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HADESSA "Hadi" A.P. FLORA Age 17, of Batavia, IL, died suddenly, Thursday, October 26, 2006 of injuries sustained in an auto accident. Gone from sight but so very much alive in the hearts of hundreds, it could be said that Hadi didn’t die, she just "graduated" early to Eternity. From the time she could run into her parents arms, she would, at the last moment, turn and fall back into them. Secure and safe in their love, she came to know that same security and love in Christ. Running through life on her last day, loved ones know that she surely turned at the last moment and fell backwards into the arms of her Savior, secure forever in the same love that she knew her entire lifetime.She was born, October 3, 1989, in St. Charles, IL and grew up in Batavia. In her Middle School years, she set her heart on attending Wheaton Academy and worked hard to achieve her dream. Her prayers were answered and she was passionate about the school and about making the soccer team. Again with prayers, hard work and hours of practice with her dad, she became a starter and quickly earned the respect of her competitors. Hadi was a top student who also excelled at math and science -and fun.She loved her life, her family and boys! The model to whom she compared them was her brother, Lucas. It was his Batavia Bulldog jersey she wore proudly all over Wheaton and beyond. Parties and friends abounded at the Flora home and many others but no matter where she went, her parents knew Hadi could hold her own against the temptations of life. No matter where her days took her, homecoming was almost always he same. Bursting into her parents room she would collapse crazily on their bed and babble on and on about her crazy life; her wonderful, always hopeful, awesome life. MEMBERSHIPSHadi will be remembered for the countless ways she touched the lives of others: at school, at church at Rock River Christian Camp, at Barnes and Noble, on the soccer field and in circles of friends far and wide. SURVIVORS In addition to her parents, Stephen and Sharon, and her brother Lucas,She is survived by:Her paternal grandparents: Henry Wesley and Lois Ida Flora of Aurora, IL andMaternal grandparents Betty Presti of New Rochelle, NY and the lateMario Presti (Dec. 2005).Paternal aunts and uncles: Hollie (Alan) Flora-Holmquist of Batavia, ILRobert (Marilyne) Flora of Nyon, SwitzerlandHeather (Stanley) Birnbaum of Bat-Yam, Israel;Maternal Aunts:Judy ( Rev. Steve) Gates of Jasper, IN andSusan (Isaac) Presti-Ali of Surprise, AZ, And all of her cousins: Amber and Jade and Garnet Flora-HolmquistLinnann (Pascal) Muhlemann of Switzerland(and their children: Sedona and Zack whom Hadi "nannied" last summer)Lisa (Brian) Hischier of Romeoville, ILRachel, Wendy, Stephen, Andrew, Chaim Birnbaum and Jessica and Stephanie Gates.PRECEDED In her lifetime, Hadi got to know and love three of her great grandparents before they passed away: Great Grandmas Ronca, Presti and Lucy.FUNERALFamily and friends will gather to celebrate Hadi’s life, at 7pm, Tuesday evening, October 31, 2006 at Christ Community Church, St. Charles, IL, corner of Randall and Bolcum Roads. One of Hadi’s movies about Prayer will be featured in the service and thousands of her pictures and many of her other productions will be running concurrently throughout the reception to be held at church immediately following the service. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come to the service and to stay for the sharing afterward. Although they bear deep sorrow at her loss, Hadi’s family are lifted by her life and faith and want to share both with everyone. Arrangements entrusted to Conley Funeral Home, Elburn. For information call 630-365-6414, 800-8-CONLEY, or visit www.conleycare.com.MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Hadi’s name to perpetuate her life message. Gifts may be made to the Hadessa Flora Memorial Fund in care of the Old Second Bank, 1991 West Wilson Street, Batavia, IL, 60510 or at any Old Second Bank. Tributes, memories or memorials may be mailed to the family directly, in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded through her obituary at www.conleycare.com.
MEMORIAL A memorial has been established inHadi’s name to perpetuate her life message. Gifts may be made to the Hadessa Flora MemorialFund in care of the Old Second Bank, 1991 WestWilson Street, Batavia, IL, 60510 or at any OldSecond Bank. Tributes, memories or memorialsmay be mailed to the family directly, in careof P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributesmay also be forwarded through her obituary atwww.conleycare.com.
Following cremation, private family committal will later be held.