Gabriella “Ella” Shumate was an exuberant, precocious four-year old who instantly stole hearts with crystal blue-green eyes and her vivacious princess spirit. She expected all to pay attention to her and attended to all, making everyone her friend.
Her life was tragically taken on Monday, May 16, 2011. Ella was riding home with her father when the car they were in, was hit head on by a drunk driver. The collision killed Ella and left her father critically injured.
We hope to honor her by bringing joy to other children. For this reason we have established The Gabriella Shumate Memorial Foundation.