Claire Buckley, age 5

Lost to gun violence on November 17, 2016 in Stafford, Virginia.

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  • Personality:
    2 Beloved by all who were blessed to know her
    2 Loved purple and pink
    1 Would play with her toy animals for hours on end
    1 Polite, would always say please and thank you
    4 Wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up
  • Occupation:
    1 Brought PURE JOY to everyone blessed to come into her presence!
    1 Loved fruits and veggies and would pick them before sweets
    1 Requested gifts for animals instead of gifts for herself for her 5th birthday party
    1 Loved giggling and doing funny and silly things with her beloved Mimi
    1 Loved her family so much and loved her friends
    1 Heart of gold
    1 Total sweetness and exuded pure LOVE for everyone and all animals
    2 At barely age 5 could already play 6 songs on the piano
    1 Loved gymnastics and swimming
    1 Tragically murdered by her "Father" the one she loved so very much (she adored her Mommy too)
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  • Schools attended:
    3 Kindergarten, Rockhill Elementary (2 1/2 short months)
    3 She loved Kindergarten and loved her teacher (Ms Chao)
  • Comments:
    6 Rest In Peace little angel
    1 Such a precious angel
    1 so beautiful. RIP lil Angel🌼🥀🌹🌷
    1 I’m so sorry baby girl for you and your sister and mum...I hope you’re together🙏🏻 so 💔
    1 Last little girl on earth who should ever have been taken so cruelly like this!

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