Vyleen White's daughter Cindy Micallef
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Queensland great-grandmother Vyleen White has been laid to rest almost four weeks after she was allegedly murdered by a youth offender.

The 70-year-old was allegedly stabbed near her car in an underground car park at Town Square Redbank Plains shopping centre in Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane on February 3.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder over her death.

Vyleen White's daughter Cindy Micallef
Vyleen White’s daughter Cindy Micallef gave a eulogy at her funeral. (Nine)

Family and friends from across the country filled the Riverlife Baptist Church today for an emotional service to pay tribute to the beloved great-grandmother.

She was fondly remembered for her kind, caring, thoughtful nature, as well as for her devotion to god and unconditional love.

“Everyone was always welcomed and made to feel loved,” White’s daughter Cindy Micallef said.

Vyleen White, 70, was attacked near her car in an underground car park at Town Square Redbank Plains shopping centre in Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane.
Vyleen White, 70, was allegedly attacked near her car in an underground car park at Town Square Redbank Plains shopping centre in Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane. (Nine)

“No one was left out, everyone was welcome,” Micallef said.

“Nothing can ever replace her but we love her with all our hearts.

“She’s affected not just us but generations of children in our family.”

The family has vowed to call for tougher youth crime laws in her honour.

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