Rosie Batty, other family members, and friends mourned young Luke Batty at his funeral.
Luke, 11, was killed by his estranged father Greg Anderson at a junior cricket ground last week. Police shot Anderson after they couldn’t subdue him, after which he died.
Batty arrived at the funeral on Friday in a limo surrounded by other family members.
She was wearing a yellow jacket with a flower pinned to it, as well as a yellow scarf, reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The casket was also bright yellow and surrounded by yellow flowers.
A SpongeBob Squarepants toy was on top.
Most all mourners wore yellow, in remembrance of young Luke’s love of bananas.
Josephine, Luke’s grandmother, said Luke was a quirky and cheeky boy who wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up.
“Death claimed him much too early,” she told the Herald Sun.
A number of friends from Luke’s school turned out for the funeral.
Teacher Greg Partridge told ABC that Luke loved being a scout and swimming.
He said teachers often found it difficult to discipline Luke because they were too busy laughing along with him.
“Luke was on a journey and I believe he was beginning to understand and act out what it was to be a quality young man and a young man of integrity,” he said.
“You will be missed dearly Luke.”