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

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

Advances in care, and a regiment of as many as 20 pills per day, allowed Queen to not only continue living but to also prosper.

She was popular at Havelock High School. She became a cheerleader, played on the softball team and served on the student council.

“It’s been hard to be on the outside of it, but it has been really comforting to see how Havelock has supported her and the family and the way everybody has come out,” Pool said. “You can’t say enough about how much comfort that brought people far away that she had touched to know that so many people here cared so much about her. This kind of really public outpouring of support really helps people to grieve together. People in Havelock might not know how many people Janie touched all around the world.”

As paint was going on the bridge, Holton was among those looking to the water below and tossing flowers into the creek.

“She was so strong. She’s been through so much struggle. She never let anything affect her,” Holton said. “She always did it with a smile. She lit up a room when she walked in. She meant a lot to everybody. She was really a legacy around here from cheerleading, softball, student council, just everything. She’s going to really be missed.”

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