TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The families of Jenna Scott and Michael Swearingin said their final goodbyes to the two friends this weekend.
It has been over a week since Jenna Scott and Swearingin’s bodies were found in a rural area of Oklahoma.
For Talon Scott and his family, celebrating the life of his sister, Jenna, has been painful. But seeing the lives she touched helps in the healing process.
”All the love that everybody had to give. It was nice, relieving to some of the pain. Definitely helps ease the burden to know that we’re not alone,” he said.
At Vista Community Church, family and friends said their final goodbye to Jenna Scott during a celebration of life service Friday afternoon.
There was music and memories were shared. Talon Scott had this message for his sister.
”Going to make her proud and make sure her baby girl is well taken care of,” he said.
Those who knew Jenna Scott say she was one to always put others before herself.
”Me and her always said these things to each other: never give up and keep pushing. It definitely gives me hope to keep pushing and go out in the world and do what we talked about doing, healing others,” friend and classmate Lameka Jones said.
Just a few miles away, Swearingin’s family held a visitation service at Hewett-Arney Funeral Home. He was also remembered as a person full of life.
”Michael has always been a real good friend. I loved his involvement in his faith, and stuff like that, just this past year we were getting a lot closer,” Bruce Thomas said.
On Saturday, Swearingin's family held a private funeral service in Little River-Academy.
He is being remembered as someone with a big heart, full of love and life.
"Really great guy, really genuine person. He really enjoyed everything that life had to offer," Talon Scott said.
Off camera, others talked about Swearingin's love for his church and shared stories that brought laughter on such a dark day.
No one has yet to be named a suspect by Temple police in their deaths.