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Elysia A. Badgett

Elysia A. Badgett

Our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Elysia Amber Badgett left this world unexpectedly, at 31, on July 29, 2020.

She is survived by her Mother, Sheila Badgett and John Barrale (New Athens), Father, Gerald Badgett (O’Fallon), Brother Cody (Jena) Badgett, Loving and adorable Niece, Ellie Badgett, Loving Grandparents James and Joan Burk (New Athens) and her special friend Josh.   She was preceded in death by Grandparents Herbert and Tina Badgett.   

Elysia was an amazing and talented artist.  She loved to paint and give them as gifts to her family and friends.  She enjoyed a genre of music and planting and caring for her succulents’ plants for which she had many.   Elysia could always bring a smile to your face.  She had a big heart and truly cared about people.  She had many friends and always got along with everyone throughout her short life.

One of her joys in life was her dog, Skruffy.  She truly loved Skuffy and was saddened when Skruffy passed in June 2018.   She was blessed with a loving and good family that stood by her side throughout her years.  Her presence in our lives will be greatly missed.  We know that she is without any pain and at peace and is now at rest in God’s arms with Skruffy in her arms.     

  When you think of Elysia, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest. 

 A private service will be held for family at the home.  A Celebration of Life will be held with family and friends at a later date.

Memorials in Elysia’s honor may be made to Hope Creates.Org or to the family.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Linda Ersery says:

    So sorry for your loss Shiela. I am sure she will be missed. I can’t imagine how difficult this time is for you.

  2. Tina says:

    Elysia was a truly exceptional person, and their legacy will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you and your family

  3. Tina says:

    Elyria was a truly exceptional person, and their legacy will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She was a kind soul that knew how to make you smile. She will be greatly missed by many.

  4. Bill Doyle says:

    Sheila,

    Nancy and I are praying for you and your family. We are so sorry for you loss. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

  5. Pamela says:

    Jim Joan and Sheila, I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and heartache of losing your daughter/granddaughter. Thoughts and prayers for you all!❤️😢🙏🏼

  6. Susie Becherer says:

    Dear friends,
    May God’s & Elysia’s everlasting love & light shine down upon all of you and brighten the days ahead. And, may your beautiful girl rest in eternal peace. With Deepest Sympathy, Susie Becherer

  7. Sue Bieri says:

    Sheila,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Lois Smith says:

    Sheila, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Janice Brown says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who knew her and loved her. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and all the difficult times to come. My deepest sympathy.

  9. Jill Lawrence says:

    Elysia showed a sweetness and special warmth in junior high. I still have the hummingbird piece she gave me when she graduated. Bless you all!

  10. Rochelle Kunkelmann says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family

  11. Lisa Schreiber says:

    To all of Elysia’s family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. She always made me smile when the girls were in school together. Such a sweet girl.

  12. Steve and Charlotte Newbold says:

    Jim, Joan, Sheila, Cody,
    We are so very sorry to learn of the loss of your granddaughter, daughter, sister. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Prayers for peace as you get through this most difficult time.

    • Lori Schneider says:

      Dear Sheiia, John, Gerald, Cody, and family,
      We are heartsick for your loss. May your memories give you strength and joy to blend with your tears and grief through this difficult time. We are thinking of you.
      Love, Lynne and Lori Schneider

    • Jennifer Donahue &Family (Schott) says:

      Sheila and Family,

      I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your wonderful memories of Elysia will bring you comfort during these most difficult days ahead. Keeping all who loved her in my prayers.

  13. Don and Ruth Bishop says:

    Our prayers go out to the family, Elysia was such a happy, wonderful person.

    • Karla Weible says:

      My sympathy to the family. I will forever remember the smile Elysia came into the classroom with every single day.

  14. Shannon says:

    So sorry for you and your families loss in this difficult time..deepest sympathy

  15. Jen says:

    Sending prayers, along with my deepest sympathy!

  16. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    May your memories help guide you all through this difficult time. Very sorry for your loss.

  17. Diane Brendel says:

    Please accept my sympathy during this difficult time. Prayers for everyone.

    • Dear Sheiia, John, Gerald, Cody, and family,
      We are heartsick for your loss. May your memories give you strength and joy to blend with your tears and grief through this difficult time. We are thinking of you.
      Love, Lynne and Lori Schneider

  18. crystal crockett says:

    So sorry for ur family’s loss.Our deepest sympathy to u all.May your memories bring u comfort

    Sending loving thoughts and prayers

  19. Beth says:

    Rest in sweet peace beautiful girl. My the Lord hold you in his gentle arms. Forever beautiful.

  20. Michele Houston Goodman says:

    The deeper our love the more pain we feel. Rest assured your beautiful Elysia will be your angel and your memories of her will give great comfort. Terribly sorry for your loss.

  21. Dorothy Bollmeier says:

    Shelia Jim and Joan,

    Praying that Our Lord will hold you in His loving arms and comfort you.

  22. LarryMaryJo&Family says:

    Gerald-Sheila-Cody and family-Devastated with your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Elysia is such a precious soul. With you in spirit.

  23. Billy and Lori Wilson says:

    Sheila, Gerald,Cody and family,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort you all and give you peace.

  24. Mark Stehl says:

    Sheila, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God Bless, comfort, and guide you in your time of grief and sorrow. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • jean says:

      My heart breaks for all of Elysia’s family. I cannot even imagine your pain at this time. My deepest sympathy and prayers dedicated for strength and peace. God be with you in your time of loss.

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