Baby Child 15

Avani MarieSha Crawford

October 25, 2020 ~ March 23, 2021


Avani MarieSha Crawford four months old, passed this life surrounded in love on March 23, 2021 at South Bend’s Memorial Hospital. Avani was born on October 25, 2020 to Alton Crawford and Aleiha Williams.

Avani was a happy and lovable baby. She loved to be held, enjoyed having conversations, and loved to laugh and play with her older sister Ale’Onnie. She loved her grandparents, and her mommy and daddy.

She will be missed by her parents, her sister, maternal grandparents Garry (Joyce) Williams, and Kem Poke. Paternal grandmother LaShawna Nocentelli Moore, and a host of Uncles, Aunts, and cousins.

Avani was preceded in death by her Paternal grandfather Alton Wilton Crawford Sr.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday April 1, 2021 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 304 E. Williams St., Danville, from 11:00 am until 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow after at Sunset Memorial Park.


“About my Avani, weren’t you a scary pregnancy, my baby had I was in the hospital for a month fighting for both of our lives but nothing but God brought both us through. Watching you grow as if you never came a month and a week earlier than expected. The doctor and nurses were surprised at how much progress was made and being such a healthy baby. You were 4 months, you slept well and only woke up one time through the night to eat, you ate just fine, I never seen or heard any disabilities at all. I just thank God for bringing us both through but really just you.”


I love you my Vani Baby,




"From the day that you first came home, I was a proud father. You had a sister waiting for your arrival and your mother was always there for us. We all had a good time together in the four months that we had gotten to share with you. I will never forget the times that I was able to make you laugh and smile. I will never forget you, you will always be in my heart forever and always."


I love you my Vani Bear,



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April 1, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Leek & Sons Funeral Home
304 East Williams
Danville, IL 61832

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