Mourners Come Out to Honor Sparkill Teen

The funeral for 17-year-old Quincy Hedges was held Saturday morning in Nyack

Over 100 family, friends and classmates of Quincy Hedges came out Saturday morning to honor the .

The Sparkill teen died last Saturday in a car accident on the New York State Thruway.

Her funeral was held Saturday morning at in Nyack. Even though the funeral was scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m., the church was already full prior to 10 a.m.

By the time the ceremony began, there were 60-plus standing outside of the church who couldn’t get in.

The church hooked up a speaker outside so those who couldn’t fit inside could listen to the service, which featured multiple readings from the bible and the singing of a few songs, including “Amazing Grace.”

One of the mentions of Hedges during the service came when a speaker talked about her love of photography, and said she was able to find beauty in the mundane. To see some of Hedges photography, you can .

Helen February 26, 2012 at 12:34 AM
My heart breaks for her family, may she rest in peace.
Lisa Detres February 26, 2012 at 01:29 PM
The service was simply beautiful. There were hundreds of friends, classmates, and family members there. It was a packed church inside and many outside gathered. The love for Quincy and her family was shown in so many ways during that church service. Her classmates all had red bandanas, people weeping quietly throughout and holding one another. The stories will live on as well as the love for Quincy and her family.


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