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Jonesboro teen killed remembered by friends, family

Laikyn's boyfriend, Hunter Faulkner (Source: KAIT) Laikyn's boyfriend, Hunter Faulkner (Source: KAIT)
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A group of teens linked hands and released balloons to remember their friend killed in a Monday crash.

Laikyn Willett, 17, died in a Monday car crash on South Caraway Road, which left the lives she touched in shock.

Laikyn lived every day like it was her last, one friend said.

She was just so courageous, she was the bravest person Ive ever met, her brother, Logan Willett, said as he wiped away tears.

Region 8 News visited the site of the crash where pieces of the vehicle and glass remain.

But, just feet away stands a memorial site where her friends gathered to remember her.

She'd be looking at me smiling, playing some goofy song, her boyfriend Hunter Faulkner said. You could be wearing bags and rugs and she'd still hug your neck.

The girl her friends and family said never met a stranger touched the lives of numerous people in and outside the Jonesboro community.

Wednesday, numerous memories were shared with many laughs and tears.

Her brother, Logan, led the group in prayer, something they all said Laikyn would want.

Even though we are sad in our hearts, something good is going to come of this, Logan said. God is still good.

They all said Laikyn lived her life to share the love of Jesus with everyone in the room.

To keep her legacy alive, they released balloons filled with pennies as a promise to keep spreading the word of Christ to people they meet.

Share the name of the Lord, her boyfriend said. Go to church every Sunday, thats what she wanted. She was brave. She never shut down when someone asked her about God. She loves him.

If there was one person here who didn't know Christ as their savior, she wouldnt want them to go to hell, she would want them to go to heaven with her, Laikyns mother, Melissa Bryant said.

The teens celebration of life will be Thursday, April 5, 2018, located at Central Baptist Church at 2 p.m. in Jonesboro.

The family said anyone who was impacted by Laikyns life is encouraged to be there.

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