It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our sweet daughter, Julia Grace Bixler. Julia passed away peacefully on May 1st at the age of 22. She was fiercely battling pneumonia yet again, but her tired body needed to take it’s rest. Julia was surrounded by loved ones during her final moments. We honor and respect that it was her time to return home to enjoy ever lasting life in heaven.
Julia was born in Santa Rosa, CA on November 18, 1995. She was raised in Downingtown, PA. Julia was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church where our whole family was always loved and supported. She attended the Child and Career Development Center in Coatesville, PA for 14 years. While there, she was loved and cared for with dignity and respect everyday. Julia resided at Ridgecrest Pediatrics in Sellersville, PA for the past 3 years. She was again blessed to be around an exceptional team of people that loved her unconditionally until the end. We are forever grateful to everyone who played a role in raising our beautiful child along side us.
Julia had a smile that could melt any heart and touched so many people in her short life. She struggled every day but never gave up. We were humbled by her resilience. It has been a privilege to be part of Julia’s life. We know that she is pain free and happy in heaven and that brings us comfort during this great loss.
Julia leaves behind her mother, Suzanne Bixler; father, Steve Bixler; older brother David Bixler and younger brother Brian Bixler. She also leaves behind her paternal grandparents, Mary and Leon Bixler and was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Rose and Sam Scerri. Julia also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including her very best friend, Sydney Benner.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, where family and friends will be received from 1:00-1:45 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ridgecrest/LifePath, 5 Life Mark Drive, Sellersville, Pa 18960, Attn: Krissy Gorel. All donations will be used for outings for Julia’s friends residing at Ridgecrest Pediatric Services, a very special place for very special children.