“Laikyn lived every day like it was her last,” one friend said.
“She was just so courageous, she was the bravest person I’ve ever met,” her brother, Logan Willett, said as he wiped away tears.
“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.”
“Even though we are sad in our hearts, something good is going to come of this,” Logan said. “God is still good.”
“Share the name of the Lord,” her boyfriend said. “Go to church every Sunday, that’s 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 wouldn’t want them to go to hell, she would want them to go to heaven with her,” Laikyn’s mother, Melissa Bryant said.
The teen’s 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 Laikyn’s life is encouraged to be there.