These loyal friends are making sure to keep Ally Kostial's memory alive.
Known as "Ally's Army," the band of young women gathered outside the county courthouse in Oxford, Mississippi, holding posters to celebrate the Ole Miss college student whose life was cut short.
Brandon Theesfeld, 22, who attended college with Kostial, is charged with murder in her death. Theesfeld's attorneys have said their client plans to plead not guilty.
In the front row for the court hearing? Ally's Army, decked out in pink, Kostial's favorite color.
The women all went to school with Kostial at one point or another. They said that she was always smiling and that she lived life to its fullest.
"I definitely miss her personality and her sparkle," a friend told "Good Morning America." "I miss her smile a lot."
On Thursday, Theesfeld's attornerys withdraw a bond request and filed a new request for a mental evaluation. It's not clear what precipitated that move.
Theesfeld maintains his innocence, and his parents and two sisters sat in court behind him for the hearing.
Kostial's parents were there too. Her cousin Kristi Kelley read a statement on their behalf.
“Our hearts go out to all those touched by Ally’s positive spirit and passion for life who are now feeling sorrow," she said. "We pray for strength in the coming days and are grateful for the friends, neighbors, coworkers and many others who have supported us."