Delaney Lynn Mickey
CARPENDALE, W.Va. - Delaney Lynn Mickey, precious child of Dennis and Janet (Westfall) Mickey, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 after courageously fighting a degenerative neurological condition, Juvenile Batten Disease.
In addition to her parents; Delaney is survived by her brother, Brooks Mickey; grandparents, Bobby Joe and Judy (Whitacre) Westfall and Sheila (Fryer) Mickey and special friend Richard McAvoy; aunt Jean Dyson and husband Doug, aunt Trina Howell, uncle Donald Mickey, Jr., uncle Shane Mickey, aunt Holly Grylls and husband Stevie; cousins, Cameron, Dalton, and Reagan Dyson, Nate Howell, Trey Mickey, Evan Mickey, Britni Wilson and husband Travis, Nora Wilson, Whitni Fisher, Aidrianna Godlove, and Gizelle Brooks.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Donald Mickey, Sr.
Delaney was born in Cumberland on March 20, 2003.
Delaney was a student at Frankfort Middle School, where she had been in the school choir. She was so well loved and cared for by the students and staff at each school she attended.
She belonged to the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren.
Since 2011, Delaney loved spending time at Spring Gap Farms where she was able to ride "Foalie." Her other favorite place was the beach. She also enjoyed food, especially Castiglia's spaghetti, Chick-Fil-A nuggets, pizza, and ice cream sundaes. Being outside, socializing and listening to music made her happy.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene Street, Cumberland, on Friday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held in the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Pastors Ed Weaver and David Sutton, officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m.
Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Donnie Mickey, Shane Mickey, Stevie Grylls, Travis Wilson, Doug Dyson, Bucky Whiteman, Kevin Whiteman, and Seth Whitacre.
Our daughter, Delaney, brought more inspiration in her 15 years than most do in a life-time. Delaney was born with Juvenile Batten Disease, but did not show signs of the terminal neurodegenerative disease until she was 4 and a half years old. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either the Batten Disease Support Research Association, 2780 Airport Drive, Suite 342, Columbus, OH 43219 or to the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 50221, Austin, TX 78763.
Published on January 22, 2019

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