|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1969|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1973|
Amy was born to Andy and Carol Bracknell in Ruston, LA. She looked like an angel on earth with her precious little face and big red curls. We just didn't realize her angelic presence would soon break our hearts. Amy contracted leukemia and went to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis. Amy fought an amazing fight as did her doctors. The St. Jude doctors and researchers claimed many breakthroughs with her treatment and promised the family it would help future patients. Her earthbound suffering would not be in vain or without reward for other leukemia stricken children. However in the end the disease won it's battle and the little red haired angel returned to heaven. Her illness and death were devasting to the family and she will never be forgotten. She was the granddaughter of Lois Johnson.
The Ruston Daily Leader
September 7, 1973
Amy Bracknell, 3, Has Died in Memphis
Three year old Amy Bracknell of Ruston, died last night around 10 p.m. at St. Jude Hospital following a long illness.
The Amy Bracknell Fund was established here last week.
Funeral services are incomplete but will be held under direction of Kilpatricks Funeral Home of Ruston.
September 9, 1973
Amy Bracknell, age three, of Shreveport died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home with the Rev. E. E. Henderson officiating.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Brackenll; two brothers, Andy and Patrick Bracknell, all of Shreveport; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hazel Bracknell and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lois Johnson, both of Ruston.
Our Little Redhead
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Jul 11, 2009
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