Click here to view a slideshow of the program and scene at Dominique Frazier’s funeral service.

Hugs are plentiful at Dominique Frazier’s funeral today, as mourners embrace, overcome with emotion as they remember a dear friend. One of Frazier’s relatives was so overwhelmed that she had to be taken outside the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Southeast Washington.

“I remember seeing her everyday at lunch time in 12th grade,” said Naomi Booker, 18, a former classmate at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington.

“I’m going to miss her laugh most,” Booker said. “Dominique was the epitome of sweet.”

As the choir sung hymns, church workers directed people to the back of the packed sanctuary, which accommodates about 300 people. They set up chairs for the overflow, but some still had to stand. Many mourners are wearing shirts adorned with Frazier’s image.

Frazier died last Thurday following an altercation and stabbing in her dormitory at Bowie State University. Maryland State Police charged one of her roommates, Alexis D. Simpson, 19, with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault. A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 14 at District Court.

“I know that a lot of other students have roommate problems as well,” Booker said. “There is something to be learned from this situation. I hope others choose take a different path when solving disagreements.”