Janie Queen died in car crash near the Church Road Bridge last week

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM.

Among the messages painted was one of Queen’s last posts on her Facebook page on Sept. 18: “Even on a cloudy day I keep my eyes focused on the SUN.”

“She wasn’t on Facebook too much,” Holden said. “She was too busy with her daily life going to the beach and working all the time. She surfed and she had a great tan.

She loved the beach.”

Holden said that when word of Queen’s death reached Carolina Grill last week, the restaurant closed.

“We closed because none of us could hold it together, not managers either,” she said. “It was nothing we could do. We all had to shut down. None of us could stop crying or freaking out.

“It was pretty bad. She’s somebody that everybody should have met and whoever met her, even if they only spoke to her once, she left an impact, even if they only said one or two words. Everybody knows her. She’s bright. She’s an angel, before she was an angel.”

Friend Brittany Holton said painting messages on the bridge shows Queen how much everyone cares.

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