Sydney-Grace "Gracie" LeAnn Upton

A fund has been set up to help Gracie's mother, Courtney Mckenna, pay funeral expenses.

Sydney-Grace LeAnn Upton, 18, of Chesterfield, VA, affectionately known as “Gracie” by her family and friends, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was an upcoming Senior at Matoaca High School. Gracie was an exceptional and talented artist and was pursing her passion in cosmetology and had planned to become a dental hygienist. She had an infectious laugh and smile that would light up a room. Gracie was loving, generous, kind, and thoughtful,she would help those in need whenever she could. Her free spirted “goofy” fun loving charismatic personality was full of adventure, optimism, and had a joyful spirit. She loved animals, the beach, traveling, singing in the car with her mother, dancing, Mexican food, especially cheese dip and chips, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

"This has been the worst experience that our family has ever had to endure. Though we will continue to grieve for Gracie L Upton, we will look for her in the stars, in every rainbow, sunset, sunrise, and everything beautiful in this world! And remember to be kind, and love others. Dear sweet Gracie, your spirit lives on through us all. You have taught us so much and you will be missed for the rest of our lives. Rest in peace our sweet angel...."
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Organizer and beneficiary

Terri James 
Chester, VA
Courtney McKenna