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Mourners gather outside of a funeral service for Lil Snupe on Saturday, June 29, in Jonesboro.

*Hundreds of mourners gathered this weekend to pay their final respects to Lil Snupe, the 18-year-old rapper who was shot and killed earlier this month.

According to the Shreveport Times, the teen’s funeral service was held on Saturday at Jonesboro-Hodge High School in Lil Snupe’s hometown of Jonesboro, La.

Family of Lil' Snupe lean on one another for support after the funeral service Saturday, June 29, in Jonesboro.

Family of Lil’ Snupe lean on one another for support after the funeral service Saturday, June 29, in Jonesboro.

Mourners reportedly began arriving three hours before the service began. Rapper Meek Mill, who had signed Lil Snupe (born Addaren Ross) to his DreamChasers record label last year, was among the many attendees.

“I saw something in him. His demo tape spoke to me. I saw myself in him,” Mill said Saturday, according to the Times.

Earlier this week, the 36-year-old man suspected of murdering the teen surrendered to Louisiana police. According to the AP, Tony Holden has been charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.