Lucy June Smith--daughter, sister, friend, writer, and a talented soccer player--died on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at her family home in Pensacola, Florida. She was 16 years old and a sophomore at Southwest High School.
Born on January 6, 1998, to Harry and Susie Smith, both Englis professors, Lucy was always known for her quick wit and love of word games. By age nine, no one was able to defeat her in Boggle. By age 15, she was enrolled in AP English and dreaming up her first full-length novel, an epic love fantasy inspired by her favorite authors Nora Roberts and Nicholas Sparks.
Lucy was an engaging and social teenager who loved sports almost as much as she loved a good book. She helped take her school girls varsity soccer team to a state championship last year in her goalie career.
As a young woman with both passion and intense sense of empathy, Lucy was also subject to depression, which she battled for several years. She is survived by her parents, her older sister Kelly; her paternal grandfather Marcus; and her maternal grandmother, Margret. She is predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Christopher; and her paternal grandmother, Laura.
Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, on February 24, 2018, from 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The National Suicide Prevention Lifetime.