Amanda Caye Mauppin(2001-2012)

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Amanda Caye Mauppin will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 16 at the First Baptist Church in Bonham, with Bro. Craig Vance officiating. A private family burial will be held at Lamasco Cemetery in Telephone. In lieu of family night, Amanda will be lying in state at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham. Amanda passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 10, 2012 following a courageous journey with cancer.

Amanda was born on May 7, 2001. Her loving parents are Bonnie (Cate) and Bruce Mauppin. She was a wonderful big sister to Brody and Lindsey Mauppin. Amanda was a mother hen by nature and took it upon herself to nurture and love them. They enjoyed playing sports and games with each other. As a daughter, she was magnificent; always pleasing, helpful, and obedient. As a family, they relish the time they spent camping, hunting, fishing, traveling, as well as the daily life on the farm. She is our "dream come true".

Amanda was a 5th grader at Sam Rayburn Elementary. She was an excellent student and has a love of learning and socializing with her classmates. Amanda was kind hearted, compassionate, and aspired to be a fashion designer and teacher.

Amanda delighted in all things, always wearing a brilliant smile, a twinkle in her big blue eyes and a fashionable outfit. She enjoyed a good joke and loved pulling pranks, yet possessing the wisdom and poise of a steal magnolia. She had a talent for drawing and writing. Amanda never met a stranger and enjoyed going new places, trying new things, and meeting new people.

She was a 2008 Ambassador for Wipe Out Kids' Cancer, the Kyle Jordan Courage Award recipient, an honorary Sam Rayburn Cheerleader, 2011 Farmersville Prom Princess and was presented the Commanding General Coin of Excellence during Operation Enduring Freedom 2008 for her bravery and perseverance. She was baptized and demonstrated great faith and love for God and was a member of Lamasco Baptist Church.

Her family, friends and anyone who was touched by Amanda's sweet spirit, will carry on Amanda's legacy of "loving life the way it is". Serving as pallbearers will be her uncles: Charlie Cate, Eddie Cate, Colin Cate, Michael Cate, Chad Mauppin, and "Uncle" Doug Campbell, as well as her dear cousin Taylor Cate.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Amanda C. Mauppin Memorial Fund at any American Bank of Texas location. To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit or www.caringbridge/visit/amandamauppin.

Published in The Herald Democrat from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2012