Lacey L. Pope, age 32, of Hebron, passed away July 26, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born June 7, 1979, in Newark.
Lacey was a graduate of Granville High School and the JVS in 1997 and received a Bachelor’s degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Art and music were her passion and she enjoyed painting. She was employed by the State of Ohio with the Columbus Development Center (CDC) and was a member of the Zanesville Church of Christ.
She is survived by her mother, Rosemary E. Pope of Hebron; brother, Austin Pope of Hebron; sisters, Rita (Rickey) Ashburn and Lori Lambert, all of Newark; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; former husband, Daniel Whitaker of Columbus; and many close friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Joe Pope, Sr.; and an infant brother, Bobby Joe Pope, Jr.
A gathering in her honor was held July 30, 2011, at Infirmary Mound State Park, Route 37, Granville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dawes Arboretum Legacy Tree.
The Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service assisted the family with arrangements. Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Pope family.