updated 2/8/2009 1:16:13 PM ET 2009-02-08T18:16:13

The grandmother of slain Orlando toddler Caylee Anthony says the child's life didn't end "without a purpose."

In a eulogy published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday, Cindy Anthony says her granddaughter "now has her angel wings and will be watching over so many other children."

Cindy Anthony notes that because of Caylee, donations have been made to organizations such as Toys for Tots, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Kind Finders Network and elsewhere that will help other children.

A memorial service is being held Tuesday for Caylee. She was 2 when she went missing last summer and her remains were found on Dec. 11.

Her mother, Casey Anthony, has been charged with the girl's murder.

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