Memorial Service for Bike Path Crash Victim

November 17, 2012 Updated Nov 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM EDT

By Allen Leight

November 17, 2012 Updated Nov 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM EDT

TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) - Family, friends and loved ones packed New Covenant Tabernacle Friday night to celebrate the life of 25-year-old Jocelyn Elberson.

Elberson was one of two struck and killed by a motorcycle while on a bike path along Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Jocelyn was known by many for her smile and lived a "life of joy and love," according to Pastor Dan Hamlin of New Covenant, a place where Jocelyn spent a lot of time.

Family and friends took to the stage to share their memories of Jocelyn and the affect she had on others.

"I had no idea how much my daughter meant and reached out to everybody and touched everyone's hearts. This is a true testament that she was truly a beautiful person," said Jocelyn's father, Charles Elberson as the memorial service came to an end.

The family of 81-year-old Sheila Pelton, who was also killed while walking the bike path, were in attendance for Friday's memorial service. Sheila's husband Foster remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

David Smith, the man accused of being drunk when his motorcycle struck the victims, remains behind bars awaiting a Grand Jury hearing.

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