Elena Claire Lacoste, 13, passed into heaven on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Biloxi, MS. Elena was born into her parents’ hearts on June 25, 2001. Elena loved to dance, she loved dolphins and all things sea life, she loved life. Elena enjoyed choreographing her own beautiful dances to music for her own enjoyment. She was musically talented, playing clarinet at Biloxi Junior High School Band, had taught herself keyboard, and was teaching herself guitar before she passed. She was a strong young lady in character, actions, and spirit. She is beautiful in every sense of the word. She was loved by many and is being grieved by all who knew her. Her life was blossoming at the time it was cut short. She is now unencumbered by the things of this world and is free to be the loving and joyful spirit that is truly Elena.
Elena was a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast IP Center at North Bay in D'Iberville, MS. In 2013, she received the prestigious "Junior Youth of the Year" award. This award is presented to an individual at the Club who excels in academics, community service and character & leadership skills.
Family and friends would like to create a permanent memorial at the Club to honor Elena's legacy by enhancing the Teen Center with three workstations, equipped with a computer, desk, and printer, for students to be able to do homework after school. Any funds that exceed the goal will be used to set up a scholarship fund in Elena's name so that other children may have the same opportunity to experience the joy and happiness Elena felt when she was at the Club.
- John Sandefur
- Susan Lamey
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