Beautiful little angle, Chrisyah La’Niece Stephens was born in South Bend, Indiana on December 13, 2012 to Shanette Smiley and Christopher Stephens. She was affectionately known as Baby.
Chrisyah loved school and was a second grade student at Muessel Primary Center. She had great leadership skills and was regarded as “the spark that kept everybody going!”
Baby enjoyed singing, dancing and watching TV. Her favorite animated toy was LOL and her favorite movie was Frozen. She was a typical little girl who had a special flair for fashion. She was a fashionista in her own right and when she was dressed she would always hit a model's runway pose. She always wore bright and cheerful colors and her outfits were always accented with matching hair bands and bows.
Chrisyah was a lovable girl who enjoyed spending time with her family and loved being hugged up under her mom and dad; She enjoyed spending time with her brothers and she had an extra affection for teasing and getting on the nerves of her little brother, Lil Man.
This precious little life tragically ended on Saturday, August 29, 2020; she was seven years old.
Along with her parents she is also survived by five brothers, Christopher Stephens, Jr., Cheyrein Stephens, Christianna Taylor, Chrishaun Taylor and Cheyron “Lil Man” Stephens; maternal grandmother, Kimberly Smiley, maternal grandfather, Columbus "Junie" Coleman,ll great grandmother, Betty Smiley; paternal grand parents, Jerry and Linda Hines; and special grandmother, Valerie Diggins, and special grandfather, Vernon Taylor.
She was preceded in death by maternal great-great grandmother Pearlie Mae Lowe; great grandparents, Columbus, Sr. and Dorothy Coleman; paternal great grandfather, Willie Allen and paternal great grandmother Ella Mae Allen.
Her passing will be remembered by the entire community, but especially by the family she leaves behind.
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