Delia Grace Abaray
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Delia Grace Abaray

Delia Grace Abaray, November 19, 2015 - January 24, 2016. The angels rejoiced as they welcomed our beautiful Delia Grace home after a brief, unexpected illness. She passed in the arms of her loving parents, Damon and Elizabeth (Nimnicht) Abaray of Nashville, TN. Delia Grace was so strong. She had bright blue eyes and a smile that could melt your heart. She was the happiest baby, and she brought so much joy to our lives. She never knew anything but love and happiness. Not many people get to live in this world and only know love and happiness.
Delia Grace shared a beautiful bond with her big brothers, Michael, Isaac and Liam. They simply adored her, doting on her and helping care for her. Her brothers would argue over which one gets to marry Delia Grace. Five-year-old Michael wanted her name to be "Violet." She was his "Beautiful Flower." Four-year-old Isaac always asked to hold her and get his picture taken with his "Delia Gracie." Two-year-old Liam would run in every morning to see his "Baby" and give her kisses. They are happy that Delia Grace gets to be an angel now, flying in heaven.
Before she passed, we asked our sweet girl to come to us in rainbows, butterflies and the warmth of the sun. So, we'll all be seeing a lot of Delia Grace. Heaven sent her to us to love and care for. For 9 weeks and 3 days, God allowed her to change our lives and bring us immeasurable joy.
It is our hope that in her passing, others might take more time to enjoy their families and loved ones, to live in the moment and soak in the laughter and smiles, and to seek kindness always.
In addition to her parents and big brothers, Delia Grace is survived by her great-grandmother Charlotte Joan Creech and grandparents Bill and Becky (Creech) Nimnicht and Mike and Mary (Pauwels) Abaray, all of Evansville, IN. She is also survived by uncles and aunts Eric Nimnicht, Katy Nimnicht (Mike Drone), Brian Nimnicht (Karen Guzman), Noah Abaray, and Emily (Abaray) Milligan (Josh) as well as first cousins Andrew Nimnicht, Lauren Milligan, Alex and Lynzie Drone, and Gabe, Victoria and Cecilia Guzman. Delia Grace leaves behind a large extended family, all of whom loved her dearly.
Services Information:
Thursday, January 28, 2016: Visitation from 4-7 p.m., Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37203.
Friday, January 29, 2016: Visitation from 9-10 a.m. and Funeral at 10 a.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 535 Sneed Road W., Franklin, TN 37069.
Delia Grace will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Nashville, TN.
Contributions may be made in her honor to Emily Beazley's Kures for Kids, 10753 S. Homan, Chicago, IL 60655 or online at
Condolences may be left in Delia Grace's online guestbook at
The family wishes to extend our gratitude for all the prayers and kindness that have been shown and for the care and compassion of the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital staff, as well as Dr. Travis Walters.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

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January 28, 2017
May God comfort you and heal your hearts.
January 25, 2017
Condolences to the family,may you find strength and peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11
January 24, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus. 1 Thessalonions 4:14
January 23, 2017
My condolences goes out to the family such sorrow and pain this is the most difficult time a parent will ever endure the God of comfort will be with you as you grieve the lost of a precious child may 1 Thesalonians 4;14 bring you comfort
January 23, 2017
To the family of Delia Grace Abaray, May God be your strength in this time of sorrow.

