GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Friends and family of Latrice Maze gathered Saturday morning to say their goodbyes.
The service at Lamb of God Church was in tribute to and celebration of the life of Latrice Maze.
Several of those who spoke Saturday described Maze as a quiet soul. And while she had her struggles, she was on the path to turn things around.
Her focus in life: make sure her five children grew up to know one another as family.
Maze's body may never be recovered, but matching white casket and roses served as memorial to her.
Grand Rapids Police believe Maze was killed on March 19 in her Burton Street home and that her body was placed in a dumpster the same day by her boyfriend, Jahleel Hoskins.
Hoskins was arraigned on May 8 on charges of open murder , evidence tampering and perjury in the death of the 25-year-old mother of five. Hoskins says he is innocent of all the charges.
CLICK THE VIDEO TO HEAR FROM MAZE'S FAMILY DURING THE MEMORIAL SERVICE.
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