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Funeral held for father, children allegedly stabbed to death by mother

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Five caskets carried the bodies of a family killed, allegedly at the hands of a mother and wife on July 6. 

(MORE: Woman accused of fatally stabbing husband, 4 children appears in court)

CBS46 was at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, where the service for the family was held Thursday night.

The smallest casket was for 1-year-old Axel, killed only days from his second birthday. He was followed soon after by his two sisters, Isabela and Decota, then his brother, 4-year-old Dillan.

Distraught loved ones came together, not only for those lost, but for the one still holding on. Diana, 9, survived her mother's alleged attack, and we've learned she could be home soon.

"Diana is doing very well," says Paula Grant, Archdiocese of Atlanta. "She has really come a long way in her healing. She still has a long way to go so she will remain in the hospital for another two or three weeks. The family is caring for her now."

Isabel Martinez' erratic behavior during her first court appearance is still fresh in the minds of many. The 33-year-old remains in custody without bail at the Gwinnett County Jail, charged with killing almost everyone in her immediate family. 

"This is a difficult night to have so many at once," says Grant.

Relatives tell CBS46 that mother was extremely depressed after the death of her father.

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