CLEARWATER, Fla. — A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night for a woman hit and killed on September 22 while she was walking with her children on U.S. 19.

Tymira Leverson, 27, was on her way to catch a bus to get to a youth football game last Saturday when the accident occurred.

Leverson was a cheerleading coach for the Greenwood Panthers, and her son played on the team.

"She loved football every since she was a little baby," said family friend Latoya Jenkins. "She loved cheering and she loved coaching, she loved the community, she loved everyone."

After practice, players took a knee on the field at Walter C. Campbell Park in Clearwater to light candles, release balloons and say prayers for Leverson.

Her family said the community support means a lot.

"She was motivated for her kids. She was an outstanding person. She changed her life for the better," said her sister, Tasha Leverson.

They said she loved coaching young people and helping them excel.

"She was a hard worker, she was creative, she was dedicated to whatever she put her mind to," said Erika Golden.

"And I love her and miss her so much," said a young child in the crowd.