Mikayla Jean Short

Published 6:41 pm Monday, April 18, 2016

Mikayla Jean Short, 21, died on April 15, 2016, from a rare form of aggressive leukemia. She was born in Chesapeake to Robin Bolen Patterson and David Stephen Short. She is predeceased by her grandfather, Daniel Short Sr.

Mikayla is survived by her beautiful daughter, Payton Caroline Granger; parents, Robin and Edward Lee Patterson, and David and Lisa Short; sisters, Jamie and Lillie Short; brother, Kyle Stuart; grandparents, Robert and Jean Bolen, Duane and Mary Weber, and Delmar White; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was surrounded by many friends and family, and she was loved by so many people. She was a sweet and loving mother to her beautiful daughter. She would always put others first before herself, and there was nothing she would not do for her baby girl. She will live forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Her smile will live on in her daughter, Payton.

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Her funeral will be on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society VA Chapter, 5540 Falmouth St. #101, Richmond, VA 23230. The family would like to thank everyone for the enormous amount of love and support that has been shown. Condolences may be posted at www.parrfuneralhome.com.