SULLIVAN - Layla Mary Turner, born Dec. 26, 2012, 13 weeks early, was definitely a fighter. She passed away unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2013, at 2 weeks old, due to an infection. She passed away peacefully in her mother's arms with her daddy by their side. She fought through a torn lung, chest tubes and multiple breathing machines. She started breathing on her own at 1 week old. She loved to snuggle nights with Mommy and Daddy.
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Rest peacefully Mommy's "Little Mouse." Mommy and Daddy love you forever.
Layla is survived by her mother and father, Shannon M. and Michael H. Turner of Sullivan; brothers, Nathaniel L. Campbell and Dillion M. Turner, both of Sullivan; sisters, Rebecca N. Campbell of Sullivan and Emma J. Maisley; grandfathers, Malcolm "Tim" Roberts of Harrison and Gregory R. Turner of Sullivan; grandmothers, Debbie Dickerson of Machias, Theresa Roberts of Harrison and Cathy Breen of Sullivan; great-grandmother, Gloria M. Roberts of East Machias; aunts, Ashley Roberts and Cheyenne Dickerson, both of Machias, Amy Turner and Christina Roberts, both of Ellsworth; uncles, Mike Roberts of Machias, Josh Roberts of Harrison, Preston Withan of South Carolina and Adam and Nicole Sylvia of Machias; many other aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her great-grandfather, Leroy "Buster" Roberts; aunt, Amanda Turner; and great-grandfather, Gerald "Jerry" Turner.
Visiting hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth, where there will be a celebration of her life 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Contributions may be sent to Mike and Shannon Turner, P.O. Box 1732, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Any flowers may be sent to the funeral home.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 17, 2013