Marcie Thomason came back to Lexington this weekend to help plan the final details of her Oct. 1 wedding and attend a wedding shower.
She was headed back to her accounting job and her fiance in Washington, D.C., yesterday morning when she boarded Flight 5191.
"She was a beautiful young lady in every respect," said her uncle, Bill Lear. "This is a huge tragedy."
Thomason, 25, graduated from Henry Clay High School, where she got good grades and was a first-team all-state soccer player.
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She later attended the University of Virginia, where she got a degree in accounting.
Thomason, the daughter of William and Barbara Thomason, attended school with federal Judge Jennifer Coffman's son. "She was beautiful and brilliant, those are the first two words that come to mind," Coffman said.