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May 30--  A little boy whose faith and courage inspired thousands of people at home and around the world is being buried Friday.

{mosimage}Four-year-old Silas Edenfield of Lyons fought a rare form of liver cancer for more than a year.  He died at his home Saturday.

His Mom, Jessica, says she and her husband, Archie, were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.

"The support was a lot more than we ever expected.  We got so much support from around the country and around the world.  I think at last count there were more than 20 countries represented on his Facebook page.

"I think the Lord just had a special calling on his life.  Silas' three passions were Jesus, childhoodl cancer awareness and sea turtles.  I think with those three things he loved so much, it covered a lot of people and they were able to relate to him," she said.

Silas' parents and his three older brothers are coping with his death as you might imagine.

"There are good moments and bad moments.  We're relieved in a way that Silas is with the Lord and is no longer suffering, but we're still very sad that he's no longer with us.  You always imagine your child growing up and what they will be like, but we won't have that with Silas and it's very sad.  Children shouldn't die before their parents.

"I think sometimes people think of the verse Romans 8:28 as being a cliche but it's very true.  God really does work all things together for good for those that love him.  This is a really good example of that.  The Lord has used this tragic situation to bring about a lot of good," Silas' mother says.

The funeral is Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home in Vidalia.

The service will be audio streamed live worldwide via a webcast on  Click here to be directed to the Audio link.