Olivia Pearl McNeely-Brookins aka "Livi Bug", "OP", "Chipmunk" & "Sunshine" was called to Jesus on July 23, 2013. She will be cherished by her Mommy, Justine Brookins (Sunshine Sr), & Daddy, Terrance McNeely & Sissy, Mya McNeely. Mawmaw & Pawpaw Jackie & Ron Brookins, & Nana Deborah Garrison. "Cuzez"/godmother, Angel Brookins, Peyton Rice, brand new special cousin "JJ" Jeremiah James Albert. Aunts & uncles include "jam-E" Jamie Rice & "Germy" Jeremy Rice, "Angeweek" Angelique Brookins, "Kota" Dakota Brookins, "Ant" Anthony Brookins, "Q" Jacqueline Brookins, "Toe" Tora Brookins, "Pooh" Lavalia Garrison, Ricardo "Mac" McNeely. She has many honorary aunts & uncles. Lil Mack - Izay & LaDeriane McNeely. Godmother Renee Graham, Paul & Peewee Graham. Other loved ones include William Albert, MacKenzie & Scott Gilliland, Cecilia & Rodney Harris, Corinne Rollan, Sharon & Bob Dye, Dennis Villano Sr. & Jr., Donna Shoaf, April Edwards, Carrie Henderson & others. There are many other relatives & friends she loved but are not named. In Jesus' arms, she will be greeted by Bessie Pearl Brookins, Lucille Harris, Ruth & Willie Young, Chrissy & Diana Villano, J.E. Scott, Jason Lee, Bobo McGriff, Timothy & D.R. Motes, Lexye Love, CB/LN & many others. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at White Chapel Funeral Home at 3:00 PM. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM prior to the 3:00 service - graveside service immediately after & if it is raining, those who are able can sing "If All the Raindrops Were Lemon Drops & Gum Drops", one of Olivia's favorite songs. Those celebrating her life are asked to come as they are or wear a cartoon shirt. Pallbearers are Jeremy Rice, Anthony Brookins, Ricardo McNeely, & Kaleid Jordan. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the outpour of love, support & prayers from family, friends, neighbors & the community.
When God calls little children to dwell with Him above, We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of His love. For no heartache compares with the death of one small child, who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold, so he picks a rosebud, before she can grow old. God knows how much we need them, so He takes but a few, to make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind knows will always be "Goodbye." So when a little child departs, we who are left behind, must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find. --Unknown
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