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Omaha, NE - Funeral services were held Friday for 17-year-old Joshua Wayland. He was killed when a truck carrying 95-thousand pounds of rock smashed into his car at Highways 370 and 50 last week. The family invited Action 3 News to the funeral.
It was not the typical atmosphere many would expect at a funeral. A band rocked out on stage with kids and adults dancing below, all while a 17-year-old was lying motionless in a casket.
Hundreds of friends and family filled the sancuary at Liberty Christian Center for Joshua Wayland's funeral service. It was a time to remember and honor the teen.
"There's not one moment that I was with him that he was not making me laugh or making me smile," said one of Josh's friends.
Saying goodbye wasn't easy. At one point, the pastor approached the casket, leaned in and called Josh back to life. "It's time for you to wake up Josh," said Pastor McGaffin. "It's time for you to wake up. It's time for you to breathe. It's time for your eyes to open."
For some it was too much, and they left. But Jim McGaffin, head pastor at the church, tells Action 3 News he believes Josh died too soon and he should still be alive. Others felt the same way.
"Joshua come forth!" pleaded one person over his casket.
Josh's family prayed by his open casket, even hours after the service ended, hoping for a miracle.
Reported by Chriss Knight, firstname.lastname@example.org