Emma Grace Patricia Sweet, 2, of Columbus passed from this life on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 10:58 a.m.
Emma was born on August 29, 2019, in Columbus the daughter of Jeremy W. and Linsey M. O’Neal Sweet.
She attended Lil’ Stars Daycare and enjoyed competing in local, state and national pageants with America’s Best Pageants where she won the Baby Miss Bartholomew County 2021 and was the current Tiny Miss Bartholomew County 2022. Emma appeared in many magazines and enjoyed modeling for Little Luna’s out of Seguin, Texas, which made handmade clothes. She belonged to Model Mavens Pageant Studio and loved spending time with her coaches, Coach Chelsea and Coach Tashanda. Emma always loved dancing with her daddy, and in her 2 years here she made it to some fun places… she went to Disney World to see her favorite Minnie Mouse recently, some of her other favorite places were Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Holiday World. Emma loved her brothers and was known to rule the roost with them, however they would do anything for her. She always loved being barefoot or wearing her crocs, dancing, the Baby Shark song, eating fruit- especially the strawberries, bananas and blueberries, and wearing her hair in pigtails. Emma loved her momma so very much and would get so very excited when she pulled up to pick her up at daycare.
Survivors include her parents, Jeremy W. and Linsey M. Sweet of Columbus; siblings, Bentley Sweet, Elijah Sweet, Destiny Sweet, and Brayton Fields all of Columbus; grandparents, Melodee (Rick) Hand of Columbus, Dennis O’Neal of Columbus, Inita Sweet of Columbus; aunts and uncles, Bryan O’Neal of Columbus, Larry (Robin) Sweet Jr. of Alabama, Krystie (Dewayne) Petro of Scipio; cousins, Guy and Lyla O’Neal, Jacob and Larry Sweet, Kenneth, Rebecca, and Corey Petro; and a niece, Gabriella Pettit.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Larry Sweet; cousin, Ricky Petro; and great grandparents, Harry Jr and Patricia Gaskill and Gilman and Betty O’Neal.
In keeping with the families wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 12:00 p.m. at Barkes, Weaver &Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Rev. Marcus D. Speer officiating. A live stream of the funeral service may be viewed at 12:00 p.m. Saturday at barkesweaverglick.com.
Family and friends may call for visitation from 10:00 a.m. till time the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Emma through the funeral home to Bartholomew County Sheriff Department, America’s Best Pageant System, Bartholomew County Toys for Tots, or any first responder organization of donor’s choice.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Sweet family and a video tribute viewed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.