuinely. But above all...she was my baby sister," Marcus wrote on Facebook after the incident. "She loved the Lord and her family and was always there for me and I honestly don't know what ill do without her."
Brian Teefy, Grimmie's manager, had set up a GoFundMe campaign to support the singer's family. Thus far, almost $172,000 have been raised, so much more than the target of $4,000. The family, meanwhile, has asked that instead of flowers, they would appreciate contributions to the Christina Grimmie Scholarship Fund for the Performing Arts of Cherokee High School.
"Christina was truly a light in this world," reads Grimmie's obituary on the Constantino Funeral Home website. "She loved Jesus and loved people and truly wanted to make an impact on this world with her gift. Anyone who met her was blessed by knowing her. Heaven has certainly gained an angel for their choir."
Friends and relatives may attend the viewing at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel on Friday, June 17, starting at 3 p.m., to be followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. Interment will be privately held.