Wesley, Extra Special People Communities Remember UGA Student Amy Lee

University of Georgia student Amy Lee passed away on August 22 from injuries suffered in a car accident in Michigan.

Lee was starting her senior year of college and was involved with Wesley, a Christian ministry in Athens and worked for Extra Special People.  Extra Special People serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Corbin Estess, who was a counselor at ESP, said that Lee will be remembered for her energy.

“One night I just didn’t get a lot of sleep and came into work, just kind of dragging, and (Lee) comes up to me and she’s like ‘you better get excited’ and just pumped me up and got me ready for the day,” Estess said. “She had so much energy and she brought that energy again and just got me excited for the day and we ended up having an awesome day of camp.”

Lee got involved with Wesley during her freshman year of college and began serving as a leader a year later. Daniel Simmons, the director of Freshley, a program at Wesley for freshmen, said that his favorite memory of Lee was when she wrote him a hand-written note, thanking him for giving her the opportunity to serve at Wesley.

“Really, it was me who should be thanking her because she’s the one who was serving, she’s the one who was working real hard,” Simmons said.
There will be a memorial service for Lee at Wesley on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Christ The Lord Lutheran Church posted on Facebook that her funeral will be on Sunday at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., with visitation at 2:00 p.m. and the service at 3 p.m.


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