Get to know Lori from the people who knew her best - her family!
Why leave the most defining moments of our lives to happenstance or luck when you can create the most meaningful memories on your own?
Lori Sullivan, a woman of high character, loyalty and passion gave selflessly throughout her life. Those of us who were touched by her presence and friendship each cherish the endless moments of joy she constantly brought to us. Thoughtful to the core, Lori moved through life sprinkling special “just because” gifts, last night’s best photos and an early morning text of “how are you doing today?” if she thought you needed someone to talk to. Always very practical, Lori would provide a grounding perspective on how to frame your current situation and move forward in a positive, optimistic fashion.
If you cherish your family, Lori often showed you incredibly new levels of love, support and importance of family members. A very proud and devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and nana, Lori’s legacy of love, laughter and optimism lives on through those closest to her. While she at times had to persevere, she always did so with a noticeable level of vibrancy and grace. She would not be held down.
Lori was a tremendously loyal friend. A woman of great empathy but also a very straight shooter. One could always count on Lori to give you the truth. A friend with no airs or pretense, truly the rarest and best kind of friend you could ever have.
Lori was a maestro at creating new friend groups. A woman who constantly looked to create opportunities for others, she opened doors, sent out invitations and planted seeds for the future with everyone she met. She constantly brought people together.
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” – Lori Sullivan
To carry on this wonderful legacy the Lori Fund will provide scholarships for families and children of fallen soldiers in the U.S. Army. The values of the fund will be Lori’s own: Live life by being generous, Laugh to heal and Love unconditionally.
Bert joined the Army in 2006 and is currently an active duty Green Beret, serving as a leader within 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He has deployed five times and been to many countries throughout the Middle East to include Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and locations throughout the Arabian Peninsula. Throughout his many deployments, Lori was his biggest supporter and the backbone of strength for his wife, Miranda, and other immediately family members.