MEADOWVIEW, Va. (WJHL) — Family and friends spent Monday evening remembering a rising senior at Emory and Henry College who died in a car crash last week.

20-year-old Gracie Dimit of Marion spent her life working with children and aspiring to be a teacher.

Her funeral happened on the football field at Emory and Henry College, where Dimit would’ve soon graduated.

Family and friends spoke of Gracie as a young woman who brightened even the dimmest of rooms and a person who enveloped others with unconditional love.