OBITUARY

Payton "Sweetness" Smallwood

March 5, 1998January 7, 2013
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Payton “Sweetness” Smallwood, 14, of Loves Park, daughter of Daniel and Christina (Cline) Smallwood, was born on March 5, 1998 in Rockford.

“Mamma and Big Daddy love you Jelly-we are so proud of you” “My Feet Gotta Move”. Payton, a lover of life, enjoyed swimming, bike riding, her IPAD, attending school, her friends, taking care of her baby dolls, and watching television shows, such as The Price is Right, Ellen, and The Andy Griffith Show.

Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Daniel and Christina Smallwood; her sisters, Kayla and Nattalie; grandparents, Granny and Papa Cline, Grandma Julie; great grandparents, Granny and Pawpaw Hancock, and Grandma and Old Papa Cline; special uncles, Uncle “A” and Uncle Corey; aunts, Sam and Melissa; uncles, Lenny and Michael; her special friends, Cassidy and Cameron; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors.

She was predeceased by her Papa Smallwood and her loving dog, Senior.

A special thank you to Danyelle Bates, Dr. Debbie, Harlem School District, and Buddy Baseball, YMCA (Joyfull Joints), and family.

Memorial service, 2 p.m., Friday, January 11, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park. Pastor Bobby Sheets officiating. Online condolences may be submitted at sunsetfhmemgardens.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, January 11, 2013
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Payton "Sweetness" Smallwood

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Julie Reed

January 14, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Payton was such a special girl. I truly am going to miss my little friend waving at me as I round the corner. Such an angel, you will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with you.

January 13, 2013

Chris,Dan,Kayla and Nattalie I'm so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Payton and her love for life.

<3 Marissa Scaduto

January 12, 2013

I only knew Payton through Joyful Joints at the Y, but she always had a smile on her face. We will miss seeing her and am very sorry for your loss.

Audrey Dennis

January 12, 2013

I only knew Payton through Joyful Joints at the Y, but she always had a smile on her face. We will miss seeing her and are so sorry for your loss.

Tami Ostendorf-Joyner

January 12, 2013

Dan, Chris, Kayla & Nattalie, I am so to learn of your loss. Melissa called me and told me. I cannot put into works the sorrow I feel for you. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Rest easy knowing Payton is peacefully looking down on you from a place far better than earth. Love to all, Tami (Dorothy)

Trey Wheeler

January 12, 2013

Payton you were a good friend and I will miss you.

joshua priddy

January 11, 2013

RIP patyton.I will awlays have you in mind.

sarah priddy

January 11, 2013

rip payton you will be missed so much. we will keep your family in our prayers.

sarah priddy

January 11, 2013

payton will be missed so much. god rest her soul.

"Miss" Julie Lathrop

January 11, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I got to know Payton when she was at pre-school at Parker Center. She was such a sweetheart. She made me smile everyday in class. I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to the family.