Layla Grace Evetts

Layla Grace Evetts

March 6, 2013-February 27, 2020

Surrounded by a host of family and friends, Layla Grace Evetts ran into the arms of Jesus in whom she put all of her faith and trust on Feb. 27, 2020. She was born on March 6, 2013, in Waco, to Corey Evetts and Amanda Perry.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Hillco Civic Center in Itasca. Burial followed at the Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua.

Although her life ended much too soon, Layla lived a full and wonderful life. She was able to graduate Kindergarten and attend much of 1st grade at Joshua Christian Academy and maintained As and Bs while undergoing several different therapies to treat her cancer. In the world of DIPG, Layla was a unicorn having survived two stints of radiation, two different kinds of chemotherapy and two different clinical trials. Her doctors and nurses have all remarked on the miracle that she is. However, her greatest achievement was the day of her baptism.

Layla will be forever remembered by her faith and intense love for Jesus and her family. Even in the circumstances she found herself in, she was always more concerned about others than herself. She was strong, compassionate, loving, beautiful, intelligent and adventurous. She will always be noted for approaching something scary and yet saying, “I’ve done harder things.” Her smile and laughter lit up every room and her playful spirit will never be forgotten.

Layla loved all things furry, purple, turquoise, sparkly and lovely. She had a deep love for good music, especially her Jesus music and Aaron Watson. Her favorite thing to do was to create, whether that was food or crafting.

She is survived by her parents, Corey and Ashleye Evetts and Luke and Amanda Perry, her twin sister, Rayleigh Evetts, sister Anestyn Evetts, brothers Carstyn and Cynzler Evetts and brother Mason Perry. She is also survived by grandparents Gene and Rhonda Mason, Kelly and Danae Perry, David and Beverly Williams and Janet Evetts and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Our lives have been forever changed by you, Layla Gracious! We will live each day cherishing your memory and leading your legacy! Sing with the angels, baby girl!

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to one of the following foundations that have helped their family over the last two years.

The Cure Starts Now:

Trinity Oaks:

Wish With Wings: Google website to link

Abby’s Joy:

Parker Lee Project:

JMB Fishing Foundation: 254-716-9145

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