Memorial service held Sunday for Cumberland Co. crash victims

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — In Cumberland County, hundreds filled the football stadium Sunday night to remember two sisters killed in a crash on Wednesday.

It was in a crowd of burgundy and gold that friends and family held each other close.

Mourning the death of two sisters, Michaela and Tyauna Woodson, and striving to be like the friends they lost too soon.

“They were there for you no matter what,” said friend Jordan Finch. “That’s what they taught us: to stick together.”

Their mother told 8News she was amazed to see all the people who were impacted by her daughters.

“In order for all these people to come here, I feel like they touched every last one of them,” said friend Matthew Thompson. “I feel like what we did today doesn’t amount to everything they did for others.”

It seemed as though everyone in Cumberland County paid their respects, but friends say that is just what it means to be “Cumberland Strong.”

“When one person is down or hurt we all try to get together and pull whatever we can do,” said Tamara Braxton. “Whether it’s just a hug, talking, whatever we can do.”

Friends of the family have started a GoFundMe and a donation account at Citizens and Farmers Bank.

“No amount of money or anything can replace children but anything that we can do to help assist the family in any way is what we wanted to do,” Braxton said.

They said they are all working together to get through this.

“To be honest we will never going to move on,” Finch said. “I feel as a family and as a community, we have each other to lean on and we have each other’ backs.”

The Cumberland High School softball team is holding a memorial game Tuesday night at 5 p.m. at home.

The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th at 1 p.m. in the Cumberland High School Gym.

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