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Prayer vigil held for Bobbi Kristina Brown

Friends and family held a prayer vigil for Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, who remains on life support at Emory University Hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta home Jan. 31.

The vigil, called 'Shining a Light of Healing for Bobbi Kriss' was held at the amphitheater in front of City Hall at the Riverdale Town Center and at least three family members were in attendance, CBS News Atlanta affiliate WGCL reported.

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon was among those who sang gospel hymns on stage, as members of the crowd sang and danced along.

Several vigil speakers touched on the struggles and scrutiny Brown's family has faced in recent years, comparing them to their own trials and tribulations.

"They bleed and hurt like us," Wynn-Dixon told the crowd before singing the gospel song "There's a leak in this old building."

Brian and Poco Reese, both 52, of Johns Creek, Georgia, said they would make the roughly 40-mile drive back home feeling refreshed, uplifted and hopeful for Bobbi Kristina's recovery.

"We just continue to pray that the Lord does his will and whatever that may be for Bobbi Kristina's life on Earth, we don't know that," Brian Reese said.

"We watched her grow over the years. We love her," Poco Reese added. "You know, with everything she's gone through, with everything she's endured, we love her even more."

Brown is the only child between singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston. Houston was also found unresponsive in a bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012 and later died. Brown's relatives have said Bobbi Brown is in a hospital "fighting for her life."

City of Riverdale Marketing Specialist Corey Punzi says he planned the event to support Brown's family because Bobby Brown was the first artist to perform at the city's amphitheater.

There have been mixed reports over the health condition of Bobbi Kristina. Two days after she entered the hospital, her family released a statement saying she was fighting for her life.