ABILENE, Texas -

Hundreds of Big Country residents attended the funeral of Clyde teen Halston Anne Metheny Sunday.

Metheny was killed in a car accident on an I-20 frontage road in Abilene on Feb. 19.

Friends of Metheny said she was a woman of God and they were impacted by the positive way she lived her life.

“Halston was the person that you would see in the hallway chasing after somebody just to give them a hug and tell them to have a great day and how much she likes them. And she just puts a smile on everyone's face,” Metheny's friend Chelsey McDonald said.

Friends said although she’s looking down on them now, dealing with her death is still a struggle. 

"It's hard on everyone because it's hard losing someone so young and having her in class and now you just see an empty seat,” Metheny's friend Koren McDaniel said.

McDonald said she will use Metheny’s death as a lesson on appreciating life and the people in it.

"Not to take anything for granted. Live life to the fullest. Tell everybody how much you like them every single day because you never know when it's your last day," McDonald said.

Metheny’s youth pastor said she was considered a social butterfly and loved taking selfies.