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06/17/2016 01:35 pm ET | Updated Dec 29, 2016

Christina Grimmie Buried In Her Beloved New Jersey Hometown

The funeral service was an "intimate gathering for her family and close friends."

Singer Christina Grimmie, who was killed last Saturday while signing autographs, has been laid to rest in her New Jersey hometown.

The funeral service was an "intimate gathering for her family and close friends," a source told People. It was paid for by Grimmie's former "Voice" coach, Adam Levine, who expressed his shock and grief on Twitter after the tragedy.

A public memorial will be held at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, New Jersey, on Friday from 3-8 p.m. EST, followed by a memorial service which will begin at 8 p.m.

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On Monday, Grimmie's hometown held a candlelight vigil for the late singer, where the mayor, Grimmie's close friends and her brother, Marcus, all spoke in her memory.

"She loved this town, she loved this state, she loved singing, she loved the Lord and she loved me, and she was my baby sister," Marcus Grimmie said at the vigil. He expressed his disbelief over the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, that occurred just one day after his sister's death, but also his gratitude for the personal tributes many celebrities have given her.

"Adam Levine paid for Christina's funeral. Selena [Gomez] is singing a song and crying [during her concert]. These people didn't have that and we are blessed to. She's in a better place …Thank you to everyone once again," he said. 

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