CAYCE, S.C. (WMBF/WIS) - Hundreds of people filled a church in Cayce to honor the life of a six-year-old girl whose life was taken too soon.
A public memorial service was held Friday night at Trinity Baptist Worship Center for Faye Marie Swetlik.
Swetlik’s family asked everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.
During the eulogy, the pastor spoke for Faye’s mother who said that she wants everyone to love more the way Faye did and to always have a Faye Day.
They also showed a video that was put together of pictures of Faye and also home movies of Faye performing at shows and just how she lived her everyday life.
The 6-year-old was reported missing Feb. 10 while playing in her front yard. Her body was found three days later in a wooded area of the Churchill Heights neighborhood where she lived with her mother.
Swetlik’s body was discovered Feb. 13, shortly before police also discovered the body of 30-year-old, Coty Taylor, Faye’s neighbor and the man authorities say is responsible for abducting and killing the child, who died of suffocation.
According to authorities, Taylor committed suicide.