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Baby Joy Serrapede
Birth: 1995
Borough Park
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jun., 1995
Borough Park
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Emily Leatrice missed her conure Jade Joy after his passing in May 1995. To ease the loss she went out for long walks before attending mass each Sunday. She began to think of getting another bird even though her daughter said it was too soon. During a day off from work, Emily went out for a walk on a grey day as a slight drizzle began to fall. Under a tree near the rectory of St. Frances de Chantal church she found a little sparrow that could not fly and was wet and cold. She brought the bird home.

Emily planned to raise the sparrow. She put the bird into a small travel cage and placed it on top of a heating pad. The sparrow was named Joy and it settled down to sleep.

Baby Joy awoke about an hour later, dried and alert. There was some peeping and movement. Joy went back to sleep but did not wake up the next day.

The hopefulness for the sparrow's recovery was not lost. Emily gradually accepted the loss of Jade and channeled her interest in avian healthcare into learning about the work of Dr. Branson Ritchie at the University of Georgia. Emily followed his work on developing a vaccine against avian AIDS and contributed to the University as her means allowed.

Baby Joy was buried under the rose of Sharon bush that was in the parking lot of St. Frances at that time.
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Sparrow buried under bush in church parking lot.
Created by: EmilyAnn Frances May
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107932811
Baby Joy Serrapede
Added by: EmilyAnn Frances May
Baby Joy Serrapede
Added by: EmilyAnn Frances May
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Remembering during Easter Tide 2017.
- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Apr. 14, 2017
God blessed us with the love and joy we received through our companion birds. With loving memories I say 'Thank you."
- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Feb. 12, 2017
Christmas 2016-Fond Remembrances-All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all. "--Cecil F. Alexander
- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Dec. 14, 2016
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