Gianna E. Sayers-Warfield 2007-2019

HOWLAND — Gianna E. Sayers-Warfield, 12, of Howland, passed away unexpectedly at 11:47 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in the emergency room of St. Joseph Warren Hospital, after becoming ill at home.

Gianna was born Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in Warren, the daughter of Lavant and Coral Sayers Warfield and was a lifelong area resident.

She loved listening to music and yelling at her little brother and sisters whom she adored being a big sister to. Anyone who met Gianna felt her joy of life and laughter. She never met a stranger.

Because of her lifelong illness, Gianna was not able to attend public school. She spent a lot of time with her friends at Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland.

Gianna will forever be cherished by her parents, Lavant and Coral of Howland; her siblings, Augusta V. Sayers, Haarper L. Warfield and Marlee L. Warfield, all at home, Jordaan Warfield of Warren, Jahmarra Warfield of Columbus, Jaaron Warfield of Columbus and Tyler Warfield of Warren; her grandparents,Vaughn and Lucille Sayers of Cortland; grandmother, Marlene Warfield of Warren; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and by a host of friends, especially Bernie and Juanita at Children’s Rehab, with whom she had a special bond since birth.

Gianna was preceded in death by her uncle and aunt, Joe and Kim Sayers; and uncles, Rahman and Aaron Warfield and James Johnson.

A funeral service celebrating Gianna’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, Warren. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the hour of a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donation, in Gianna’s name, to Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 885 Howland Wilson Road, Warren, Ohio 44484.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones. This obi

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