I met with the family last night as they arrived in town. It was an emotional moment for everyone, including Coach Burleson and Dr. Kelley who were both with me to minister to the family.
At the moment they are still trying to process the trauma, and so no plans have been made yet for a funeral, which will probably be held somewhere in the metroplex. I’ll post arrangements here as soon as they are made.
You can leave words of encouragement here, and I’ll send a link to the family so they can view them.
Here is link to the official story on our site:
And here is a copy of the letter I sent faculty and staff yesterday:
Today has been a difficult day for many on campus as we grieve over the loss of HSU Senior Taylor Huff who was fatally struck by a car on Ambler early this morning.
Dr. Rozeboom, Dean McMillan, and the rest of the resident life team have been working hard today to make sure that the students on campus have had access to all the support they need.
The football team met this afternoon and heard from Coach Burleson and Dr. Kelvin Kelley. Many others were on hand as well to offer ministry as the team and coaches gathered to spend some time reflecting, grieving, and praying. As you can imagine, the impact of the trauma is still sinking in and they will need our comfort and support in the days ahead.
Dr. Hall has issued this statement, “We were saddened to learn of Taylor Huff’s death. We are praying for God to comfort his family and friends during this difficult time.”
No details have been made yet about funeral arrangements.
Sadly, our HSU family has had to contend with similar losses in the recent past. And yet each time a great trauma comes our way we manage to respond with even greater love and compassion. And in this we find healing.
“Now may The Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.. (2 Thess. 5:16)