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'She had such a bright personality'; LU mourns the loss of student killed in crash

LU student Porchia Henderson was killed in a car accident on January 7. (Photo: Liberty University)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Liberty University is mourning the loss of their student Porchia Henderson, 24, who was killed in a single vehicle accident.

Police reports say Henderson was driving North on Route 29 near Altavista around 8:30 a.m. when her car ran off the side of the road and into a tree. She died at the scene.

According to LU, Henderson was president of the Liberty University chapter of Bridging the Gap Urban Ministries (BTGUM), which serves the community and spreads the gospel through Bible studies, service projects, discipleship, and other outreach efforts.

"She had such a bright personality. She was loving and kind. She loved children. She worked at the Jerry Falwell Library, but also had side jobs in daycare. She just loved helping to raise children and the children loved her," said Jodie Walton, president of BTGUM.

“Her loss has been difficult on her many friends here. She was a great example of living a life in service to Christ. We know she has been accepted with grace into Heaven," said LU president, Jerry Falwell Jr.

The University said Henderson was studying Exercise Science and was set to graduate in May. Her sister Candace is also a student at LU.

Funeral services for Porchia Henderson are scheduled for Saturday, January 20 in her hometown of Middletown, DE.


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