More than a thousand people packed Oakwood Baptist Church for Lindsey Smith’s memorial service in New Braunfels at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Smith, 20, was riding with five other students on the way to Grand Ole Oplin on Friday night when their truck collided with Jeffrey Davis’ on TX-36.
Smith and Davis died on the scene.
Many photo boards decorated the church lobby, as friends and family picked up purple bracelets that read “Loving Lindsey.”
Smith’s youth director led the singing.
Seekers of the Word, the student religious drama group Smith was involved in on campus, performed two skits before her mother, Linda, shared her love of laughing with “The World According to Lindsey.” Lindsey’s grandmother and uncle also spoke before her childhood friend, Michael Lehman, played a song he wrote.
Then her dad spoke about her passion and her impact, and he challenged everyone in attendance to use the bracelet as a testimony to someone else.
Mark Smith and Elizabeth Weiss contributed to this report.