Sending all my love! 💔
Dana, GiGi, Shane, Melanie and the rest of Eli’s family- Thought and Prayers on the loss of Eli. Just knowing the first 3 people addressed in this message, he was one very loved young man. Dana was so proud when she told us she had a new grandson, between Dana & Shane I feel as if I knew Eli. Hugs for everyone!
I am so glad to be able to meet and work with Eli! He warms my heart! The fact that he was able to have you for a mom is amazing! You should be very proud of yourself. God knew exactly what he was doing when he gave Eli ti you. I wont be able to attend the tribute but my heart and prayers are with you all! Paula Goedde
It was such a joy and privilege to take care of Eli and his family in the ICU. He’s such a special person, along with his mother and sisters.
My sincerest apologies and condolences.
Melanie-I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend the memorial since I’m in RI. I just wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you and your family. Eli is a highlight of my student teaching days and I had so much fun working with him! My favorite memory is him laughing as he watched us try to put up a pop up tent in the classroom that refused to pop up! It kept collapsing on us, which he thought was highly entertaining! Thanks for sharing him with me. You are a rock star mom and Eli couldn’t have asked for better! I think of him often and will continue to do so. Sending you and your family all my support and hope that the happy memories soon outweigh the sadness!
Melanie, Kamea, LIilly-Rose, and the Hickrod family
Our thoughts are with you today as we pray that you find comfort as you pay tribute to Eli’s life. He was an amazing young man with a smile that could light up a room, and his laugh always made me smile, no matter my mood. He touched the lives of everyone he met. I am thankful to have known him. Sending you all my love
Eli Vincent M., 26, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 23, 2023.
He was born on September 22, 1996 to Melanie Hickrod in St. Louis, Missouri.
The infectious laugh and smile of Eli Vincent will be missed greatly by all. Eli had the most beautiful spirit that touched the lives of many. He had an amazing sense of humor. He was an avid movie watcher, his favorites being The Grinch and Cat in the Hat. He loved celebrating holidays by baking, decorating, and making art with his sisters and mom. He loved going bowling and swimming. Eli was a ladies man, known to dance with all the pretty girls. He loved going to see local bands play. Eli enjoyed building Lego Villages with his cousin Echo when they were younger. He absolutely adored his dog, Spot, they were best buddies. Eli lit up the lives of all his family and friends. Eli was so loved.
“Remember me with smiles and laughter for this is the way I remember you.”
Eli will be missed greatly by his mother Melanie Hickrod; siblings Lilly-Rose Trent, Kamea Timmer; grandparents Jeff and Dana Brown; great-grandmother Jean King; uncle and aunts Shane (Becky) Hickrod, Ashley (Duane) Johns, Amanda (Josh) Watjen; 11 cousins; and numerous loving extended family and friends.
Eli was preceded in death by his grandfather Steve Hickrod.
A special thank you to Linda E. White Hospice for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Linda E. White in honor of Eli.
Visitation will be from 11am until 8pm on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Home.
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