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Community Attends Funeral for Crisfield Crash Victim

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CRISFIELD, Md. -- A day of mourning commenced at Crisfield High School for the funeral of 15-year old Andrea Joyner who died March 27.

Joyner was killed in a car accident on the Crisfield highway after a large truck rear-ended her vehicle and pushed it into oncoming traffic.

People from the Crisfield community say they are heartbroken but together they are remembering Joyner's spirit through her favorite color.

Friends, family and neighbors showed up to the funeral dressed in shades of yellow, and also arrived in cars adorned with yellow ribbons to honor Joyner's memory.

"Everyone enjoyed her," said Tyler Tibbitt, a close family friend of the Joyner's. "She had a great smile, lit up the room as soon as she came in."

"She was," Tibbitt continued, "I would say kind of like a little sister. I didn't grow up with my sister so she was the closest thing."

Some of Joyner's classmates also attended the funeral and shared their memories.

"We went to middle school together," said Jimmy Mansfield, who currently attends Washington High School. "We were good friends there and then after the splitting of high schools we kind of fell off a little bit. But the memories are still there."

From close friends to acquaintances, it was well known how much the Crisfield High student loved serving her church.

"She was a really passionate girl and uh, she was really devoted to Christianity. So that's what relieves me," said Mansfield.

"I didn't personally know Andrea, but I know she's loved by a lot of people," said Donna Jean Tull, a Crisfield resident. "And the last that I saw [Andrea] was when she was doing this wonderful skit to 'Take Me to the King.'"

Though saddened by tragedy, the community says Joyner is now in good hands never to be forgotten.

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