This website is to remember our beloved Leah Avril who was born June 13, 1991, and passed to be in the presence of our Lord on Nov.17, 2009, and who experienced the ultimate Domestic Violence situation, which resulted in her death at the age of 18. Never Forgotten! Help Stop DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!
Forever 18 years young.........
Our lives are so much better by having had you in it, but so terribly sad with missing you daily!
Leah is surely smiling down at all these gifts collected in her memory for the children of domestic violence. Over 688 gifts and counting....Thank you to the businesses that allowed a box to be placed there, and to all the ones that donated gifts. Again, Thank You! ************************************************* "Justice will only be achieved when those who are not injured by crime feel as indignant as those who are."
HOW WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!!
"CRIME STINKS, BUT JUSTICE LEAVES A SWEET FRAGRANCE ON MANKIND......" Final Justice for Leah!!!
Leah was a part time model for the Chamber of Commerce of Sevierville, Tn.
This is from the cover of the current advertising
campaign for the Chamber. The photos had already been sent to the printers at the time of her murder.
So Sad Moma
Leah was a beloved daughter, sister, auntie, grandaughter, niece, special cousin and special friend.
Her life was tragically taken on Tuesday, Nov.17,2009. At the time of her murder, Leah was a student at Walter State Community College in Sevierville, Tn.
She was a 2009 graduate of Sevier County High School,and had accumulated 12 college credits. She was a senator in Student Government in high school, and belonged to the BETA Club and the D.E.C.C.A. Club.Leah was also a teen board member. She also played tennis all thru high school, and was a cheerleader in junior and high school.
Everyone who ever met Leah was instantly captivated by her smile. She was so kind and sweet to every one, a young person we were so proud of.
Leah's so sad Mother and Aunt Bonnie at a victims rights meeting in April 2010.
~ ♥~ Heart-broken Mamaw ~ ♥~
"And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?" Luke 24:32 (KJV)
This was one of many favorite scriptures of Leah's, and she would quote it often to her Mamaw.
Daddy's Rock from Leah's Treasure Chest Resting Place
Leah,You and I had always planned on going to France someday to visit your French relatives. Your grandmother, Josette, was born in France and that was a life long dream of ours. I am so sad we will never get to realize so many of our dreams. My heart is so broken~my life is so broken.
A scholarship in Leah's honor has been established at ~Sevier County High School~
Mark your check "Avril Fund"
First recipient of Leah's scholarship
Kelsey Bailey~S.C.H.S. May 23, 2010
A salute to American Heroes
Paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq~Mar.22,2007
Sacrificed his life to save another~ July 31, 2008
Wishing you were here to celebrate, instead of us having to celebrate and decorate at your resting place. Love and miss you so much!
December 1, 2015
I am a victim of domestic violence. This week I am going to court to press charges against my abuser and getting an order of protection. I am 20 years old. I am in college and have my whole future ahead of me, but abusers do not care if you have the world going your way, they will bring you down to their level. My heart breaks for you because I understand how helpless a parent feels when their kids are in abusive situations. My parents did not know I was being abused until the relationship was initially over, which was two years later. I am fortunate to have both of my parents in my life and an incredible support system, but seeing Leah's page reminds me that this could have very well have been me. There were moments in my abusive situation that I truly thought My parent's hearts break knowing that justice does not ease the pain in both my family's hearts and my own.
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