Levi James Johnathon Steffy-Pelletier, the infant child of Johnathon Jeffery Pelletier and Kidron Elaine Sherlai Steffy, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Kenai. He was 2 months, 4 days old.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Trinity Christian Center, 37710 Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. A viewing was held prior to the services. Following the services, Levi was buried at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. Pastor Sherry Morris and Raymond Ansel officiated. Following the graveside services a gathering was held at the church.
Levi was born Feb. 16, 2010 in Savannah, Georgia. He lived in Kenai and Kasilof for a short period of time.
His family wrote, "Levi was born at St. Joseph's Candler Hospital in Georgia at 5:15 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. His parents lovingly called him their 'Little Bug' and 'Bean.' Levi loved to learn, bright toys, bath time and traveling in cars. In his life, he was able to see more of the world than most; traveling from the heart of Savannah, down into the Bayou of Louisiana and back to our Last Frontier, Alaska. Levi loved to be held and kissed on. You could always find him in his parent's arms. When you ran your finger down his nose and smacked your lips to kiss, he would smile so big it would light up the room. He was an amazing baby and so loved by everyone who ever saw his beautiful little face. He will be missed by his parents and all who loved him. In the hearts and minds of those who he loved and needed, forever he will be held."
He was preceded in death by James Steffy, Lester Royer, and Natalie Smith.
He is survived by his parents, both of Kenai; grandmother Lisa Lama of Kasilof; uncles, Mario Jerry-Luig and his wife, of Soldotna, Joseph Steffy of Kenai, Orion Robert Suder of Kenai, Parker Suder of Kenai, and Elijah Short of Roseburg, Oregon, and Jessiah Steffy of Soldotna; aunts, Ella Lama of Soldotna, Emma Steffy of Kenai, Aurora Suder of Eugene, Oregon, Molly Stuffy of Soldotna, and Lauren Steffy; great-grandparents, Susan and Richard Gill of Kasilof, Dennis and Ginger Steffy of Soldotna, and Raymond and Sharon Ansel of Soldotna; grandparents, Robert and Amy Suder of Kenai; great aunts and uncles, Sherry and Gary Morris of Soldotna, David and Aleasha Ansel of Soldotna, Bo Ansel of Soldotna, Leslie Ansel of Soldotna, and Jeremy Gill of Kenai; second cousins, Houston Morris of Soldotna, Nate Morris of Nampa, Idaho, Sharae Reese of Anchorage, Sarah Morris of Soldotna, Tyler Ansel of Soldotna, and Ashlea and Jacob Ansel of Soldotna, and cousin, Luigi Lama of Soldotna.
Donations may be made in memory of Levi to the Trinity Christian Church, 37710 Kenai Spur Highway, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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