Sonya Mazzella (Mommy)
Haylee loved to play and to be outside.
She was the most generous of us all.
She loved and enjoyed the simple things
in life, the ones we all take for
granted. Although she was a girl she
had her tomboy side, she loved to catch
lizards and keep them for pets. She
enjoyed helping DaDa in their garden
or cutting grass, just as long as they
were together she was happy. And her
favorite toys of all time to play with
were dinosaurs. Any type, shape, or
size -- she loved to create "The Land
Before Time” scenes; we all loved to
watch her imagination illuminate us.
Nevertheless, she loved to get into
mommy's makeup box and together we
would dress her up and laugh at how
much fun it was just to be together. I
miss her more every day. These are just
several of the millions of things that I
miss the most: her smell, her sounds,
her touch, the excitement she gave off
when she would see me, her beautiful
sweet smile, her crinkly nose, her feet
in her flip flops, her laugh, her
beautiful face, her inner joy, her
love for her brother and Shelby
(cousin), them giggling as they played,
her love of learning, her love of
animals, her love for me and our family,
her love for others, her desire to try
hard and be good. I admired her will to
try new things and say yes or no, but
she was willing to try. I was proud of
her generous spirit that made it easy
for her to love in such a cruel world,
it came so naturally.
I miss seeing her play with Bubba and
always being concerned for his welfare.
She adored him unlike any sibling I have
ever seen. They would play for hours
together. She really liked having a
brother, and she was always kind. If he
pulled her hair she wouldn’t hit him
‘cause she said,” I can’t hurt him he's a
baby and he’s my brother” They loved
each other dearly. Although I miss
these and many more, MeMaw and I
especially miss her telling us out of the
blue: in the car, at the store, riding
bikes, at the park, any odd time –
MOMMY / MEMAW I LOVE YOU – and
because of the way she said it we knew
it was true deep down from her sweet
little heart. Then I would say really well
BABY GIRL I LOVE YOU TOO. MeMaw
would say I LOVE YOU TOO MY
SWEET LITTLE ANGEL. I hope she is
as loved in heaven as she was and still
is here on earth.
Haylee always smiled. This made me
smile. She loved everyone and only
asked to be loved in return. She was
the greatest person I have ever known.
She believed that Jesus watched us and
that he wanted us to do good things, so
she lived her life by trying to please
him. She was always generous and giving
by nature. She had a love for life and
shared it with others. She made those
around her happier just because she was
in the room; she lit the room up with
love and happiness.
I am a changed person for knowing
Haylee, loving Haylee, and losing her. I
hope one day I can love others as I
loved her and was loved by her. Here is
a poem her grandmother wrote - it says
Haylee tangles up my thread,
Haylee lipsticks my mirrors red,
Haylee spills milk on her chair,
And scatters crackers everywhere!
Haylee’s tiny fingers twine
All around just one of mine,
Three of Haylee’s footsteps take
Only one of mine to make.
Haylee loves all little things,
Butterflies and bugs and dolls and
All the world’s a wondrous place,
Mirrored in her angel face.
Haylee has her own sweet way,
And we love her more every day.
No matter what the world may see
She’ll always be “sweet angel” to me.
Haylee has gone to Heaven above
Where she’s surrounded by peace and
Her Pop was waiting with the angels
To guide her to Jesus with loving care.
Haylee is dancing with joy in her heart
And like all the angels she’s singing her
In heaven’s great life song she’s
clapping her hands
Cause she knows that one day we’ll be
Written by MeMaw