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May 17, 1991 - March 18, 2003

Alexis LeAnne SootheranNiagara Falls, New York

In Alexis' short 11years of life she touched so many lives.....she had this ora about her that just drew people towards her. Everyone that came in contact with her loved her. Her smile always brightened up any room.

Alexis enjoyed everything she did from school to church.....she always made the best of and did her best at everything. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she loved being close to God. She was always my strength in God and in life. One day she told me "I have to go to Heaven so I can teach my grandpa the gospel." My little 10 yr old (at the time) knew that she had to go because she had work to do for the Lord.

One time when she was on a field trip with her class, a butterfly befriended her. It stayed with her for quite some time, and I believe as the story goes, it showed up for the next few days after that. It even was able to find her inside her classroom one day when she went in to rest. When I asked her about the butterfly she said, "it is my grandpa, coming to get me ready to come home." That statement hit really hard, but she knew what she had to do. Her life on earth was short but meaningful as is (I am sure) her life in Heaven. Yes I miss my little girl, but every time I see a butterfly, I know she is watching over her brother and I. Watch for her, she is the orange and black butterfly that comes to visit in time of need.

Love,
- Mommy and Timmy

 

 

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