Celebration Church in Jacksonville hosts celebration of life for slain St. Johns County teen Tristyn Bailey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The family of a slain St. Johns County teen held a celebration of life for her on Tuesday night at Celebration Church on R.G. Skinner Parkway in Jacksonville.

The memorial service for 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey was a sea of white and aqua, Tristyn’s favorite color.

Action News Jax’s Dani Bozzini will have a recap of the memories of Tristyn that were shared at the service beginning on FOX30 Action News Jax at 10.

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The Bailey Family will be having a celebration of life for Tristyn on Tuesday, May 18th at 5pm. More details will be announced by the family this weekend.

Posted by Tristyn Bailey Celebration of Life on Friday, May 14, 2021

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Tristyn, who attended Patriot Oaks Academy, was reported missing on May 9 -- Mother’s Day -- and found dead later that day in the Durbin Crossing neighborhood.

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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced the next day, on May 10, that 14-year-old Aiden Fucci was being charged with second-degree murder in Tristyn’s death.

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On Tuesday, May 11, investigators revealed that Tristyn had been stabbed to death. Prosecutors are still weighing whether Fucci should be charged as an adult.

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A petition on Change.org has gathered more than 200,000 signatures, urging the State Attorney’s Office to charge Fucci as an adult.

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In the week following her death, the community came together to remember Tristyn in multiple ways.