March 16, 2006 - November 17, 2021
Layla Kaye Sands, of Charlotte, Michigan died November 17, 2021 at the age of 15. Layla was born on March 16, 2006 in Lansing to Robert Sands and Jennifer Kaye (Gordon) Ellis. Layla lived her life fearlessly and as fully as most who live until the age of 103. She wanted more than anything to have a normal and healthy body, and to not be defined by her illness that she lived with for 10 years of her life. She was empathetic and sensitive to whatever anyone else was going through. She would take on other peoples’ problems over dealing with her own. She loved her family, pets, and loved the time spent with her friends and the fun they enjoyed together. She participated in dance, competitive cheer, played the sax and piano, and learned how to play the ukulele. She was a sponge for learning new things and gifted. She had the ability to look at something, sketch it, and then make it come to life with acrylic paints. She was a peacemaker and a leader in group situations, often able to see solutions that could make all parties happy. She had a glow about her that drew others to her, cheerful and full of love and life, ready to share. She lived life to the fullest. Layla was a champion and a true warrior. Layla is survived by her dad, Robert Sands; mother, Jennifer (J.D.) Ellis; grandparents, Brenda Kaye O’Malley, Basal Ellis, Sue Ellis; great-grandmother, Betty Kapp; siblings, Robbie Sands, Avery Ellis, Jeremiah Fuller, Anson Fuller; aunts, April (Dave) Killewald, Rachel (Nick) Fowler; uncle, Patrick O’Malley; and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Steve Gordon, Louise (Malgiere) Sands, Robert J. Sands, Robert (Bob) Kapp and Clarence Goucher. Friends and family are encouraged to support Layla’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 10, 6:00 PM at Hidden Creek Farms, 2181 E. Vermontville Hwy., Charlotte. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.
Layla Kaye Sands, of Charlotte, Michigan died November 17, 2021 at the age of 15. Layla was born on March 16, 2006 in Lansing to Robert Sands and Jennifer Kaye (Gordon) Ellis. Layla lived her life fearlessly and as fully as most who live until... View Obituary & Service Information
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