St. Johns County

Cheer community selling T-shirts in memory of Tristyn Bailey, proceeds go to Bailey’s family

ST. JOHNS, Fla. — In the aftermath of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey’s death, the Durbin Creek community continues to show up in support of the family.

The cheer community Tristyn belonged to is selling shirts in her memory. The proceeds will go to the family.

“She was excellent, she just kept pushing herself to be better all the time.” Tanya White, a cheer commissioner who worked with Tristyn for two years, said.

Tristyn was the captain of her team as a seventh-grader. White said she had an amazing spirit and smile that inspired younger teammates.

“This has really impacted our small community … hugely; it’s just so heartbreaking to watch. All I could think about was her mother, especially Mother’s Day. I was just numb.” Tanya White said.

The T-shirts can be ordered until May 15th by emailing

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