Lindsay Laneigh Ferrill was born on May 3, 1983 in Wharton, Texas. She lived in Katy all of her life and was a member of Second Baptist Church, West Campus. As a young girl, she was shy and creative. As a teen, she began to come out of her shell socially, participating in school activities and dating in groups. Lindsay always wanted to help everyone around her and had a big heart for others. As an older teen, she seemed to be drawn to guys who had personal struggles, in order to help them.
As a young lady, she attended college and became a young mother to her beautiful daughter, Peyton. She was busy between work and being a mother when she met a guy who took a great amount of interest in her. He treated her well initially. Over the course of their relationship, he became controlling to a point that Lindsay ended it. He continued to try to win her back with stalking behaviors, such as driving by when she got off work and showing up where she was with family or friends.
Deceitfully, he lured her to a “going away” party he told her his family and friends would be attending as he entered the military. Lindsay arrived to find that no one else was there. When all was said and done, her life was taken that night before he ended his own. Lindsay passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, a week shy of her 29th birthday.
She is survived by her daughter, Peyton Laneigh Ferrill; mother, Shari Nightingale and her husband Chris; stepmother, Celeste Ferrill; brothers and sisters, Erica Brettell and her husband Joe, Natalie Ferrill, Daniel Triviz, Amy Triviz, Dax Nightingale and his wife Yanori, Dae Sadberry, Dara Gilliam and her husband Michael, Danielle Haunschild and her husband David, and Darci Nightingale; grandparents, Gene and Peggy Brown; grandfathers, Bill Ferrill and Max Nightingale; nieces and nephews, Thomas Sadberry and Sophia Sadberry, and Parker, Jackson and Everly Brettell, and Asher Gilliam; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Shari Nightingale, Lindsay’s mother, and several relatives and friends began meeting monthly in order to honor Lindsay’s memory. They wanted to help other young women who might find themselves in a similar situation. Under Shari’s leadership, in 2014, the group joined forces with Shield Bearer who had been presenting Dating Violence Prevention Program to high schools. Lindsay’s Light Fund was born.
Today, Lindsay’s Light Fund supports presentations in high schools and churches in order to help young people learn the red flags of dating violence. Lindsay’s story is a key component to the effectiveness of the Dating Violence Prevention Program.
For more information, contact Prevention@ShieldBearer.org or 281-894-7222.