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Ekko Rose Guardado, cherished infant daughter of Erick Guardado and Elexis King, of Locust Grove, went home to be with Jesus on February 12, 2019.
Ekko was born on January 9, 2019 at 9:25 AM weighing 4 lbs 9 oz. She looked just like her daddy, but with her mama’s cheeks and a button nose. She had a head full of long, black hair, which was perfectly suited for bows. She was extraordinarily beautiful with the tiniest of hands and feet. Most of all, she was deeply loved by her parents.
She was a miracle baby, who was not expected to live past birth. Ekko fought a hard fight against Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type II. She was incredibly strong. Even through the pain, Ekko gave her family the precious gift of her smiles. Her life was a miracle and every day she was given was cherished by those who loved her. Even with her short life, she strengthened her family and made her parents into better people. She showed her family that they can get through anything together and that their love is their strength. Ekko truly lived up to the name her daddy gave her; she came into this world and “echoed” out love all around her.
Ekko spent her 34 days of life being held, kissed and loved. Her mama read to her and her daddy loved on her. Her adoring big brother doted on her and affectionately called her “Baby Sissy.” She will be remembered as God’s angel who spent a few precious days on Earth. When she is reunited with her family, she will be bigger, stronger, and running through Heaven to her mama’s arms.
Along with her parents, Ekko is survived by her adoring brother: Everett Asher King; grandparents: Todd and Erin King of Locust Grove, Iris Galan of McDonough; great-grandparents: Glenn Flowers and Deborah Gray-Flowers of Stockbridge; aunt: Destiny King of Radcliff, KY; uncles: Alex Guardado and Kevin Vivian, both of McDonough; great-aunts: Jacqueline Melarra of Riverdale and Morgan Flowers of Alpharetta; second cousins: Melissa Melara and Daniel Melara, both of Riverdale; god-parents: Kaelin Kelly-Williams and Justin Atkinson, both of Wynder.
Ekko’s family would like to extend their most heartfelt appreciation to: Southern Grace Hospice for their loving care of Ekko; Dr. Mickells who helped the family understand Ekko’s condition, did his best in making sure she didn’t feel pain and provided Ekko with the best care even in her fragile state; the exceptional team of doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital who exceeded the family’s expectations.
The Guardado family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville.