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Hundreds of mourners turned out Tuesday to celebrate the life of a six-year-old South Carolina boy who died from injuries suffered during a school shooting last week.

Neighbors joined friends and relatives of Jacob Hall, of Townville, at the local baptist church for visitation--many of them dressed as superheroes to honor the young hero they were mourning, Fox Carolina reported.

As Fox News Insider reported earlier, a West Virginia man who runs an organization that visits pediatric cancer survivors and other children in need offered the use of his customized 'Batmobile' to honor young Jacob.

The church gymnasium was also filled with balloons, statues of superheroes and pictures of Jacob.

Then on Wednesday morning, Batman delivered the eulogy (video above) at the superhero-themed funeral, saying "we're not here to mourn, we're here to celebrate." 

"Take what we've learned from Jacob. Let it make you a better husband, a better father, a better brother, a better sister, a better everything. May a 6-year-old boy become such a part of our lives that this community shows the rest of the world what hope is all about," he said.

Jacob's mom explained that she planned the remembrances to be suitable for the many children that would attend.

"I don't want suits and ties...there will be a lot of children [here] and I don't want it to be scary for them," Jacob's mother told the station yesterday.

Batman also led mourners in prayer for Jacob. 

Jacob was shot while on the playground at Townville Elementary School by a 14-year-old boy who is in custody. The suspect is said to have killed his father before driving a pickup truck to the school.

Jacob, whose favorite superhero characters were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was to be laid to rest today in a Batman costume.


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