Memorial services took placed for a Marine who took his own life back in January, last night at Salem Baptist Church in Sneads Ferry where he was a member.
Dozens attented the service for 24 year old Corporal Johnathon Tyler Burnette. Burnette died January 7th at the Naval Hospital. The NCIS says the autopsy showed of self inflicted wounds. Church members are devastated at the loss -- they describe Burnette as humble, willing to help with a big smile and big heart. Many of his family members were in attendance last night, including his young daughter.
The Marine Corps has ruled Bernette's death a suicide but says the investigation may take a year. Burnette's family believes there son was a victim of a crime.