Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
Ellison Laine Liechty
November 8, 2006 – May 11, 2020
Ellison Laine Liechty, departed this life on Monday May 11, 2020 at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She died from complications relating to her treatment for the cruel disease Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She fought bravely and with a determination far beyond her thirteen years.
She leaves behind her loving parents, Skyler and Julie Liechty and her two devoted sisters, Rozilyn and Serena, who stood by her every day during this long and difficult struggle. She also leaves behind a large and extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who all loved her dearly.
Ellison was a kind and selfless individual who loved her family, God and her Church. She always lent a helping hand and especially enjoyed helping in the Church nursery. She dreamed of dancing ballet, playing lacrosse, playing the violin, working with African elephants and saving them. She dreamed of traveling the world. She planned to get a Great Dane when she got well. May all her dreams now come true.
Ellison was adventurous, she was smart, she was funny, she was sensitive, she was generous, she was strong and she was beautiful. She was compassionate and empathetic beyond her years. She was perfect. She was a gift from God and we could not hold on to her. But we will always hold on to her spirit, in our thoughts, in our actions, in our voices, in our prayers, in our hearts, always.
1 Peter 3:4 - Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. This was Ellison.
A service will be held on Saturday May 23, 2020 at Lakeshore Church, Rockwall TX, at 1:00 pm. Private interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Donations can be made to The Ellison Legacy Foundation Fund at www.ellisonlegacy.org, which will form long term strategic partnerships with African Elephant conservation efforts, her lifelong passion.
Watch the service live-streamed from Lakeshore Church at: https://lakeshorelife.online.church/
- Ellison Legacy Foundation Fund
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Ellison Laine Liechty
May 23, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Ellison's family, T'was heaven here with you.
"They say that time in heaven is compared to 'The Blink of an Eye' for us on this earth. Sometimes it helps me to think of my child running ahead of me through a beautiful field of wildflowers and butterflies; so happy and completely caught up in what she's doing that when she looks behind her, I'll already be there."
May 19, 2020
The preciousness of a beautiful child of God as was Ellison. Elli portrayed explicitly the words of our Lord as we are reminded in Matthew 5:9; Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. At all times Ellison seemed to be aware of the needs of others, was thoughtful of the small things that meant so much to us all. Her presence alluded to the fact that she would do her best to make sure things were "right" for everyone; as "right" as she could make things for those around her. If that is not the definition of a "Peacemaker" then I am not sure what the definition would be. The world is a better place for having had you, Ellison, as a part of it. I personally, will strive to let your "peacemaker" attitude be more visible in my own life. Sweet. sweet child we will miss you.
Marlin and Amy Jensen
May 19, 2020
What a wonderfully lovely and precious member of our extended family Ellison was! Our last memories of her include her cheerful, helping heart of service at our family reunion last year. Always a loving, pleasant smile, a sparkle in her eye, and interest in those around her. Her heart held many of Christ’s exemplary qualities. Heavenly light shines brighter with her presence there. She sure will be greatly missed here. Our loving sympathies to her beloved family.