Memorials, concert will honor teen

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Christina Moye will remember her 17-year-old daughter as a beautiful young woman who loved helping others.

Evans High School students have hung banners on the fence at the entrance to the student parking lot in memory of Brooke Moye, a junior who was killed in a car wreck Monday.   Jim Blaylock/Staff
Jim Blaylock/Staff
Evans High School students have hung banners on the fence at the entrance to the student parking lot in memory of Brooke Moye, a junior who was killed in a car wreck Monday.

Brooke Moye, a junior at Evans High School, was killed Monday in a single-vehicle wreck in Richmond County.

"She would drop whatever she was doing to help somebody," Brooke's mother said. "If something happened, she was right there."

Authorities say Brooke died after crashing into the back of an AT&T Utility truck on Jimmie Dyess Parkway at Belair Road.

At Evans High, students and faculty members held a remembrance service around the school's flagpole Wednesday morning.

Brooke's memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at The Sanctuary, 302 Byrd Road, next to Evans High. The family will visit with friends after the service until 8 p.m.

Others in the community are working together to organize a tribute concert for Brooke and raise money for memorial expenses. The show will be Sunday at Sector 7G, an all-ages club in downtown Augusta. The concert will start at 3 p.m.

"I just found out about it," Christina Moye said of the concert. "It's unbelievable and wonderful to me."

Though her daughter was a "girly-girl," Moye said, Brooke also was very outspoken.

"She would tell you exactly what she thought," Moye said.

Brooke also loved taking pictures and playing jokes on friends, her mother recalled.

The Moye family moved to Evans in 1997 after living in Sicily for three years. Brooke's father, Todd Moye, served in the Navy and has since retired.

Brooke learned how to speak Italian and the Sicilian dialect while living in Sicily, Moye said.

Moye, a school bus driver at Evans High, said she and her husband felt Columbia County was the best place to raise Brooke and her 22-year-old sister, Ashley.

Despite having a year of high school to finish, Brooke was making plans for her future, Moye said. Brooke and her boyfriend, Gage Reynolds, talked about marriage in coming years, and she also wanted to devote her life to helping children with mental disabilities.

Her mother said she would assist children with special needs at Lewiston Elementary School and was able to help a pupil speak for the first time.

"She loved them," Moye said. "She thought they were such a gift."

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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 02/16/11 - 01:49 pm
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Is there a place where money

Is there a place where money can be sent?

El Guapo
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El Guapo 02/16/11 - 02:16 pm
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Process is under way to set

Process is under way to set up an account for the family for folks to send in checks, cash donations can be taken to the Columbia County Dept of Transportation offices and they will get it in the right hands from there, or you can bring a donation to Sector 7G at 7th and Ellis from 2:30 to 8pm on Sunday during the concert! Thanks so much to everyone!

--Chris Anderson (AKA, El Guapo)

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El Guapo 02/16/11 - 02:51 pm
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There will be no set cover

There will be no set cover charge at the door, we'll be asking those attending to just donate whatever they feel they can to help Brooke's family out. Doors will open at 2:30, with the first band, The Last Fall, starting at 3pm. We'll have at least 7 bands/artists, and the show will be done early enough for the teens attending to get home in time to get some sleep before school on Monday. Sector 7G is an all ages venue, so that does mean no alcohol on the premises, no smoking, and security provided! We'll also have a memorial book for folks to sign to be given to Brooke's family.

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coffee1 02/16/11 - 03:47 pm
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Anything confirmed as to how

Anything confirmed as to how the accident happen? fell asleep, etc?

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myparrot 02/17/11 - 07:48 am
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Having just lost a son I

Having just lost a son I understand the pain the family is feeling, the why is really not that important it doesn't change anything. The family is going through enough already without the why. It is fantastic people are stepping up to help them the cost of funerals are crazy. We have been very fortunate to have people come to our aid and donate. Who thinks about life insurance on your child. My sincere sympathy to the family and know we will pray for you also.

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crossyourarms 02/17/11 - 08:49 am
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For anyone with kids or those

For anyone with kids or those expecting who may be reading-- GERBER offers really great super low rates on life insurance for kids. It's almost negligible. $7 a month for $10,000 policy that will double to $20,000 they they reach 21 that they can then cash in or retain as adults.

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Name Not Important 02/17/11 - 11:51 am
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Cross is right. My own

Cross is right. My own parents had a Gerber life insurance policy on me from the day I was born. It's hard to think about but parents you never know what can or will happen.....

RIP Brooke and condolences to all of her loved ones from my old Alma Mater :(

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doglover123 02/17/11 - 12:49 pm
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Would people PLEASE stop

Would people PLEASE stop spreading rumors about this poor girl?!? I've heard several outrageous stories, repeated by PARENTS (no less) of students at Bel Air Elem (You know who you are). The family is going through enough right now and don't need you adding fuel to the fire over speculation about why she died. To those parents, I ask this, if your child died, would you want others spreading vicious rumors about them while you mourned?

The fact is, she was a bright, beautiful young lady with her whole life ahead of her and now she is gone, and her parents will never get over having to bury their baby.

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Just Sayin 02/17/11 - 01:53 pm
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Mrs. Moye has also asked that

Mrs. Moye has also asked that if you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers being sent, that you make it to The Shriner's Childrens Hospital, where Brooke had all of her surgeries.

And, as a mother of a teen driver who was also a friend of Brooke's, please be sensitive to her family and friends and what they are going through right now, because I worry constantly about my daughter when she is driving, and I do not know what I would do if my baby was taken from me...Just think about that before you speak please. Thank you!

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Taylor B 02/17/11 - 02:31 pm
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I have my kids a policy with

I have my kids a policy with AFLAC, and its ten for both a month. Condolences to the family and friends.

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kristanf 02/18/11 - 08:56 am
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The Soul City Sirens have

The Soul City Sirens have partnered with 95 Rock, and will be donating $1 for every ticket sold to Sirens vs Derby Dames bout this Sunday. The bout is after the concert...more info at www.soulcitysirens.com.

The Sirens are thrilled to be able to help raise money for the Moye family!!

Kristan Flores
"Damn Yankee"
Soul City Sirens VP

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