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Reece Elizabeth-Ann Davidson, 5, daughter of Brian and Patti Davidson of Bowling Green, was granted her angel wings April 2, 2016, after a lifelong illness. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Reece had touched in some small way, throughout her short, yet very memorable life.

Reece’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity in which one lives. Her contagious smile could melt the hearts of those around her and though she never spoke a word, her voice and thoughts could always be heard. With her courage she led us to believe that each day is a blessing and to create lasting memories. She could spend hours rocking in her favorite chair watching her favorite movies. She most enjoyed being sung the A. B, C’s and Minnie Mouse.

With Reece’s passing, we remind others that her life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss her every day, especially her sweet laughter, she will forever remain in our hearts.

In addition to her parents, Reece is survived by her big brother, Riley; maternal grandparents, Henry and Phyllis de Haas of Glasgow; uncle Sam and aunt Linda de Haas of Whittier, Calif.; uncle Matt de Haas of Glasgow and uncle Brandon Davidson of Glasgow; and cousins Lindsay, Justin, Gracyn, and Paige.

Reece also leaves behind many caregivers and special friends who helped to enhance her quality of life.

Reece was proceeded in death by her paternal grandparents, Gary and Murlene Davidson.

Reece was 1 of less than 100 children worldwide with Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata and we are so thankful that God chose us to be her parents. Despite her passing, we will continue to fight for a cure.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.C. Kirby & Son, Lovers Lane chapel, with burial in Bowling Green Gardens. Visitation at the funeral home will from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Rhizo Kids International (50 Cross Creek Lane, Alpine, AL 35014) in honor of TEAM REECE.