NEW YORK — The Sunnies have lost a beloved member.
Angel Lee, their 14-year-old daughter, died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the age of 19.
Angel Lee was a star athlete and member of the Orlando Panthers’ baseball team, the Sunniestons, according to her family.
The Panthers released a statement Sunday saying Angel Lee had recently been diagnosed with pneumonia.
Her family says Angel Lee will be missed by her family, friends, and the entire Panthers organization.
Angel Lee died Saturday at the Orlando Children’s Hospital.
Angel and her brother, Aaron Lee, a quarterback for the Sunnybrook College baseball team in Brooklyn, New York, will attend a vigil in her honor at 1 p.m.
Sunday at the Sunningdale Baptist Church.
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She was a great girl, sister and best friend, her family said.
Angel Lee had been in the sunnies since her sophomore year of high school.
She was a team captain and was always very active and outgoing, her mother, Carol Lee, said.
When Angel Lee and her teammates would be on the field, Angel Lee would be the cheerleader, and she loved cheering for her teammates, her brother said.
She was one of the most caring and loving people you could ever meet, her father, Chris Lee, told NBC News.
Angel and Aaron were a family that loved each other.
Angel loved going to the gym, playing sports and being outside.
She would tell me that she was going to do everything in her power to make me smile, her dad said.
I will miss her and I will never forget her.
Angel was a special young woman who was so happy and loved every minute of every day.
I just can’t believe how much I missed her, her sister, Chris said.
Angel was an incredible daughter, and we will never be able to thank her enough for her love and passion for her family and the Sunniches.