Pastor shares memories of first-grader who died after car accident – The Stanly News & Press

Pastor shares reminiscences of to start with-grader who died soon after auto accident

Revealed 11:09 am Thursday, March 30, 2023

Open Door Baptist Church Pastor Nathan Hammill says Elise Lane Lowrance was “one of the most loving and caring little ones you would ever meet.”

Hammill will officiate the funeral Sunday for the 7-calendar year-old who died Tuesday following accidents sustained in a motor vehicle incident March 24.

Hammill stated he observed her each and every day, as Elise was in the very first grade at Open Door Christian Academy, what he called a homeschool co-op.

“She was an superb pupil, straight A’s, good as a whip, just a terrific child in class,” reported Hammill, who has pastored Open up Door for almost 14 many years.

Elise Lowrance (Contributed)

She was lively in church, singing in choirs and collaborating in youth functions.

“They were being trustworthy to be right here,” he mentioned. “They are the kind of family members that invitations me to the family members reunions, to the birthday events. We have been close.”

Hammill reported Elise had a “loving individuality.”

“A fantastic child all all-around,” he stated.

When talking of working with the loss, Hammill references Hebrews 11:38: “Of whom the globe was not worthy.”

“That’s how I contemplate minimal Elise,” he said. “This globe was not deserving of the unique human being she was. She would light up a place just by going for walks in it.”

Elise was born Jan. 5, 2016 in Cabarrus County, a daughter of Sean Tyler Lowrance and Cassie Caudle Lowrance.

She loved God and liked dancing, gymnastics, looking and fishing, in accordance to her obituary.

Other than her dad and mom, she is survived by brother Graham Lowrance, sister Piper Lowrance and numerous other kinfolk.

In accordance to a report earlier this 7 days from Erica Tyson, her aunt, Elise was in the back seat on the driver’s side and sustained critical injuries to her spinal column.

Kaidyn Parks, Elise’s cousin, was also hurt in the crash. Hammill mentioned she is recovering and could be unveiled quickly from the medical center.

Tyson said Parks’ 16-calendar year-aged sister Kaylee was turning right on to N.C. Freeway 73 from Nelson Mountain Street with the intention of then turning still left on to Cane Push when a further car crashed into the vehicle.

Details from N.C. Highway Patrol is not available nonetheless. It is not known if costs may well be pending in the crash.

Elise’s funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Open Door Baptist Church, wherever she was a member.

The relatives will receive close friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Tyson set up GoFundMe pages to help with health-related bills for the households of Elise and Kaidyn.

Hammill claimed donations may possibly also be produced through the church. Checks might be built to Open up Door Baptist Church, c/o The Lowrance Relatives, 44563 U.S. Freeway 52, Richfield, NC 28137.