6-Year-Old Boy Killed in Elementary School Shooting Will Have Superhero-Themed Funeral

The public can attend Jacob Hall's funeral and is encouraged to dress in superhero outfits

The 6-year-old boy fatally wounded last week in a South Carolina elementary school shooting will be remembered at a public funeral service Wednesday, PEOPLE confirms.

Jacob Hall’s funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville, South Carolina, a church representative tells PEOPLE – not far from the school where Hall was killed during recess.

Hall’s viewing will be Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is also open to the public, the church representative says.

The theme will be superheroes, the representative says, “because Jacob loved superheroes.” His mother, Renae Hall, called Jacob her “superhero” soon after his death on Saturday.

“He loved anything to do with goodness,” Renae said, according to WYFF. “He loved anything to do with being able to help somebody. That’s why I say Jacob was going to make a difference and he still is going to make a difference.”

Attendees are encouraged to dress in their superhero best at the funeral service and viewing, in a costume or T-shirt, according to WYFF.

A West Virginia character performer will also be in attendance, dressed as Batman and driving the Batmobile, nicknamed the “Hopemobile,” according to the station.

Some locals are already participating: The police department in nearby Mauldin, South Carolina, posted a photo Monday of three officers sporting superhero T-shirts beneath their uniforms.

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“Showing our support!” the department captioned the image.

Authorities have alleged Jacob and another 6-year-old student at Townville Elementary School were shot Wednesday after 1 p.m. by a 14-year-old boy, soon after the teen allegedly shot and killed his own father.

A female teacher at the school, Meghan Hollingsworth, was also shot. She and the second student were treated and released later Wednesday, but Jacob was critically injured.

Speaking to reporters soon after her son’s death, Renae said Jacob always thought of others and that she knew he was destined for great things.

“Jacob was forgiving,” she said. “What happened to Jacob, Jacob forgives already. He’s in heaven smiling down at us. He’s asking his mommy to be able to be strong to forgive just like he would have.”

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