Hope loved going to her school at Mama’s House Day Care in Whitehouse and playing with her friends.
She was smart, determined and most of all, one of the sassiest little girls around. As she would state it “everyday was her birthday.” She loved her family, playing outside, swimming with her dad, gardening with her mom, playing dress up with Stacy, wrestling with uncle Bubba and cuddling with her mom and dad. She was a very bright light and we all learned so much from her in the short time that she was given to be with her family.
Hope is survived by her parents, Chad and Jacque Fancher Decker; grandparents, Vicky Decker of Crandall and Mark Decker of Irving, Melinda and Max Pierson of Ponchatoula, LA., and Jeff Fancher of Katy; great-grandparents, Bobby and Betty Mayo of Combine, Linda and Charles Decker of Kaufman and Neva and Elvis Davis of Crandall; uncle, Bryan “Bubba” Decker of Crandall; cousin, Stacy Crawford of Crandall; aunts and uncles, Teri “T” and Gary Crawford of Crandall and Micheal and Stephanie Fancher of Sanger.
The celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Gresham under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. Following the service there will be a balloon release at her graveside service in Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
As Hope was just beginning her battle with leukemia, the family had made plans to donate her hair to Locks of Love on the day she passed. In lieu of monetary donations to the family, they would like to ask for donations to be given to Locks of Love to help other little girls with their battles with cancer.
Please visit www.locksoflove.org for more information on donating to this wonderful cause or you may send donations to 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Fla., 33405.