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AMY "Dolly" Everett has been remembered as a cheeky, fun loving girl who adored animals.

Hundreds of mourners on Friday attended a memorial service for Amy "Dolly" Everett at a Northern Territory school following her death by suicide which her parents said was a result of cyber bullying.

"That was Dolly to a tee".

"It's tragic that no one knew something was wrong", he said.

Everett's father invited her bullies to her funeral.

"I wholeheartedly support Katrina's quest to keep our kids safe and will be in her corner for the fight".

Dolly's parents, Tick and Kate Everett, remembered the child as the "kindest, caring, lovely soul" who cared for animals and always showed compassion to children younger than her.

The little girl who was the face of Akubra "loved anything with four legs and a heartbeat".

"Sometimes, much to my disgust, I'd come home and there would be another poddy on the veranda".

But Mr Everett said Dolly's story was also that of many other children.

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"We've got to talk about it, we've got to educate the little kids, we've got to educate the teachers, everyone is somebody's daughter or somebody's son, no one deserves to lose it", he said.

"If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then Doll's life will not be wasted".

The death of a young woman whose face was familiar to millions of Australians shocked the nation and prompted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to plead for an end to juvenile bullying, both in real life and online. They plan to establish a trust to be called Dolly's Dream.

The Ryan family from Dalby, who were close with Dolly and her sister through camp drafts, chose to hold their own memorial while on holidays in Evans Head after being unable to attend her funeral. "You either liked her or you loved her, there was nothing in between".

"Her mum and dad will never see her grow into the lovely young lady she was destined to be", Mr Ryan spoke out to the crowd.

"We are not concerned with the who or the why of who pushed our daughter to this point, we just want to save another family going through the sadness and tragedy that our family is experiencing".

"It won't bring our Dolly back, but it may just prevent the loss of another young life".

"It should not have taken the loss of a young life to drive this change but this is where our journey will start". According to Australia's National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB), while overall bullying rates have declined slightly over the last decade, cyberbullying has risen sharply, The BBC reported.

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show 18.7 people die by suicide in the NT for every 100,000 residents.

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