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Mead community mourns loss of teen

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MEAD, Wash. -

Along Market Street near 2nd Ave., sits a memorial for Lylly Slayton. The display is covered with flowers, balloons, and notes with prayers for the family.

Two blocks down the road, there’s a can with the 16-year-old's picture on it. It rests on the countertop of the convenience store Slayton was walking to when she was hit and killed by a car Saturday afternoon.

In the near distance, a steeple peaks above the neighborhood homes. The Northwest Bible Church of Mead was a second home for Slayton.

The entire community is mourning.

"The whole church and the entire community is missing Lylly,” said Pastor Jack Wood. “She loved to care for people and had a compassion for the needy, we found a perfect place for her most of the time."

Pastor Wood says Slayton always put others before herself, and her loss has shocked everyone who knew her.

“She was a hard worker, she was friendly, she was a caretaker, and she loved to car for people,” said Wood. “She was an intelligent girl, a beautiful girl, it’s such a tragedy. We wept until there weren't any more tears with her mother."

Pastor Wood says they’re aren't any clichés or set of words that will bring healing to the family.

"The scripture says our obligation is to weep with those who weep,” said Wood. “Without the lord we couldn't go through things like this."

Northwest Bible Church is collecting money for the Slayton family. They also have a GoFundMe page set up in Lylly’s name. 

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