33-year old Sheilah Woods of Waynesboro was killed Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle while walking home.
On Saturday, her family and friends honored her memory by completing something Sheilah started.
Sheilah loved to run, said her sister Stephanie Lloyd
"I used to say, that girl's a running fool. I remember in fourth grade she would just run."
Before Tuesday's accident, Sheilah had been signed up to participate in the annual race at Waynesboro's Extravaganza Celebration.
"Anything she could celebrate meant a lot to her," said Lloyd. "She has been talking about this July Extravaganza for awhile, telling me how excited she was for it."
Sheila would never make it to the race. Her family and friends decided they needed to cross the finish line for her. Several of them signed up to run in Sheila's stead.
Her husband, Zachary Woods, says that's what Sheilah would have wanted. he was the first of the group to finish the race. He say's Sheilah was one of a kind.
"She was the most beautiful, caring, special person you'd ever meet. She touched everyone here."
Sheilah was also known for loving her son.
"Her son meant the entire world to her," said Lloyd. "He's 13, and she would just love everyone to wrap their arms around him because this was her world."
Zachary says the support he's felt from the community immeasurable.
"I want everyone to know that we appreciate your words, your gifts, and your thoughts and prayers," he said. "She would have been thankful for the whole thing."
Completing this morning's race was extremely important for everyone close to Sheilah.
They had to make it to her funeral service, which took place soon after at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Home in Waynesboro.
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