Remembering the life of Molly Lee
The Gulfport community, along with students and staff at Gulfport High, are mourning the loss of student Molly Lee, who passed away last Friday.
For Bailey Smith, the loss of her friend Molly Lee, is hard to digest. “It’s heart wrenching. It really makes my stomach hurt. It’s like my heart is shattered.”
Molly died following a car accident last Friday in Alabama, leaving behind friends, family, and a Gulfport High community who are remembering her as someone who radiated kindness and joy. “She was the sweetest and probably the goofiest person you could ever meet in your whole life. Like, I cheered with her. All the time just in the corner, you could hear that sweet laugh of hers.”
Alicia Powell says Molly frequently stopped by her store Bayou View Nutrition with her family to get her favorite drink, ‘The Garden of Eden.’ “She always said yes ma’am, no ma’am, thank you, she was always polite, she always had a smile on her face, just a good, good kid.”
This week, Powell is honoring the high school junior’s memory and supporting the Lee family by renaming the Garden of Eden, the Molly. Part of the proceeds from purchases of the Molly will go directly to the family to help them during this challenging time. “We’re helping out because they’re supported us through everything so we’re just trying to support them as best we can.”
Now, Molly’s friends are committed to making sure her cheerful personality is remembered by all who knew her. “(What’s something you’ll remember most about Molly?) Her sweet and beautiful smile.”