1 Corinthians 1: 2-4
January 22, 2017
Sorry for your lost. I will keep you and your familey im my prayers
Judith Buckley
January 21, 2017
My sincere condolences. It must be so hard to suffer a tragedy like this. May you find comfort from "the God of all comfort." James 1:13
January 21, 2017
Sorry for the lost of your dear love one.The Bible gives us a hope it is found at John5:8-9.
January 19, 2017
I offer my condolence to the Abaray Family. May you find comfort in God's word at Romans 15:13.
January 19, 2017
My heart goes out to your family. The loss of a love one is a heartbreak that others may not fully understand. Yet, God recognizes the pain you are experiencing and keeps track of your tears as if collecting them in a bottle. (Psalms 56:8) Rely on Him for strength during this difficult time. With deepest condolences
August 13, 2016
Cherished memories are yours to keep. God cares how we feel when we lose someone close to our heart and provides the peace needed to comfort your family during this time. Sincere sympathies -Ps 25:16,17;Rom 15:33
March 9, 2016
I am so sorry to read of your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you and your family.
Lisa Wills
February 29, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort bring you peace during this difficult time. Psalms 94:18,19 brings out that God will comfort and support you.
February 15, 2016
May the God of peace continue to supply you with comfort BEYOND human thinking. At this time,many people have your whole family in their thoughts and prayers.
J Cavanaugh
February 13, 2016
I'm so sorry for your lost, as a mother myself I can't imagine what you are going through ,but in times like that a schripture had conforted me and may be of conform for you as well...1 Jonh 5:28,29
Alessandra Silva
February 10, 2016
My sympathy an prayers goes out to the family during this sad and difficult time. May the prayer and support of others be a comfort to you. Please know that God hear your prayes and he answers those who calls on his name. Psalms 83:18
February 9, 2016
How comforting to know that God is near to those who are broken at heart. (Isaiah 57:15) He can strengthen your family during this time.
February 5, 2016
My prayers are with you all in this hard time.
Lindy Sheffel
February 1, 2016
On behalf of the whole team at Siloam Family Health Center, I wanted to say that our hearts grieve with you at this loss. We thank God for Delia's brief time on earth and commend her and you both to his loving care.
Morgan Wills
January 31, 2016
My condolences are with your family for the loss of Delia Grace ,and I pray that the God of peace and comfort will strengthen you during this time of sorrow
January 31, 2016
May God grant your family strength and peace in this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Sallie Greenfield
January 31, 2016
I am so very sorry to hear little Delia has passed. As a parent, I truly feel your pain. Be comforted in knowing how much our heavenly father cares for your family and little Delia is safe in his memory.
January 30, 2016
Our Prayers for the loss of Delia Grace. The Knights of St. Ben's Council 7544 in Evansville will keep her and the family in our prayers. Peace of Christ to all.
Mark Hackert
January 30, 2016
Such a beautiful tribute to your little girl. Read this in The Tennessean. Touched my heart. God bless your family.
Marta Aldrich
January 30, 2016
To the Abaray Family you are in my prayers. May God continue to bless you and give you strengthen through your time of bereavement! I didn't & don't know your family but that's ok! I LOVE YOU DEARLY! WE ARE ALL GODS CHILDREN! YOUR LITTLE ANGEL IS RESTING SENDING DELIGHTFUL TREASURES FRE ABOVE! KNOW SHE'S ALRIGHT NOW FREE FROM.PAIN & SUFFERING! KEEPING YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS GOD BLESS YOU! FOREVER AMEN. LOLA BELL-HOWARD, BELLEVUE TN
January 29, 2016
Mindy said everything I wanted to say. Some one shared you prayer request on my face book this morning. I couldn't believe how beautiful your little baby girl was. I just couldn't believe something so perfectly adorable could have to suffer. So I started searching and then I found you.. Her mom , and learned her fate and that Jesus had her now. You have 3 fine boys who will keep her memory alive . God bless your family.
Cynthia Starkey
January 29, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann-Marie Gleason
January 29, 2016
So sorry for your loss. I prayed for your beautiful daughter, though it was already too late. You wrote a wonderful obituary for her, and I'm sure it touched many hearts.

Praying for your family's healing.
Diane Dellicker
January 29, 2016
I do not know you or your family but I have never read a more loving and beautiful tribute to a child who was so obviously loved and cherished. Your beautiful daughter and sweet sons are blessed to have such caring compassionate parents. I hope the sun shines on you soon and that butterflies and rainbows will fill your days.
Mindy Kranpitz
January 29, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful angel, Delia Grace. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
David Pauwels
January 28, 2016
Your little guardian angel will always be with you. God is giving her to you in a special way. My prayers and thoughts are for you. God bless your family.
Marty Horning
January 28, 2016
May your family find comfort knowing that you all have a Gaurdian Angel now. She's safe in God's arms now.
Laura Harrison
January 28, 2016
My prayers are with you all! Such a beautiful lil angel took too soon but her love will last a lifetime <3
Ashley Macken
January 28, 2016
So sorry for your loss she was beautiful. Many years ago I lost my 22 month old son. The Compassionate Friends are really good . And also have sibling support. You are in my Prayers. Kay Sutton Bellevue TN
Kay Sutton
January 28, 2016
Remembering your family with thoughts and prayers.
Chuck OReilly
January 28, 2016
Rest In peace precious little Angel my prayers are with you and your family.
January 28, 2016
So sorry for your loss. She's a beautiful angel!!!
January 27, 2016
Sending prayers to the family during this difficult time
Rebecca Ricklefsen
January 27, 2016
I can't begin to imagine the pain you and the family are feeling at the loss of your baby girl. I'm so sorry. I pray that God will continue to give you peace and comfort. "Sorry" sounds so inadequate...bless you all.
Ellen Spindler
January 27, 2016
It saddens my heart to know the grief that your sweet family is going through at this time. I pray for His peace for all of you during this most difficult time.
Lynne Drury
January 27, 2016
I'm praying for God to give you strength and comfort in this time of sorrow. Hugs to all of you.❤. Love and God Bless, Margaret Drone
Margaret Drone
January 27, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that God will surround your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Elizabeth Cooper
January 27, 2016
We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your little angel, Delia Grace. You are in our continued thoughts and prayers.

