She and others recalled her as a pretty, vivacious girl who reassured adults with her words and her top-of-her-lungs singing.
Alanna's body was found July 1 on a Saginaw street corner, wrapped in a tarp. Police are still searching for her killer.
"She used to tell me that before she was born that she picked me to be her momma," said Laura Gallagher, standing behind her daughter's casket. "Thank you, Alanna."
Read more about her funeral in this report from Uriel J. Garcia of The Associated Press.
-- Bill Miller