The heartbroken family of murdered Wagga woman Allecha Boyd has bid her an emotional farewell.
The 27-year-old was killed in 2017 and police found her body in a state forest near Coolamon in December.
Friends and family gathered at Cordell Chapel, Melbourne, while those who could not be there in person joined via a streaming link.
Funeral officiant Merlin Sykes said in the last three years an "ocean of tears" would have been shed for Allecha.
"As a mother myself, and a sister, it would constitute my worst nightmare," she said.
"As the defender of the defenceless and a peacemaker ... to have her life cut short by a criminal act is senseless."
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Ms Sykes encouraged those at the service to light a candle in remembrance of the life lost, and as a promised to never forget her.
"The family spoke of Allecha as being very kind and caring," she added.
"They said she was loud and outgoing and a girl with an incredible sense of humour.
"Her death was horrific, and all we can today is honour her life."
Allecha's older brother Shannon spoke about the close bond they had shared after growing up together through a tough childhood.
"When I think of Allecha, I am proud of the person that she is," he said.
"I am proud of how much love she tried to give. The way she has been taken is tragic.
"That's not who my sister was ... she is a person who would go out of her and literally give you the shirt off her back."
Following the eulogies, a video tribute to Allecha was played before a private ceremony at the graveyard for her close family and friends.
Following the eulogies, a video tribute was played before a private burial ceremony. The family also thanked those who had contributed money to a fundraiser to help pay for the funeral.
Allecha's killer, Samuel John Shephard, is serving a 27-year jail term and two other people have also been sentenced over her death.