All Our Love,
Aunt Carol and Uncle Ron
Plum, PA
January 27, 2016
I'm so sorry of the loss of your little angel Delia Grace.
Lisa Wanninger
January 27, 2016
I'm so sorry of your loss of your little angel Delia Grace. Ya'll are in my prayers.
Lisa Yarbrough
January 27, 2016
I'm so sorry for the loss of your little angel Delia Grace.
Lisa Yarbrough
January 27, 2016
Our hearts are broken over the passing of Delia Grace. What a sweet, beautiful baby! Delia had her own fan club built of strangers across the country and I know that in the too little time she had with you, she made a profound impact in the lives of many. I will be holding my babies tighter tonight and always, remembering that they are not a promise, but a gift. I find the future to be unknown and scary, but am awestruck and inspired by your faith. May God bless you and keep you in his embrace. And may Delia shine on. We will look forward to seeing those rainbows and butterflies, too.
Neal and Heidi Peter
January 27, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So saddened by your loss but grateful you now have a beautiful angel to watch over you.
Joanna Cokley
January 27, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in God, knowing your sweet baby is an angel. Your family has been and will remain in my prayers.
Brandi Eluere
January 27, 2016
May our Father, who has seated Delia Grace at her pre-ordained place at His banqueting table, comfort your entire family in ways that He alone, as one who knows what it is to lay to rest His beloved child, can do.
Ben and Kristin Martel
January 27, 2016
Our family is praying for you all, may God continue to shine his light down on you, wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort and strength.
Cathy Watkins
January 27, 2016
Prayers and heartfelt condolences to your families. She sounds as though she brought love and light to your family. Agape, Becky, Bill and all of your families.
Jim and Pam Ruster
January 27, 2016
We are friends of Bill and Becky. We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers
Jim & Kathy Staley
January 27, 2016
We're so saddened by the loss of your beautiful Delia. Praying for the comfort and peace that comes from the hand of God, now and in the days ahead. He is forever faithful.
Bob and Anita Fairchild
January 27, 2016
We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet angel, Delia Grace. May God bring love, peace, and healing to your family.
Monica and Tyler Tupa
January 27, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your sweet angel, Delia Grace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God who is the God of "all comfort" - comfort you and your family.
Janie Dennis
January 27, 2016
Prayers & love will continue for you & your family's loss!
My heart hurts for you all.
Dawn McCormick Stevenson
January 27, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby. Prayers go out to your family!
Laura Zink
January 27, 2016
Our hearts break for your family and extended families of this beautiful sweet angel. May God forever hold her in his arms.
Linda-Roy Stofleth
January 27, 2016
Dear family,

Although I do not know you, I felt compelled to sign this guest book. May the God of all comfort give you peace during this time and beyond. Always remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. While your precious baby girl is not with you, she is present with the Lord. May God continue to strengthen you all!
Jamils Smith
January 27, 2016
Sweet Delia has warmed my family's hearts forever. Our deepest condolences to her loving family.
Lara Pauwels
January 27, 2016
I'm so sorry for yalls loss. I couldn't imagine what you are going through. She's the cutest little girl with that precious smile. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Michelle Arnoe, STW PODS RN
January 27, 2016
So sorry for you loss. Delia's smile will be forever!

The Sheeley Family
Larry & Roxanne Sheeley
January 27, 2016
My heart breaks for all of you. I so know the pain of the grandparents. My continued prayers for your family in the time ahead.
JoAnn Schlachter
January 27, 2016
May God wrap His arms around you all and give you strength.

Peg Ries-Heckman
January 27, 2016
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are sorry for your loss.
Stacy and Andrea Walker and family - Evansville IN
January 27, 2016
Our love and prayers go out to all of you. May God continue to shine his light down upon you.
Trish and Kyle Holtgrave
January 27, 2016
You all are in our prayers. May God's love give you comfort.
Jennifer Wilson
January 27, 2016
Beautiful tribute, heaven has a beautiful Angel. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a family member we did not get the pleasure of meeting. We share your pain and pray for healing in Jesus name. Anne and Rob Pauwels
Anne Pauwels
January 27, 2016
So sorry for your loss.
mitsy Durham
January 26, 2016
May God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. We are so sorry for the loss of your precious angel. Keeping you in our prayers. Uncle BJ and Maureen
Bill Abaray
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