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Pastor: Loss of Trevelyn Campbell 'extraordinarily challenging'

Trevelyn Campbell. Trevelyn Campbell.
A memorial sits at the intersection of Altadena Road and Settlers Lane where Trevelyn Campbell was killed in a wreck. Source: WBRC video A memorial sits at the intersection of Altadena Road and Settlers Lane where Trevelyn Campbell was killed in a wreck. Source: WBRC video
A wall of cards and notes are left for Trevelyn in a Samford University hallway, where she went to school. Source: WBRC video A wall of cards and notes are left for Trevelyn in a Samford University hallway, where she went to school. Source: WBRC video
Trevelyn Campbell. Source: Facebook Trevelyn Campbell. Source: Facebook
Briarwood Presbyterian Church head pastor Harry Reeder says Trevelyn's death has hit his congregation hard. Source: WBRC video Briarwood Presbyterian Church head pastor Harry Reeder says Trevelyn's death has hit his congregation hard. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A small memorial now sits at the intersection of Altadena Road and Settlers Lane, the spot where 19-year old Trevelyn Campbell tragically lost her life late Friday night.

The young woman had just left her parents home when the accident happened.

"It's just been an extraordinarily challenging time," said Pastor Harry Reeder.

The senior minister at Briarwood Presbyterian Church says Trevelyn's death has hit his congregation hard.

He describes her as being full of life and someone who exhibited extraordinary talents.

"We could talk a long time about her artistic gifts, her academic gifts, her relationships. She constantly was searching to minister and care for people that other people didn't care for," Reeder said.

According to the pastor, Trevelyn influenced many lives. That's evident by the enormous amount of cards and condolences left in a Samford University hallway where she attended school.

"She didn't meet anybody that she couldn't be friends with and very few people that met her would ever want to be her enemy," Pastor Reeder said.

But underneath all of Trevelyn's personality, Reeder believes was something else, something more substantial than any gift or talent.

"The evidences of God's grace permeated her entire personality and the way that she used her extraordinary gifts," Reeder said. "What modified all of that was her relationship with Christ. And perhaps it had never blossomed more than it had this last year."

Trevelyn's funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

Campbell's father Clay is the minister of music at Briarwood. The day after the crash, he sent this note addressed to the choir and friends:

Dear Choir and friends,

It is with heavy heart that I write you to inform you that Trevelyn was killed in a car accident late last night on Altadena. She had been visiting with us for several hours, doing laundry, having dinner, and it was such a lovely, joyful visit as she was anticipating a new year at Samford. She had come home after two weeks of Color Guard practice, and was getting her last few things and heading back to school. We are so blessed to have had this precious soul in our family for the last 20 years, and give the Lord Jesus all honor, glory and praise. His mercies endure forever. The Lord gives life, the Lord takes away life, blessed the Name of the Lord.

Please be in prayer for us as we inform all the extended family, and begin to determine where and what we need to do to make arrangements for her burial.

We love you all, and thank you for your enduring love for our family.

In Christ, Our Hope and Glory,

Clay

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