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Family, friends, community say final goodbyes to Lafayette theater shooting victims

Family and friends enter church for funeral of Mayci Breaux. (Source: James Sparvero/WAFB) Family and friends enter church for funeral of Mayci Breaux. (Source: James Sparvero/WAFB)
FRANKLIN, LA (WAFB) -

Funerals were held Monday for the two women who died in the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette.

Funeral services for Mayci Breaux, 21, of Franklin, got underway around 11 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin. Meanwhile, services for Jillian Johnson, 33, of Lafayette, were at the Delhomme Chapel of Flowers in Lafayette at 12:30 p.m.

Breaux was studying at LSU-E to become a medical radiology technician. Johnson was a musician who performed around Acadiana in a local band called "The Figs." She also owned several clothing stores.

"Jillian brought us all together in just a very special way as only she could. It was just an amazing reflection on her life," said Dee Stanley, Chief Administrative Officer in Lafayette.

Police said the pair was shot and killed Thursday night when John Russell Houser, 59, of Phenix City, Alabama, opened fire inside the Grand 16 Theatre. Investigators reported Houser died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

There were reports that members of the Westboro Baptist Church were possibly planning to protest at the funerals, but there were no reports of any protests taking place.

Gov. Bobby Jindal had publicly threatened the group with arrest if there were any protests at the funerals.

Nine others were injured in the shooting.

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