Keiona Kay Holliday, 19, of Sunbury entered into rest on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at her residence.
How do I sum up a life? How can I fully capture in words the tremendous gift we were given when Kiki came into our lives? Is it measured by the size of the hole her death has left behind as the grief relentlessly takes over, and our new normal begins? Or is it through the many memories of her life captured by those lucky enough to have known her? I knew that as her mother, I had to be the one to tell you about her, but she was so much more than just my version of her. I asked those who knew her best for help painting a picture of who Kiki was and the result is absolutely beautiful.
She was sweet lavender purple with sunshine behind it, she lit up a room with her infectious smile and could transform any bad day into a good one. She shared her beautiful smile with everyone around her, even when she was in pain. She was far more patient and forgiving with any of us than we deserved. She was perceptive and aware of what others around her were feeling. She felt both joy and sadness deeply, as evidenced by both her glowing smile and her tragically pouty lip. She loved to be dressed pretty and to be told how beautiful she looked. She was the closest thing to a real-life princess I ever met. She was both a ray of sunshine and a shining star and she left a little sparkle wherever she went. She laughed a lot and had the absolute best belly laugh that was sure to make you laugh too. She hated playing ball in gym class almost as much as she like a boy in her class, and she was very good at relaying her feelings on both. If you got on her nerves, she was quick to respond with a very serious, yet adorable furrowed eyebrow. She warmed the hearts of others and could speak volumes without ever saying a word. She was a beautifully sweet blessing, precious and unique, loved by everyone who had the honor of knowing her.
To all of this I will add that Kiki was my biggest teacher. She taught me among many things to love unconditionally, and to smile even on the darkest days. Being her mother 15 years has been an incredible honor, and the most beautiful journey. You Keiona were my hero, and you were anything but ordinary. Rest in peace my sweet Kiki until we meet again.
Keiona leaves behind her father Edward J. Holliday of Weikert, Pa., her mother Angela K. Holliday of Sunbury, Pa, two sisters Lyssa Roces and Meghan Laverty, two brothers Edwin Holliday and Reginald Holliday, and five nieces and nephews. She was a student at Shikellamy Highschool where she brightened the halls, classrooms, and the lives of so many teachers and students.
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Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.
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