Lacy May Powers
December 2, 2005  -  January 18, 2019

Lacy May Powers

Funeral Services
First Church of the Nazarene
3167 S. 10th St.
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:00 AM
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Mount Hope Cemetery
Independence, KS  67301

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN  38105

Lacy May Powers was born December 2, 2005 at Mercy Hospital in the city of Independence, Kansas. Lacy has since lived in San Bernardino, California, Neodesha, Kansas, and Independence, Kansas. She is survived by her father James Powers and big brothers Ethan Powers and Daemon James Patton, of Neodesha, Kansas. Lacy is also survived by her favorite uncle, Starlight Wilson, her aunt, Jamie Ellen Powers, and uncle, Reno Shuster. Lacy’s surviving siblings include; Stephanie Powers, Julian Powers, Adrian Powers, Avery Reyes, Lucian Fosnight, Raven McLaughlin, Keena Marcelino, Brantley Kempt, and Noah Corish. Additionally, Lacy leaves her treasured friend and cousin, Sara Reign Bale, her little nephew, Phoenix Palito and her mother, her dearest aunt, Brandy Powers, with whom she resided here in Independence.
Lacy has extended family who also survives her, being Dean and Jennifer Markham, who will always consider her their precious girl, and by Orlo and Carol Paget, Lacy’s doting surrogate grandparents.
Lacy had an infinite amount of love and devotion to all of her family, which on this earth will now be incomplete without her.
Lacy loved animals, especially her own kitty Izzy. She loved to eat spinach and didn’t mind eating it right from the can. She preferred salad to candy and loved ramen noodles with lots of butter, the way her daddy made them for her when she was little. Lacy was funny, remarkably thoughtful, resilient, and she had a beautiful singing voice, and although only fairly recently began playing the Tuba, she found she had a knack for it and enjoyed playing it in the Independence Middle School band. Lacy had a servant’s heart and was continuously dreaming up fun ways to create surprises for those she loved.
This remarkable little girl found her joy, in bringing joy to others. This, our beautiful and treasured Lacy died tragically, and far too soon on 1/18/2019.
Funeral services for Lacy will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene in Independence, Kansas on Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 AM with interment immediately following at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence. Memorials can be left in Lacy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and can be left with Potts Chapel. To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit


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  1. aislyn
    elk city, KS

    babygirl i miss you so much.. i wish you were still here but i’m glad you’re in a better and happier place. i’m glad to say you were my bestfriend for the year and a half that i knew you. you were so amazing and beautiful and i wish you would’ve been told that more and i wish someone could’ve told you that life gets really hard but eventually it gets better. i miss you and i cry myself to sleep every night thinking about you. you will never be forgotten lacy may😕💞

  2. Goldie Kempt
    oberlin, KS

    The day your was born my life was full of joy. Just the thought that you was in this curl world. Made it a little bitter easyer. To get some though things. Made it worth all the work. To be in your life and have you in mine. not a day goes by I dont miss you. I known one day i will see you again. I love you and always will my sweet baby.

  3. Aliah Falkenstien
    Neodesha Kansas, KS

    Lacy we will all miss you so much I will never forget your smile and laugh I love you rest in peace

  4. brooklyn
    independence, KS

    she was and still is loved by friends and family but we miss her a lot and wish she was here

  5. Joyce Wright

    To Lacy's family: May God comfort your hearts in the passing of your precious loved one.
    To Dean and Jennifer: God bless you at this sad time of separation from Lacy. In the midst of pain, you can rejoice in the knowledge that through you, she received the Lord as her Saviour. Take comfort in the fact that when you meet again, it will be a joyful reunion.

  6. Elizabeth Stair
    Independence, KS

    Rest in peace baby girl I will never forget your laugh and how joyful you was. You will always be missed but we will always love you. Aunt Lizzie Uncle Jesse and kids

  7. Mary Owen
    Independence, KS

    Our sweet dear Lacy you were always such a joy to be around and we were so happy when someone said you could come we will always miss and love you our beautiful angel . Thank you for always protecting and encouraging Sylvia when you two girls were together.

  8. Tamara Gonzalez
    Independence, KS

    Dear Ethan and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for peace for both you and your family. My deepest condolences. Mrs. Gonzalez

  9. Brenda Rousseau
    Joplin, MO

    I remember the first time I seen this little angel. She was less then 24 hours old. It so sad to know she is not here. But we all know she is a angel in heaven and watching her family. All Our love.

  10. Bill and Jennifer Foraker
    Lakewood, CO

    So sorry for your loss. You were a sweet and beautiful child. You will be missed.

