Payton "Sweetness" Smallwood, 14, of Loves Park, daughter of Daniel and Christina (Cline) Smallwood, was born on March 5, 1998 in Rockford.
"Mamma and Big Daddy love you Jelly-we are so proud of you"
"My Feet Gotta Move". Payton, a lover of life, enjoyed swimming, bike riding, her IPAD, attending school, her friends, taking care of her baby dolls, and watching television shows, such as The Price is Right, Ellen, and The Andy Griffith Show.
Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Daniel and Christina Smallwood; her sisters, Kayla and Nattalie; grandparents, Granny and Papa Cline, Grandma Julie; great grandparents, Granny and Pawpaw Hancock, and Grandma and Old Papa Cline; special uncles, Uncle "A" and Uncle Corey; aunts, Sam and Melissa; uncles, Lenny and Michael; her special friends, Cassidy and Cameron; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors.
She was predeceased by her Papa Smallwood and her loving dog, Senior.
A special thank you to Danyelle Bates, Dr. Debbie, Harlem School District, and Buddy Baseball, YMCA (Joyfull Joints), and family.
Memorial service, 2 p.m., Friday, January 11, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park. Pastor Bobby Sheets officiating. Online condolences may be submitted at sunsetfhmemgardens.com