Services for NJ girl who fell from Ferris wheel

June 8, 2011 11:34:00 AM PDT
An 11-year-old New Jersey girl who died after falling from a Ferris wheel has been laid to rest following a funeral service in Atlantic City.

More than 350 mourners gathered Wednesday at the All Wars Memorial Building for the 30-minute Muslim service for Abiah Jones of Pleasantville.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that friends and classmates from PleasanTech Academy Charter School wore T-shirts with her picture and the slogan "RIP. Love You."

Jones was buried at Seaside Cemetery in Upper Township.

Authorities say she was riding alone in one of the Ferris wheel's gondolas when she plunged about 100 feet from the ride at Morey's Mariner's Landing Pier in Wildwood on Friday. She and other students were there on a school trip.

The death remains under investigation.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City,