Eliahna Amyah Garcia, a sweet girl with a beautiful soul, dies at 9

In memory of:

Eliahna Amyah Garcia

Born: Jun 04, 2012, Uvalde, TX
Died: May 24, 2022, Uvalde, TX
Age: 9

Eliahna knew she wanted to be a cheerleader, her dad, Steven Garcia, told the Today Show. She loved basketball and making TikToks.

“Eliahna was such a sweet girl with a lovely and beautiful soul,” a GoFundMe page in her honor says. “She would light up everyone’s world with big smiles and big hugs.”

She was a planner. She had her eye on a quinceañera dress, which her dad said the family would buy and hang in her room. Her dad posted on Facebook a video of her choreographing her own dance for the celebration.

Eliahna would’ve had to wait five more years to wear the dress. She would have turned 10 next week. Her family was planning a pool party celebration.

“Told her we’re going to have a party and her face just lit up,” her dad said. “That was the last time I saw her.”

-- from the Texas Tribune

Eliahna came from a big family, she was the second oldest of five girls and loved to spend time with her little sisters. Her great aunt, Siria Arizmendi described Ellie's family as “full of love” and says she can’t remember Ellie ever fighting with any of her siblings. 

Read Ellie's full obituary at rekfunerals.com

Author: Sofia Briones