LEE CO., GA (WALB) - A week after the tragic death of Lee County High School senior Anne Eubanks, friends and family gathered Friday night at the Trojans football scrimmage to honor her in a special way.
The atmosphere at the game was filled with warmth and love, not only for high school football but also for Anne Eubanks.
"As a community and a school family, we express our grief at the loss of class of 2018 member, Anne Eubanks. We ask you to please remain standing for a moment of reflection and respect as we pause to remember her love for her family, friends and this community," Principal Karen Hancock announced over the loudspeaker.
Bowed heads and silence filled the air before Lee County's first football scrimmage.
Paige Ford is a sophomore at Lee County High School and remembers Anne as someone who was beautiful inside and out.
"She was very outgoing. Everyone loved her to death," said Ford.
Friday night was for remembering the seventeen-year-old's life by wearing her favorite color, purple.
"Just a time to remember how amazing she was and I just love everyone here wearing purple showing support for her family because we know it is a very, very rough time right now," said Ford.
Her parents, Rebecca and Jason Eubanks showed up to Anne's high school to thank everyone for what they've done for their daughter.
"Every day we hear great things what she's done that we had no idea in school. And how she's helped people out of drugs," said Jason Eubanks.
Her parents said her independent and carefree personality was infectious.
"She was always happy. She lived her life and she lived it happy and, uh to the most," explained Jason Eubanks.
Although the Eubanks' said their loss is still hard to believe, they are trying to share their daughter's story.
"We got, of course, we got feelings of pain, but there's also feelings of celebration. She done a lot and now it's just time to celebrate her life and keep it going. That's what she would want and that's what we're going to do," said Jason Eubanks.
The Eubanks said that Anne was planning to go to Georgia State after her graduation next year.
She wanted to become a lawyer.
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