BLACKSBURG, SC (WSPA) – Family and friends speak out after the murder of 18-year-old Sydney Harvey last Monday. Harvey got out of a pickup truck with a trailer attached and was hit.
“She had a beautiful smile; she was having a lovely laugh, ”said her mother, Charity Reynolds.
Charity Reynolds says her daughter is more than what happened.
“She had a heart of gold and saw only good in people, she did not see evil in anyone. This is how I want people to remember her, ”she said.
Reynolds describes his daughter as eccentric and bubbly. She said Harvey always lit up a room when she walked in and continued to spread his love wherever she went. Reynolds says her daughter loved animals, especially cats, and always loved being in nature.
Krista Barker is a childhood friend of Harvey’s, she says she is still trying to deal with her grief. Barker says they spent their childhood being best friends, going out for treats together, and always doing their hair and makeup. Barker says she thinks about Harvey every day.
“I think about her a lot and I would have liked to contact her more. I mean, nobody knew she would be gone the next day, ”Barker said.
Harvey graduated from Blacksburg High School and aspired to become a beautician. The fatal accident left those who knew her confused as to how and why it happened.
“I’m just trying to figure out why, because it just doesn’t make sense,” Barker said.
Reynolds said they will continue to keep her daughter’s memory alive and never forget how amazing she is.
Harvey’s funeral will be held at the Gordon Mortuary on Saturday, October 23 at 5 p.m.
The family say the funeral is open to anyone who wants to come and pay their respects. The family also has a GoFundMe setup, to help donate click here.