On what would person been her 14th birthday, Tristyn Bailey’s vicinity lit itself up successful the colour teal -- her favourite color.
On Tuesday night, luminaries were placed passim the Durbin Crossing country successful Bailey’s memory. In 1 spot -- tiny beverage lights spelled retired “We ❤️ TB.”
Bailey’s decease sent shockwaves done the community. Her assemblage was discovered past Mother’s Day, May 9, hours aft she’d been reported missing. A schoolmate was charged with first-degree murder.
Bailey, a cheerleader, was a pupil astatine Patriot Oaks Academy. In the weeks and months aft her death, determination was an outpouring of enactment from her classmates and residents of her tight-knit neighborhood.
Vigils and supplication circles were held astir the area, and students of her schoolhouse were encouraged to deterioration white. To amusement support, others tied aqua colored bows to their mailboxes.
Hundreds of radical wearing aqua and achromatic attended a work at Celebration Church connected Jacksonville’s Southside, and thousands watched the two-hour tribute online.
In October, during their homecoming crippled astatine Julington Creek Plantation Park, Bailey’s cheer squad and the Patriot Oaks shot squad each wore jerseys and uniforms that were aqua.
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