Aliyah was born a month early on September 27th, 2000 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York to Allison Treadwell and Aric Dees. She grew up on the Poospatuck Indian Reservation, Mastic, New York. At the age of 6, she and her mother, Allison moved to Georgia, During her freshman year at Archer High school in Lawrenceville GA, she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer). She valiantly battled this disease for over 3 years. Aliyah was planning on completing her senior year of High School under Gwinnett homebound program under the tutelage of her beloved “Dr. Angela Patrick” before her untimely passing. While she was treated at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta – Scottish Rites and the Aflac Cancer Center, Aliyah formed precious bonds with so many of the nurses, doctors and well as patients and their families. She was blessed and supported by many foundations such as Amanda Riley Foundation, Blue Skies Foundation, Make A Wish Foundation, Camp Sunshine, M.I.B Foundation, Lighthouse Foundation, Thumbs up, C.U.R.E. and many more. Aliyah is survived by her devoted parents Allison Treadwell and Aric Dees, her sister Alyssa Williams (nee Stanford Sadler) niece and nephew, Ava and Ayden Sadler, Sisters Christina and Brianna Williams. Her Maternal grandmother, Darlene Treadwell and Her Paternal Grandparents, Walter and Betty Dees. Her Aunt Lisa Treadwell, Uncle Kyle Treadwell (nee Ivy Treadwell) of Clermont Florida. And a host of Aunts, Uncles and Cousins from the New York, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Kentucky and her best friend Dariana. Aliyah was pre-deceased by Grandfather Warren Treadwell and sister Erika Bonner-Dees.

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  1. Deepest sympathies to your family. May the God of Comfort give you strength during these difficult times. God gives a promise of soon no more suffering and death… Rev 21:4

  2. John 5:25 assures us that soon we will be reunited with our loved ones do not let this discourage my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  3. Dawn, I and the staff of Thumbs Up send our love. We so enjoyed our brief time with your family and Aliyah. Such a special and precious girl. You are loved. You are in our prayers.

  4. Sonsiray, I am sending my love, hugs and prayers to you and your family and I pray that God will comfort you in a way that only he can. Aliyah was an inspiration to so many. May she rest peacefully in her saviors loving arms.

  5. Our condolences to the family. May you look to Almighty God for comfort during this time. He promises a hope soon to be reunited with our loved ones. 1Cor 1:3,4 ; John 5:28,29

  6. Aliyah, I miss you so much already. I wake up each morning and it just doesn’t seem possible. Know one thing for sure, your Aunt Lisa loves you “to the moon and back” and always will. Your beautiful, fearless spirit will never be forgotten. The time we shared together will forever be cherished. All these words don’t even begin to touch the LOVE I have in my heart for you. There are NO WORDS. All there is is LOVE, FOREVER AND ALWAYS!

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