On December 19, 2020, our beloved daughter and sister Emily left this world of pain, suffering and hospitals when God welcomed her into the glory of heaven with a new healed perfect body. Since May she bravely fought her many serious health issues, supported by the continuous prayers of family and friends. She is at peace now with Jesus, her Savior. Though our hearts are broken that she is not with us, she would want you to know that our grief is not without hope – we know that, because of Jesus, we will see her one day in heaven.
Emily was born on October 29, 1989, and grew up in Laurel. She was a big personality – witty, funny, sometimes shy and sometimes bold, fiercely loyal to her friends, loving. She spoke her mind, whether through words or facial expressions! Emily showed strength of spirit as she endured unrelenting pain since late August and strived to live.
She was active in her church, Landover Hills Baptist, participating in youth group, choir and mission trips, teaching in Awana, and assisting in many community outreach activities. After many years of attending hot summer swim meets where her sister was swimming, she joined the team herself and swam for 6 years. She graduated from Annapolis Area Christian School. She attended Carson-Newman University in Tennessee for 1 year, however, she decided it was too far away from home for her! She came back to Maryland, got her Associate degree from Howard Community College, and then her Bachelor’s degree in Early Education from Salisbury University. She taught in several pre-schools, beginning with pre-Kindergarten and landing with 2-year-olds, which she found to be her passion. While she was battling her illnesses, she was exploring training for a different career as a veterinary technician.
She is survived by those who loved her and shared her 31 years on earth - her loving family: parents, Stephen Springer and Deborah Stover-Springer, sister Lindsay, grandparents Charles and Anne Stover, aunt and uncle Julie and Steve, aunt Rachel, cousins Heather, Steven, Joshua, Joe, Jill and Henry; her church family; and many friends.
For our remaining days on earth, we will have an Emily-sized hole in our lives. However, we are thanking God for her 31 years with us.
As she wished, Emily will be cremated. Steve, Deborah and Lindsay will take her ashes to Myrtle Beach, a place she loved, and scatter them at sea. A Celebration of Life service will be at Landover Hills Baptist Church after Covid restrictions are lifted.
Emily's family invites you to share memories of her - they will be a treasured comfort.
A memorial donation in honor of Emily may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Please designate your donation for Calciphylaxis research.
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National Kidney Foundation
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