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Everett John Wilkins was born on March 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. During his short time on earth, he battled a congenital heart defect (hypoplastic left heart syndrome or HLHS), a genetic microdeletion, and various other health complications. Through all of the challenges he so bravely faced, he brought much joy to many people, including the nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals who cared for him, his family, and the many people praying for him and following his story. Everett was described as “social” by his nurses and many people pointed out how alert he was, gazing at the faces of those caring for or visiting him, or focusing intently on his beloved mobile. His beautiful brown eyes seemed to reflect a depth beyond his two months of age, and some of his parents' fondest memories of him are looking into those precious eyes.
While Everett never had the chance to experience life outside of the hospital, he certainly knew the love of his family and friends and touched countless hearts. He showed us the value of all humans, regardless of disability or medical challenges.
Everett went home to his Heavenly Father on Father’s Day, June 19, 2022, and his broken heart was finally made whole. From when we found out about Everett’s HLHS diagnosis at 20 weeks of pregnancy, we said God was going to plan each day of Everett’s life. We find comfort in knowing the purpose the Lord ordained for him on earth is fulfilled. Everett is survived by his father Scott, his mother Melody, big brother Joel, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. We miss him deeply and look forward to the day we are reunited in eternity.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well…Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” -Psalm 139:14, 16
Everett’s Celebration of Life will begin with a viewing at 10:30 am, followed by his memorial service at 11:30 am at White’s Funeral Home (404 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, California 91702). All are also welcome to join the family for his graveside service at 1:30 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery Pomona (444 E. Lexington Ave., Pomona, California 91766). Reception to follow (location TBD).
We welcome flowers, particularly sunflowers in memory of the joy and light that Everett brought us. To make a donation in honor of Everett, please click on the links below: