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UPDATED: Incoming IU freshman dies before arriving on campus

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IU freshman Devyn “Dev” Williams died unexpectedly Aug. 19 due to natural causes during a vacation before she was able to move into campus, according to an obituary written by her family.

Williams attended North Central High School where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook her senior year. Williams planned to pursue a career in health care after she was accepted to IU.

Williams is survived by her parents Dennis Williams Jr. and Angela Lacy, as well as her siblings.

Visitation will be at 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Indianapolis. The funeral mass will be Aug. 28 at 11 a.m.

If you or someone you know needs support regarding grief management, counseling is available through IU Counseling and Psychological Services. The CAPS crisis line at 812-855-5711 is available 24/7.

Editor’s note: The Indiana Daily Student is working to put together an obituary for Williams. If you would like to share your memories of her, please reach out to and let us know the best way to contact you.

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