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Friends and family remember Waffle House waitress at funeral

Friends and family of Julie Brightwell gathered at Reimann Funeral Home in Biloxi to remember her. (Photo source: WLOX) Friends and family of Julie Brightwell gathered at Reimann Funeral Home in Biloxi to remember her. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The funeral for Julie Brightwell, the Waffle House worker murdered while on the job, was held Monday evening.

Friends and family of Brightwell gathered at Reimann Funeral Home in Biloxi to remember her.

Brightwell was an employee at Waffle House for eight years before her life came to a tragic end in the early morning hours the day after Thanksgiving.

Brightwell was allegedly killed after asking a frequent customer to not smoke in the restaurant.
According to police, that customer Johnny Mount left then came back in when he shot and killed Brightwell.

Brightwell’s boyfriend Eugene Nash says he is trying to remember the good times he had with Julie.

“Everybody knows her. She was always wanting to have fun. It didn't matter. I'll remember her for a long time,” said Nash.

Brightwell's accused killer Johnny Mount is charged with first degree murder and remains in the Harrison County Adult Dentition Center. 

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