Elijah James Cotney PDF Print E-mail

Born January 18, 2017, Elijah James Cotney entered heavenly rest on March 30, 2017. He brought great joy to all he encountered. He is survived by his parents Cody James and Heather Olsen Cotney; a sister, Zoe; paternal grandparents, Mark A. Cotney of Prosperity and Tonya Van Horn of Wichita, Kansas; maternal grand parents, Philip Robert Olsen, Jr. and Melissa Olsen of Prosperity; maternal great-grandparents, Fred and Michele Martel of Michigan; paternal great-grand father, James Wako Cotney of Newberry; maternal great-grandmother, Janet Shull of Wichita, Kansas; four aunts, Cali Lee Van Horn and Cameryn Cotney of Wichita, Kansas, Tiffany Cotney of Prosperity, and Marina Olsen of Leesville; and numerous other cousins, great aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his paternal great-grandmother, Frances Kleckley Cotney.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, April 3, 2017 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Wako Cotney. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

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#9 Brice & Alice Boozer 2017-04-06 11:02
May the precious memories that you hold so dear of this precious child bring you comfort. It is hard to give up one so close to our hearts. Heaven gained another angel.
God bless all of you. Sending prayers of strength and comfort.
#8 Susan & Rocky 2017-04-02 21:52
To have been loved every day of your life is an amazing thing, even if much too short. Elijah was, and still is very loved. That is why it hurts so much. May you find strength in memories, family, and friends.
#7 Judy & Jerry Scholl 2017-04-02 12:02
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. God is great and He never leaves you or forsakes you. May He provide you strength.
#6 Mike & LadyBugg Nale 2017-04-01 14:45
God Bless...Rest in peace Elijah...You are all in our thoughts & prayers...We are sending you our love!!!

Mike & LadyBugg Nale
#5 Tobie Hardy Pollock 2017-03-31 23:48
May the precious memories you hold so dear bring comfort to you all. Prayer rendered.
#4 Karla Nelsen 2017-03-31 16:41
Cody, Heather,
Aunt Karla Loves you all very much. My prayers are with you and to heal your broken hearts. Baby Elijah, he's in heaven with mom and your grandparents. Will be thinkin of you. Love, Aunt Kar.
#3 Pam & Steve McKnight 2017-03-31 13:50
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hoping you will find comfort in the arms of each other, and stay strong in your faith. God will now take care of your sweet little angel until you are all reunited in Heaven one day.
#2 Kristen Burris 2017-03-31 10:01
Cody, Heather and Zoƫ

I can't imagine what y'all are going through I know this is going to be a long road to heal but I'm here for y'all every step of the way and I'm still shocked that my nephew is gone but I loved him and I love y'all we will continue to pray for you.


Lee, Kristen, Austyn and Leah
#1 Sheila Chariker 2017-03-30 17:15
Melissa, Heather, and Cody, you are in my thoughts and prayers. There are no words to say that can express how much love and support U am sending your way