Ava Isabella Sanders born Aug. 26, 2012, at Gaston Memorial and passed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, 2012, at her home.
An angel in the book of life wrote down Ava's birth and whispered as she closed the book "Too beautiful for Earth."
She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Charles Cavender, Steven Sanders I, and Wayne Sanders.
Ava is survived by her mother, Amanda Cavender; her father, Steven Sanders II; siblings, Emilee and Steven Sanders III;
grandparents, Mark Caven-der, Eric and Melissa Shuford and Lisa Dockery.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Leo Kuykendall.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.
Donations to assist the family may be made to Amanda Cavender, 110 Rocky Ridge Way Gastonia, NC 28052.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Green Funeral Service and Crematorium, 216 Archie Whitesides Rd., Gastonia 704-867-5521.