KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Friends and family of Antonio Hines, 18, gathered in Kinston Friday night to remember the teenager’s life.
Hines was gunned down Sunday outside of a church in the city.
The community came together at a worship center to pay tribute to the 18-year-old they say is gone too soon.
Those who came to the event say they wanted to honor Hines’ life before services this weekend. Family members say the response from the community has been overwhelming and comforting.
“I remember the other day at the house mom was like, ‘I didn’t know he was loved by so many people,” says Hines’ sister, Breana Goban. “It’s been a blessing. Everybody knew him. He was loved.”
The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd at 3 p.m. at Tabernacle Free Will Baptist Church on U.S. 70.