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Lindsay R. Sweeney
Funeral Time: Thursday, October 21st at 12:00PM
Born on August 18th, 1993, Lindsay Rakayle “Judy” Sweeney was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend who passed away unexpectedly October 15th, 2021.
A lot of people will tell you Lindsay was a quiet girl but a more accurate description is she was simply soft-spoken. However, speaking softly did not stop her personality from shining through. Even those who only met Lindsay once will say that there was something about her that made you want to be around her and hear what she had to say. And once you heard her it was impossible to not love her. Whether she was making a joke, telling you about a movie or her plans for the future you were either laughing or learning with her. She was able to teach and be taught which is only a small part of what made her special and irreplaceable.
As an avid learner Lindsay was committed to educating herself on how to help others. Upon graduating high school, she began her career as an optometric technician at eye max to pay her way through college with a degree in biomedical engineering. With a dream of one day participating in stem cell research, she had plans to change the world with her passion and dedication. Small business owners, Dr. Kari and Dr. Clay Mattson promoted close-knit relationships in the workplace and therefore, after several years at eye max, Lindsay’s employers and coworkers acted more as extended family. Because of this, her time at eye max was more than just a job to make a living; it was a place she loved going to and one that started to feel more like a home away from home.
In her spare time, she enjoyed mingling with family and friends and baking sweets with her mother. If you were lucky enough to taste her oreo cake, peanut butter logs, fudge, or macaroons then you know how her love for sweets could be felt with every bite. If she wasn’t baking you would most likely find her outside as she was someone who took great pleasures in the simple thing's life has to offer. Being able to enjoy nature as it is was one of her favorite things to do whether she was camping, hiking or simply taking in the view of a beautiful body of water. Along with this passion for the outdoors she loved animals of all kinds from dolphins to “tigees”, but she had an extra soft spot in her heart for dogs. She was the type of woman who attracted the beautiful energy she put into the world. Because of this, she managed to get a dog, Koda, with a personality that shined just as bright as hers. And when they were together the love in the room was palpable.
The nickname Judy was given to her by her mother, Rena Sweeney, and God mother, Michelle Graham, and appropriately means “She will be praised”. Lindsay will forever be loved, missed and cherished as well as praised for the love and light she brought into this world that will be passed on through everyone that had the privilege to know her. The resilience when faced with difficult situations and ability to remain positive with a smile was unique to her.
Lindsay is survived by her parents, Rena Sweeney; father, Stephen Brad Sweeney; siblings, Chase Sweeney and Zachary Plumley; step-father, Mike Plumley; God mother, Michelle Graham; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12pm Thursday October 21st, 2021 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road. Visitation will be 10-12pm with a burial to follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.