Lillian Michelle (Poteet-Davis) Higgins was a promising young girl. She had a host of talents and enjoyed many activities, but her chances of growing into a woman were crushed following a car crash that claimed her life.
The Higgins family never thought they would lose their oldest daughter. She was active, full of life, and had a warm smile that could light up the darkest room.
Lillian’s death was unexpected as she was not sick or diagnosed with a deadly illness. Sadly, what claimed the young girl’s life was an accident involving the whole family.
The Unfortunate Incident That Killed a Promising Child
About a week ago, a family in Ohio, including a couple and their two daughters, and Annabelle, were involved in a car accident. Lillian
Following Lilian’s death, Kasey Jamison, a family friend, opened a gofundme account in her honor to cover all the funeral arrangements. So far, about one hundred and seventy-two people have donated $15,218.
This tragic event led to the death of 11-year-old Lillian while her other family members sustained severe injuries. Following the accident, the victims were rushed to the hospital, and on October 9, Lillian was confirmed dead.
Ashley and Corey welcomed their first daughter Lillian Alliance, in Ohio, on May 13, 2011. She grew to become a sweet and brilliant child.
Even though she was only a 6th-grader, she had mastered numerous skills and had grown intellectually beyond her years.
Lillian was also a very accommodating older sister. She engaged in storytelling and drawing and was good at making different arts and crafts with Annabelle.
The 11-year-old knew how to ride a bike and loved fishing, dancing, and swimming. She was also adventurous.
At her age, she already liked going on hikes and was involved in martial arts; the young lady trained in Black Bird Fitness in Massillon, where she obtained her orange belt.
Apart from her numerous talents, Lillian inherited a passion for animals from her mom and loved nature like her dad. She also loved helping people around her in any way she could.
It did not matter if she needed to tell jokes or break her face into a smile; Lillian would always go out of her way to bring joy to anyone she came across.
The Ohio preteen was also a burst of energy and very active in both her school and church. Lillian participated in various activities in Bunker Hill UMC, the family’s church; she was also a part of her school choir.
Lillian left behind her loving parents and a baby sister, Annabelle. But, according to the on My Valley Trubute.com, she is survived by:details
“Grandparents, Jacky Poteet, Darla Higgins, and Dirk Ritchie; great-grandparents, Troy and Jayne Donaldson and Chuck Puckett; great-great-grandmother, Evelyn Summers; great-aunt, Joni Jefferys; aunts, Astoria and Alea Poteet, Brea, Erica and Jessie Davis and Alisa Higgins; uncles, Addison and Alex Poteet and Edward (Bridget) Rohr and many other extended family members.”
The Higgins family scheduled Lillian’s funeral for October 15, 2022, at the Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. The family has made provisions for other loved ones, close friends, and strangers to send their condolences.
“My heart breaks for my dear friend Astoria Poteet’s family. Lilly was the sweetest girl, with creativity and the biggest personality. I’ll never forget playing Just Dance together during Christmas time. Unfortunately, a beautiful and innocent soul was taken far too soon. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers, and consider donating if you can.”
Lilian’s aunt, Astoria Poteet, also poured out her grieving heart in a nerve-wracking . Poteet shared her moments with her niece via photos and added heart-melting words, stating how painful it felt to lose her cheerful niece. Facebook post
Many Facebook users sympathized with Ashley; their comments were filled with words of encouragement and prayers.
“No words can measure up to what you are feeling right now. I’m so sorry, Ashley. I’m praying for you always.”
“I’m so sorry to hear this. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.”
“So sorry Ashley, I can’t imagine what you and Corey feel. Hugs and love to all of you.”
It’s heartbreaking to lose the ones we love, especially for parents who would have anticipated the brightest future for their offspring.
We send light and love to the Higgins and all of Lillian’s loved ones as they hang on during such a difficult time.