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Gate City explosion victim laid to rest

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

This Christmas Eve is especially tough for the family members of the woman killed in last week's explosion in Gate City. A funeral for Tyrennis Mabry started at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Her visitation was at the Gardendale Funeral Home Monday night.

Loved ones say Mabry was a loving, giving person whose children were everything to her. Mabry's god-brother, Sheldon King says everyone around Mabry loved her. King described her personality as "bubbly" and says she was a wonderful mother to her 4-children. He says he hopes they can all begin the healing process soon.

Mabry will be buried at Elmwood Cemetery. Donations from the community are helping cover the expenses.

Despite all of the devastation in Gate City, the community tried to create some holiday cheer. Children in Gate City helped decorate and light a community Christmas tree on Monday night. They also gathered around the tree and sang Christmas carols. It was set up just blocks from the site of the explosion.

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