School shooting victim Helena Ramsay to be laid to rest today

Seventeen-year-old Helena Ramsay is one of the 17 people killed.

ByEmily Shapiro
February 23, 2018, 12:08 PM

— -- Seventeen-year-old Helena Ramsay, one of the 17 people gunned down in the Valentine's Day mass shooting at a Florida high school, will be laid to rest today.

Ramsay "was a smart, kind hearted, and thoughtful person," who would have started college next year, relative Curtis Page Jr. wrote on Facebook.

PHOTO: Helena Ramsay, 17, pictured with with her mother in an undated handout photo, was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.
Helena Ramsay, 17, pictured with with her mother in an undated handout photo, was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.
Ramsay Family Handout
PHOTO: Helena Ramsay, 17, seen in an undated handout photo, was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.
Helena Ramsay, 17, seen in an undated handout photo, was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.
Ramsay Family Handout

"She was deeply loved and loved others even more so. Though she was some what reserved, she had a relentless motivation towards her academic studies, and her soft warm demeanor brought the best out in all who knew her," he wrote. "She was so brilliant and witty, and I’m still wrestling with the idea that she is actually gone."

According to The Orlando Sentinel, a cousin, Jamie Page, wrote online that Helena was “a genuine, beautiful, and smart human being who had so much potential and the brightest future.”

The newspaper said cousin Fena Cooper posted on Facebook, “Valentine’s Day will never look the same for my family."

PHOTO: Flowers and crosses line a fence near the school on a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 16, 2018.
Flowers and crosses line a fence near the school on a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 16, 2018.
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PHOTO: Candles that were placed on crosses still glow after last nights vigil for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at Pine Trail Park, Feb. 16, 2018, in Parkland, Fla.
Candles that were placed on crosses still glow after last nights vigil for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at Pine Trail Park, Feb. 16, 2018, in Parkland, Fla.
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