SUFFOLK, Va. – The Suffolk community gathered Thursday night at Hillpoint Elementary School to remember Teresa Sperry, the student who died from COVID-19 at just 10 years old.
There is now a memorial at the school for Teresa. Her mother, Nicole, sent us video she shot of the ceremony.
Friends and family gathered in the school cafeteria before making their way outside to the memorial for Teresa.
It sits beside a small flowerbed on campus, with the design showing butterflies and music notes.
Teresa passed away in late September after a five-day battle against virus. She was a fifth grader at Hillpoint Elementary.
Her parents told News 3 she was everyone's best friend and someone who was very positive about life.
"She was just the type of friend that you always to have - no matter what. No matter who you are," Nicole told us shortly after Teresa's death.
Teresa leaves behind her mother, father and three brothers.
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