Friends and family are remembering the little girl who tragically died on Saturday after she fell into a grease pit outside of an ice cream parlor in Auburn, Alabama.
Sadie Andrews’ mother, Corrie, told AL.com that the little girl “had more faith than any child I’ve ever seen.” Corrie also shared how Sadie, who is one of six kids, would always volunteer to pray when the family worshipped God at night and that she would ask God to help others.
“I’m not just saying that because she was my child,” she said of Sadie’s faith. “She would come sit on my lap and sing ‘Be Still My Soul.’ Her favorite song was ‘Jesus Loves Me.'”
Corrie added, “We know without a shadow of a doubt, our baby is with Jesus.”
Sadie’s dad, Tracy, also remembered his daughter, telling AL.com that he’s grateful for the three years that the family had with the little girl before her tragic death. He also shared some of the lessons that she taught him about love.
“She taught me about being happy and loving life and loving people. At 3 years old, there’s no preconceived notions,” he said. “To her, everybody was good. She didn’t see the bad. She just loved people and it didn’t matter what they did.”
As the owner of the Auburn Bruster’s, our deepest condolences go to the family of the child who tragically died…
Sadie drowned on Saturday after she fell into a grease put outside Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. Shop owners Lance and Kara Latham put out a Facebook statement on Sunday expressing condolences for the family and saying that the owners are heartbroken over what unfolded.
“As the owner of the Auburn Bruster’s, our deepest condolences go to the family of the child who tragically died Saturday. They are acquaintances of ours and have been regular customers. We are truly heartbroken that this happened,” the statement read. “Our thoughts also are with our young crewmember who tried to revive the child. Like all of us, he is quite shaken. The entire Bruster’s family is horribly saddened by this tragic accident.”
A YouCaring crowdfunding campaign aimed at helping the Andrews family with funeral expenses quickly exceeded its $10,000 goal, with the total amount crossing the $12,000 threshold. The campaign was organized by Sadie’s uncle, Chad Vermillion.
“The body of Christ is powerful when we act together and if we can help alleviate their burden let’s do so,” Vermillion wrote in the description. “Above all else, please pray for my dear sister Corrie and brother in law Tracy. The pain insurmountable right now.”