Steve McNair's family, friends, former teammates and coaches have gathered to remember the former NFL star's accomplishments on and off the football field.
Fans lined up starting Thursday morning to view McNair's closed silvery-gray casket at a funeral home and later outside the church where Thursday evening's memorial service took place.
McNair was shot to death at his condo early Saturday by his 20-year-old girlfriend, who then turned the gun on herself. But that wasn't how those who knew McNair chose to remember him.
Ravens receiver Derrick Mason, who played with McNair in both
Tennessee and Baltimore, called the loss heartbreaking. He cal6led
McNair's wife, Mechelle, a woman who loved the quarterback until his final day.
McNair's funeral is scheduled for Saturday in his native Mississippi.