Thursday, August 30, 2012
Quiet raindrops fell Wednesday night in downtown Moncks Corner, as dozens of Dana Woods’ friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Unity Park.
Some spoke in hushed tones about what the young woman meant to them; some joined in singing hymns of praise; and some simply stood in silent tribute, trying to make sense of a life taken away.
“She was always filled with love, always there for you,” one friend recalled quietly.
A sign under the Unity Park canopy featured a smiling photo of Woods, and attendees of Wednesday’s vigil took turns signing it, and sharing their thoughts.
Stories were shared about the teenager’s life – and a portrait emerged of a caring young woman who put other’s needs ahead of her own.
“I will always remember you,” one friend wrote. “You were such a beautiful soul.”
“Never forgotten,” another message said, “and always in our hearts. May justice be served.”
Woods, 18, and her friend, 22-year-old June Guerry were reported missing Sunday. The body of Woods was discovered Tuesday afternoon; a body presumed to be Guerry’s was found Wednesday afternoon.
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