Hundreds of friends held candles and hugged during a candlelight vigil in honor of Miranda “Noelle” Henson.
The 17-year-old senior at Siegel High School was killed in a single vehicle wreck Thursday.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Henson Isuzu Rodeo overturned on Central Valley Road near U.S. Highway 231.
She was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Henson's friends organized the vigil in the Siegel High School parking lot.
“Noelle was a beautiful person inside and out,” Henson's friend Anna Kullmar said. “She believed the very best in people, always.”
Kullmar met Henson in middle school. “People just opened up to Noelle and Noelle showed love to everyone,” Kullmar said.
Other friends described Noelle a typical teen who enjoyed being with friends and going to yard sales.
“We would be like everybody get up at five o'clock and we will go yard selling,” Henson's friend Brooke Shannon said.
Friend Heather Telbridge added, “We liked to go to Chuy's nacho bar.”
Other friends described Henson has a spiritual person who loved everyone around her.
“Noelle left so much love and it's only through Christ that love was shown,” Kullmar said.
“We love her so much and we always will,” friend Angie Pittman said.
Visitation for Henson will be from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Siegel High School.
A graveside service will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
A memorial service will be held for Henson at Siegel High School Sunday at 2 p.m.
- Oct. 28, 2011: Siegel H.S. senior killed in wreck