Danielle Raine Blacksher
Danielle Raine Blacksher, 16, of Vidor was called to her eternal home on Saturday, May 28, from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston .
Services which will celebrate her life will be at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 7, at the Turning Point Church, 3600 North Main Street in Vidor. Officiating will be the Rev. George Gaw, pastor of the church.
Born on March 17, 1995 in Orange, to her parents, David Roy Miller and Christie Michelle (Blacksher) Miller, Danielle lived most recently in Vidor and had lived in towns in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana and she was a member of the Turning Point Church in Vidor.
Although Danielle lived with illnesses during most of her life, she was kind, gentle, brave, very unique and strong, she became a favorite patient of many of the staff of Texas Children’s Hospital and she also enjoyed baking.
In her life and with her illness she felt strongly that “If What They Cannot Do For Me, Maybe They Can Learn From Me To Help Someone Else.” Danielle chose to be baptized just a day before her passing on Friday, May 27.
Greeting her at heaven’s gate and preceding her in death is her paternal great grandmother, Syble Perkins.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her mother, Christie Miller of Vidor; her father, David Miller of Starks; her maternal grandparents, Aleisa Sanders and husband, John of Vidor and Robert Blacksher, Sr. of Orangefield; her paternal grandparents, Donald and Martha Miller of Starks; her maternal great grandparents, Elaine Harrington and husband, Harry of Groves, George Istre and wife, Ethel of Sulphur, Margie Haley of Orange and Jim Tom Blacksher and wife, Erlene of Lumberton.
Other survivors are her sisters, Desiree Blacksher, Aaliyah Spell and Crissa Spell, all of Vidor; her brother, Dalyn Miller of Vidor; her aunt, Patricia Blacksher of Vidor; her uncle Robert Blacksher, Jr. of Orange and Danielle is also survived by numerous extended family, friends and people in the community who loved and prayed for her.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Danielle to further her cause of research to the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers , Attention: Lisa McCoy, 6701 Fannin Street , CC1410, Houston , Texas 77030 , 832.822.4892, orwww.txch.org.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange .