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Ava Palamides

Ava Celani Palamides, the beloved 5-year-old daughter of Melinda Kay Spivey-Palamides and Timothy Robert Palamides, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Ava was preceded in death by her infant brother, Alexander Doughtie Palamides; and by her grandfathers, Frederick Spivey and John Palamides.

Surviving with her parents are her grandmothers, Novella Spivey and Gloria Palamides; aunts and uncles, Fred Allen Spivey, Elizabeth E. Fry, J. Quinn, James Cris “J.C.” Palamides and Thomas R. Palamides; and many other extended family members.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m. in St. Pius X Church. A private burial was held in Damascus Christian Church Cemetery in Sunbury, N.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins University, c/o Ava Palamides Love Fund, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202, or to CASA of Baltimore County, 305 W. Chesapeake Ave., Suite 117, Towson, MD 21204.

Arrangements are being handled by Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, Baltimore (www.mwfuneralhome.com), and by Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, N.C. (www.millerfhc.com).

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.