  11. Bill and Jennifer Foraker
    Lakewood, CO

    So sorry for your loss. You were a sweet and beautiful child. You will be missed.

  12. Viola Welch and family
    Independence, KS

    As a mother of a daughter who was tragically taken from my heart is breaking for the family of Lacy. This whole thing with children who take their own lives is so sad that they feel they have no worth because of bullying. This has to stop... .We as parents are going to have to step up and put a stop to this. Lacy I am so sorry honey that you were bullied. You will be greatly missed by so many. God bless you sweetheart.

  13. Renae Spears Green
    Edna, KS

    I wish that your knew how precious your little life was to so many people around you. Your classmate, Kendall, sobbed until he fell asleep when he learned about your death. Sweet Angel Girl you were more special and touched more lives than you will ever know. Kendall refers to you as “nice!” I personally believe being kind and nice is the best compliment one can give someone. I’m so very sorry to your family and other friends. It’s been a heavy heart week. Baby girl was worth more than she knew....if only,....

  14. Jo Owens
    Coffeyville, KS

    I’m so sorry for the loss of this sweet little girl. Sending hugs and prayers to her family and friends! 💖🙏💖🙏

  15. Denise & Earl Shufeldt
    South Coffeyville, OK

    So sorry for your loss . I do not know your family personally but wanted to give our condolences. This is heart breaking ... I pray for peace and comfort for all of you as God holds all of you tight. 🙏🙏🙏

  16. Kim Friesen
    Independence, KS

    Precocious girl, I remember your sweet face. You were a light in this world. May you fly with the Angels. RIP sweet girl.

  17. Shelly Charter
    Independence, KS

    Lacy you were beautiful inside and out. You were smart, caring, compassionate, and helpful. I enjoyed your smile and hugs during Jef Families. You will be greatly missed sweet girl.

  18. Dawn Counihan
    Kansas City, MO

    The first time I met Lacy I could tell she was a sweet girl. She brought a smile to everyone's face and could make them laugh. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace sweetie.

  19. Melissa Muller
    Independence, KS

    I didn’t know you sweet lil angel my heart breaks for you & your family. Prayers for comfort & healing in this tragic for your Family & Friends. Melissa Muller

  20. Rita Hazen
    Fort Scott, KS

    So very sorry for your loss.

  21. Celia Briggans
    Independence, KS

    Lacy was one of the first little girls who welcomed my daughter when we first moved to Independence. They instantly became friends and have remained friends. Lacy will always hold a place in our hearts!! Such a sweet beautiful girl!

  22. Dallas and Rejeania Martin
    Afton, OK

    I, Rejeania, had the privilege of tutoring Lacy when she lived at Neodesha. She was a blessing. I loved her beautiful smile. Dallas and I looked forward to seeing her each Sunday at church. We will forever remember Lacy.

  23. Brandy Powers
    Independence I love, KS

    I love you Lacybear, I may not have have gave birth to you but I love as if I did, you are the kindest most beautiful girl, and I was lucky enough to have the chance to not only be your aunt but your mother also, I won’t say goodbye just see you later alligator, you will always be part of my heart.... love mom auntie Brandy

  24. Amy Compton

    I was the lucky teacher to have Lacy in my class last year in 5th grade. She was sweet and sensitive, funny, and she worked hard, always striving to improve even when she got frustrated. I could count on Lacy for a hug and a smile at some point each day. I'm grateful for the time I had with her.

  25. Sedana and Pete Beusch
    Nowata, OK

    Sweet little Lacy, there are no words to express the sorrow that is felt at this time in your passing...You were LOVED and treasured,and a JOY to be around,,we will miss you here on this earth,but one day in Heaven will Rejoice with you, Aunt Sedana and Uncle Pete

  26. Carol Brown
    Independence, KS

    Rest well, sweet girl. Jasmine will miss you.

  27. Kerenza and Nathan Hazen
    Lamar, MO

    We are very sorry for your loss

  28. Stephanie Powers
    , KS

    Lacy, you will never know how truly beautiful you are. I wish everyone, myself, anyone would have told you how smart and beautiful you are. I wish I could have been a better big sister even though it was only for a short time. I wish you would have heard that life gets better, that after time things will change and you will be truly happy. We will all live the rest of our lives thinking about you and your smile. You will be in my thoughts forever. I love you Lacy so much.

  29. Joyce
    Bartlesville, OK

    I do not know you or your fami!y, but my heart hurts for your family. Having lost a daughter I feel the pain that you're family is going through, although, probably not the same circumstance. My sincere condolences and prayers.

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