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Family, friends remember 10-year-old who died in accidental shooting

(WMC-TV) - It was a difficult day for the family and friends of a child who was accidentally shot to death in Memphis on Christmas Day.

At just 10 years old, Alfreddie Gipson left behind many fond memories for the dozens of people who attended his funeral today.

At Brinkley Heights Baptist Church Saturday, Alfreddie Gipson's casket was draped in red and white carnations.

At the front of a packed house filled with tears and broken hearts.

The 10-year-old was accidentally shot by his brother on Christmas day with a gun that an older sibling had hidden in their house for protection. 

"This hasn't just broken our hearts this has shattered them," said pastor Tim Cox. 

Pastor Tim Cox is Gipson's Godfather and talked of his contagious personality and outstanding smile.

"I don't know that anybody would not fall in love with Alfreddie," he said. 

"Always wanted to be the best he always wanted to be first at everything," said Alfreddie's basketball coach Tarius Williams. 

Gipson leaves behind six siblings.  

Including his 12-year-old brother who was holding the gun when it went off. 

"It's really hard on him I mean he's a child, and what happened is an accident and I don't think he's dealing with it too well," said family member Bridgett Brassell

Loved ones said Alfreddie Gipson was quoting scripture at the age of three and may have gone on to be a preacher.

"Today I still can't believe that he's gone from us, today it's still shocked me to this day like we're leaving the funeral now and I still don't want to believe that he's gone," said Williams. 

A memorial fund has set up at for Alfreddie Gipson's funeral expenses, you can donate at any First Tennessee Bank Branch.
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