Hudson - Lucy Harvey, 14, of Hudson, passed unexpectedly into the arms of the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Lucy had many challenges in life, living boldly with medical and developmental disabilities, but she had a life filled with joy. She was dearly loved by her family and deeply touched many friends, classmates, and a wonderful support system of doctors, nurses, therapists, and teachers.
Lucy was born on December 28, 2006, in Akron, and had been a Hudson resident her entire life. She spent her first month of life in Akron Children's Hospital after failing to thrive at home and fought a courageous, lifelong battle with her challenging medical conditions. Her 14 years were a true blessing to us all. She introduced her family to the kindhearted world of special needs care and never stopped teaching endless life lessons: to be present, to be patient, to be kind, to be flexible, to be accessible, to value each person as they are, and above all else, to love.
Anyone who had the pleasure to know this sweet girl came away a better person. Lucy had a spirit that required no words. She could show joy that radiated beyond her smile. She loved music, lights, and her Cleveland and Ohio State sports teams.
Lucy was an avid traveler and enjoyed numerous family road trips across the country. Despite being non-ambulatory, she touched the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico; crossed the Rainbow Bridge; and reached the summit of Pikes Peak. She spectated marathons in 20 different states and attended Indians games in Toronto, Minnesota, Chicago and Boston. She would pass the time on family trips enjoying her music and listening to the banter from her siblings in the backseat.
Lucy is survived by her parents Marcie and Doug Harvey of Hudson; siblings Ella, Calvin, and Violet Harvey of Hudson; grandparents Tom (Paula) Harvey of Shaker Heights, Ann Simpson of Spring, TX, and Don Simpson of San Angelo, TX; great-grandmother Elizabeth Hitchcock of Mentor; godfather and uncle Rob Simpson of Houston, TX; godmother Laurie Carrillo of Houston, TX; and a large, loving network of extended family and friends. Lucy was preceded in death by her dear grandmother Nancy Harvey of Chagrin Falls.
Lucy's legacy is in the lives she forever touched in her 14 years, in the love that will endure, and in the lives she will continue to impact through organ and tissue donation.
Private services will be held at Christ Church Episcopal Hudson on Sunday, April 18, at 1:30pm, and may be live-streamed through the church's Facebook page. Her interment will be in the Christ Church memorial garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Lucy's memory to Hattie Larlham (hattielarlham.org), RePlay for Kids (replayforkids.org), and Christ Church Episcopal (christchurchhudson.com).
Love is patient, love is kind ... love endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4,7)
Published on April 12, 2021