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Carly Kay TOMLINSON Obituary

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TOMLINSON, Carly Kay 18, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2014 in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital with her Mother and Father holding her hands as she went to be with the Lord Jesus in Heaven. Carly was born on October 22, 1995 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Mark and Jeannie (Wright) Tomlinson. For seven years Carly put up a courageous battle against leukemia. She was the "ultimate warrior." Carly rarely complained even though she was unable to walk for four years due to the side effects of chemotherapy. She bravely faced her physical therapy, total hip replacement, and back surgery and regained her mobility. Carly enjoyed reading and writing. She would often write stories, poetry, and songs. Carly loved music and enjoyed singing on her karaoke machine recording videos of herself singing on YouTube. Her favorite musical artists were: Adelle, Cher Loyd, 1 Direction, Bruno Mars, and Justin Beiber. Carly had her wish granted when she had the opportunity to meet and talk to Justin Beiber backstage at a concert in Columbus just last year. Carly's favorite vacation spots were going to the beach. She would always bring a friend, cousin, or niece with her. Shopping with her mom was one of her favorite things to do and they went most every weekend. She loved clothes and fashion design. Carly designed her own junior prom dress and had it made. She also made and designed glass bead bracelets. Her goal in life was to become a fashion designer and physical therapist. Carly loved animals, especially kittens, dogs, and horses. She leaves behind ttwo beloved cats and a dog. She was involved in cheerleading at Northwestern Elementary and Middle Schools from the 3rd grade. Her cheer squad competed in the annual Clark County cheer and dance competition and took first place two years in a row. Due to her illness, in the final year of cheerleading, Carly used an electric scooter and wheelchair. She was a two time recipient of the "Yes I Can" award from the council for exceptional children in the Dayton area. She participated in martial arts achieving a purple belt. She won a cooking award at Northwestern Middle School for her now famous "Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread." She collected over $6000 for cancer research. Carly was a proud Northwestern Warrior and loved the teachers, staff, and classmates and considered them all friends. Carly was a sweet, loving, caring, and beautiful young lady who was a good friend to many. She was kind and considerate to all who knew her. She was beautiful both on the inside and out and will be truly missed by all of us who had the privilege to know her. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfathers, Omer R. Tomlinson Sr. and Omer R Tomlinson Jr., paternal grandmother, Martha S. Tomlinson, and maternal great grandmother, Arnieta Maryann Collins. She is survived by her parents, maternal grandparents, Carl and Linda Wright of Muncie, two brothers, Jack and Josh May of Alabama; grandmother, Martha J. Tomlinson of Muncie, Indiana; Uncles and Aunts: Matthew (Kelly) Tomlinson, Judy (Doug) Britt, Omer Dale (Kim) Tomlinson, Cynthia Curtis, Scyleesa (Tony) Parris, Mike Tomlinson, Bryon Tomlinson, Brad Tomlinson, Tracy (Scott) Fierce, Debbie Wilson, Kelly Wright, Kristi Wright, Scott (Cassandra) Wright, Jeff Wright, Tyra May, and Jody Deel; special cousins: Carson Gowen, Samantha Tomlinson, Allison Tomlinson, Emilie Tomlinson, Chloe Tomlinson, Kimberly Rollins, Missy Richards, Jamie Baker, Mckenzie Noel, and Kelbie Wright; and numerous cousins. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 4-8:00 p.m. in the Lawrenceville Church of God, 3131 Fox Hollow Rd., Springfield, Ohio. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Alan Cain officiating. Burial will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a non-profit childhood cancer research foundation. Carly may you rest in Heaven with our Lord Jesus. We will always cherish and love you forever. You may express condolences at


Published in Springfield News-Sun from May 23 to May 24, 2014
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