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Sophia Myers will be laid to rest in cemetery overlooking Fort Bayou

Sophia Myers passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, at her home in Ocean Springs with her parents, Josh and Angel Myers, by her side.
Sophia Myers passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, at her home in Ocean Springs with her parents, Josh and Angel Myers, by her side. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

A church service Sunday was dedicated to Sophia Ann Myers, a 7-year-old student at Oak Park Elementary who died Friday.

The daughter of Josh and Angel Myers, Sophia’s suffering from a rare brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma became a national story as her mother chronicled her daughter’s struggles until her death Saturday.

Sophia passed away at home with her parents by her side.

A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Family Funeral Homes at 13872 Lemoyne Boulevard.

A celebration of Sophia’s life will be held during services at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church East Campus on U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs, followed by internment at Evergreen Cemetery overlooking Fort Bayou. A reception will follow at the church.

The family is asking those who attend to wear clothing “as bright and fun as our beautiful girl was.”

Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45

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