Family, friends share loving tributes following newlyweds' deaths in Uvalde helicopter crash

UVALDE, Texas – Family, childhood friends and others are sharing moving messages on social media following the deaths of newlyweds Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman in a helicopter crash Sunday.

Here are some of the tributes flooding social media with memories of the couple, as well as the pilot who also died in the crash.

Forgot I had this video but, just decided to share it in honor of his memory. This was two years ago at the McNeese Halloween Rodeo. I remember Wyatt Sbrusch texting me they were gonna be penguins and I was definitely not expecting this, but you never knew what to expect with those two. Rest easy Will Byler and to his gorgeous bride, Bailee. We may never understand God plans but we have to trust in him. Many many prayers to both of their families and loved ones.

Posted by Alexis M Magana on Sunday, November 4, 2018

A tragic and unbelievable loss to the families and our community. Endless prayers for the Byler and Ackerman family , so heartbreaking.

Posted by Heather Atterberry Schoenborn on Monday, November 5, 2018

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the tragic passing of two Bearkats Will Byler (Agriculture Engineering...

Posted by The Houstonian on Sunday, November 4, 2018

I’m absolutely devastated! Horrible news! We feel like it’s OK to post now. So sorry we did not post earlier we just...

Posted by Eric Smith on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Life will never be the same without Bailee girl. I’m so thankful that God put you into my life. From the pageants and...

Posted by Madey Pipkin on Monday, November 5, 2018

The passing of Will Byler and his bride, Bailee on their wedding night is absolutely devastating. I didn’t know Will...

Posted by Sierra Emerson on Sunday, November 4, 2018

There are no words to describe the feeling of loosing a close friend or family member. The tragic loss of Will and...

Posted by Garrett Oates on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Will Byler! You were the Woody to my Jessie! You were the brother I never had! Your strong faith and love for God is...

Posted by Maci Beach on Sunday, November 4, 2018

If everyone could please say a prayer for this sweet young women’s family please. Bailee Ackerman and her husband got...

Posted by Crystal Elliott on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Please pray for my Dad’s side of the family (the Ackerman’s) and the Byler’s. I’m sick to my stomach! Bailee Ackerman, you were such a beautiful bride!

Posted by Megan Kacir on Sunday, November 4, 2018

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