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Funeral set for Cherish Perrywinkle

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Updated: 6/25/2013 6:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A funeral has been set for 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle.

The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Paxon Revival Center Church, at 5461 Commonwealth Ave.

There will be a viewing on Thursday from 5 - 8 p.m. at the same church.

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Cherish will be buried at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at 7242 Normandy Boulevard.  The viewing and funeral are open to the public.

Donald J. Smith is charged with Cherish's kidnapping and murder.

Police say he lured her from a Walmart on Lem Turner Road last Friday night, killed her, and dumped her body behind a church on Broward Road.

Smith was arrested Saturday morning.
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nativejax - 6/25/2013 6:10 PM
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All my Prayers to all the MANY families that have lost their precious babies here in Jax. A city that seems to be 'leading the way' in child abductions and murders in this Country. SOMETHING MORE HAS GOT TO BE DONE TO PROTECT THESE CHILDREN. I also want to extend my Prayers to little Mattie Clifton's family. I am sure they are having painful memories over yet another senseless murder. She was also about 8 when she was murdered and little Cherish looks so much like her. Gone but never forgotten.
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