The funerals for two teens whose lives were cut short by gunfire at a private party in Baker drew close to a thousand mourners on Saturday, along with pleas for an end to gun violence.

Friends and family of Diontrey Claiborne, 18, and Kendal Dorsey, 15 packed two small Baptist churches in Baton Rouge, leaving barely any standing room, during separate, but similar ceremonies to celebrate and remember the teens’ lives as much as memorialize their deaths.