Nicole Michelle Lee of Derwood, Md., 2007 graduate from Magruder High School and a freshman engineering major from Virginia Tech was in a fatal car accident in West Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008.

Nicole was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, granddaughter, and friend. She was an inspiration to so many as a leader, volunteer, and community member. She proved that a short life is not an incomplete life. She will be in our hearts forever. To know Nicole Lee, was to love Nicole Lee.

Beloved daughter of Lynn Marie and Fred Steven Lee; beloved sister of Jennifer Lynn Pearce, Sandy Marie Myers and her husband Eric Charles, and Christopher Michael Lee; granddaughter of Annette Lee; great-granddaughter of Sayo Ozawa; aunt of Samantha Marie Lee and Colin Charles Myers. She is survived by six aunts, seven uncles, fourteen cousins, and many extended relatives.

Friends may call at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Md., on Friday, Feb. 1, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, Md., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at 12 p.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Nicole Michelle Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5598 Derwood, Md., 20855.

Those in the university community who may wish assistance or desire counseling support may contact:

  • Cook Counseling Center at (540) 231-6557
  • Dean of Students Office at (540) 231-3787
  • Family and Work/Life Resources at (540) 231-3213
  • Office of Residence Life at (540) 231-6205
  • Employee Assistance Program / ValueOptions at (866) 725-0602
  • Employee Relations at (540) 231-9331

Referrals to a campus minister may be done through the Dean of Students Office at (540) 231-3787.

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