Video: Friends, Classmates, and Teachers Remember Rebecca Jarrell
FULTON, Miss. (WCBI) -A Fulton teenager killed in a weekend wreck is being remembered by friends, teachers, and family. As WCBI’s Allie Martin reports, the sudden death of the ICC student and band member is causing many to reflect on her life, and how her legacy can be continued.
These ICC students took a break from their studies to watch a video from last week’s Military Appreciation ceremony.
In the clip, 19 year old Rebecca Jarrell stands next to her church’s youth pastor, who was one of many honored for his service.
This weekend, Becca, as her friends called her, was killed in a two car wreck. Those who knew her are sharing their memories and there is one trait everyone recalls.
“One thing I think about is her smile.”
“Rebecca’s smile, she was always upbeat.”
“I remember the smile on her face.”
Rebecca also loved music. She played flute in the IAHS Marching Band, and was in her second year in the ICC Band. Her high school band director encouraged band members to look at Rebecca as a role model.
“They have positive memories of her, she was always there to help someone, always there to support them in any way possible and I encouraged them to think about if they have that same impression as well.”
And whether a best friend, or fellow band members, they are finding comfort, during this time of grief, in Rebecca’s strong Christian faith.
“She was a rock in my life, I would always go to her with my troubles and she always told me what God wanted me to do, or she would pray with me.”
“We met through band and the first question she asked me was, ‘do you have a church you are going to go to on Wednesdays? ”
“She loved to Dance in the rain, it was that Saturday, I was hanging out with a couple of my friends and it started sprinkling a little bit, I just stopped and thought, she loved the rain, this is her telling us to shut up and stop crying because she’s just fine where she is.”
Rebecca’s Career Pathways Teacher at IAHS says it’s important to focus on Rebecca’s life and how to help keep her memory alive.
“We have been challenged before with other things that have happened, they can remember the family, continue to pay it forward as Rebecca did, she did a lot of good things for a lot of people.”
In Fulton I’m Allie Martin WCBI News
55 year old Daniel Reich also died as a result of that two car wreck.
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