Teen remembered at Keystone Heights Funeral

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- Family and friends of a Keystone Heights teenager killed while walking to the school bus are grieving the loss of someone they call a giver.

According to reports, Shane Savoy, 18, pushed his friend Elin Cornett out of the way of a moving truck. Sadly, Shane was killed.

Shane's cousin, Cathy Jo, says her cousin touched so many lives.

"Shane was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, cousin and above all, friend," said Cathy Jo.

Savoy was loved by his parents, his two sisters Courtney and Tory and his brother Brendan, who he called his best friend. Dozens of family members from Virginia and California are in Keystone Heights to celebrate the life of Savoy. Shane's high school friends say he was selfless.

"If he had problems he would stop whatever he was doing to help others because he didn't like seeing people upset," said high school student Dakota Wiley.

Pastor Jim Snell led the funeral service on Thursday. He said the grieving doesn't end after the funeral.

"This is a situation that continues," said Snell. "Anybody that has gone through this knows ... like I told them ... all the words in the world won't change anything."

Pastor Jim understands the hurt of the family. He tells First Coast News that his brother was killed back in 1986 after being hit by a drunk driver.

"You heal but you never get over it."

The church is holding a love offering for the Savoy family in memory of Shane.


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