CARBONDALE (KSNT) – Preparations have been released for the funeral of a Carbondale teenager who was killed in an accident in Shawnee County last week.
Alyssa Lee, 16, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Lee, was born on August 29, 2006 in Flint, Michigan, according to her online obituary with Penwell-Gabel Cremations, Funerals and Receptions. She was a student at Santa Fe High School in Osage County and wanted to pursue a career in mental health. Lee’s school released the following statement regarding her death:
“The Santa Fe Trail School Community is sending our deepest condolences and condolences to Alyssa Lee’s family and friends. The Charger family mourns the loss of one of our students and all those affected by this tragedy. Advisors and support staff are available to students, staff and family during this difficult time.
In his obituary, Lee’s family wrote that he loved horses and worked on a ranch during the summer. Her hobbies included cuddling with her three dogs, watching TV and movies with her boyfriend, and playing guitar with her friends. She enjoyed performing songs by Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift and Paramore.
“While his family is grateful for their time with Alyssa, his absence will leave a void in their lives. She will always be loved and missed.
Excerpt from the obituary
Lee is survived by her siblings, parents, and many extended family members.
A celebration of life for Lee is scheduled for 11:30 am Thursday, February 23 at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel located at 1321 Southwest 10th Ave. in Topeka. A reception will follow at the Carbondale ELM Community Building. Memorial contributions can be made in Lee’s honor to B&C Equine Rescue, Inc.
Lee’s service will be streamed here. A GoFundMe has also been set up to help Lee’s family during this time.
Lee died following an accident on February 15th. Kansas Highway Patrol investigators say she was driving on Highway 75 in Shawnee County when a wrong-way driver struck her vehicle head-on. The driver of the other vehicle was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and drunk driving.