The sweetheart of the Shevick and Driscoll families passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 23, 2017. She leaves behind her grieving parents Steven and Mary Grace (Driscoll) Shevick of Sturgis; loving brother Nathan of Lansing; Aunts and Uncles, Elizabeth Driscoll Boyd of Lansing, Jack and Monica (Driscoll) Knowles of Ann Arbor, James and Karen Driscoll of Okemos, Roni Shevick of California and Natalee Shevick of Florida; dear cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents James and Margaret Driscoll of Lansing and Joseph and Thelma Shevick of New York; Uncle Derwood Boyd of Lansing; Aunt Marrianne Shevick Bowen of California; and cousin Anthony James Driscoll of Okemos.
Lindsey was born on Valentine’s Day 1983 on her grandfather’s 80th birthday. She was a loving young woman who made ‘thank you’ notes and kind words an art form. Her sweet disposition served her well in the nursing profession, which she chose for her career after first graduating with honors from Albion College where she studied history on a swimming scholarship. Lindsey went on to graduate with honors from both the Accelerated Nursing Program at Lansing Community College and Ferris State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing.
As a young girl she was actively involved in ballet, band and swimming where classmates remember her outstanding work ethic and school spirit. That spirit carried through to her adult years which she spent making and encouraging friends at Jazzercise in her free time. Exercise and eating right were all part of a regime to stay healthy as she battled chronic disease that repeatedly challenged her immune system. Perhaps more than anything it was the love and friendship of her adorable dog Ollie, over whom she doted day and night, which brought her joy and happiness.
To paraphrase St. Terese of Calcutta, God gave our family the greatest gift and now He wants her back; we are giving Lindsey back willingly with love.
The family will celebrate Lindsey’s life on Monday, February 27 at the Church of the Resurrection, 1505 E. Michigan Avenue where they will receive friends during visitation at 10 a.m. Lindsey’s funeral liturgy will be celebrated at an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with Msgr. George Michalek celebrating with burial immediately following at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
Lindsey, may the angels welcome you to paradise, may the martyrs greet you on your way. May you see the face of the Lord this day.
The family will receive visitors during the week ahead at their home, 302 S. Lakeview Avenue, Sturgis.
In memory of Lindsey her family encourages you to be kind to one another and write a note to someone about whom you care. Contributions in Lindsey’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 733 Third Avenue, Suite 510, New York, NY 10017 or to a charity of one’s choice.