Lashun Massey biography: 13 things about engineer, beauty queen from Irving, Texas

Dr. Lashun King Massey, P.E. was a civil engineer, a beauty queen and a resident of Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She was born and raised in Lambrook, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA. Growing up in Lambrook, she had several health issues because of her weight. She was able to become healthy and lose almost 250 pounds. (a) (b) (c)
  2. She was Frank King, Jr. and Mary Ross‘s only daughter. (d)
  3. She earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in engineering from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (b)
  4. She earned her Ph.D. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. (b)
  5. She owned an environmental engineering firm called Lashun King Environmental Group, PLLC. (b) (d)
  6. In 2018, she was the program coordinator of the environmental engineering program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. (c)
  7. She and Jeff Massey were residents of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas when they got married on February 14, 2018. He is 13 years older than her. (c) (e)
  8. As Mrs. Little Rock, she competed for the Mrs. Arkansas America title on November 10, 2018. (b) (c)
  9. Published on March 19, 2019, her autobiography titled “The Face of the New Engineer” is about the challenges she faced pursuing engineering. In October 2019, she became a program manager for research at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas. (d) (f) (g)
  10. She did not know how to swim and she was afraid of the water, according to her mother. (d)
  11. In 2021, she lived in Irving, Dallas County, Texas with her husband Jeff Massey and their two sons RJ Massey and Raylan Massey. (b) (c) (d)
  12. She was 38 years old when her husband reported her missing on April 27, 2021. At around 7:30 a.m. that day, she was seen wearing a black hoodie and checkered pajama pants near Lago de Claire, a small lake in the Las Colinas, Irving. (d)
  13. As Mrs. Dallas, she was supposed to compete for the Mrs. Texas America title on April 29, 2021 in Corsicana. At 9:45 a.m. that day, she was found dead and submerged in the canal connected to Lago de Claire, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on May 1, 2021. (d) (h)


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