IN MEMORY OF
BRITTANY TAYLOR JONES
born July 28, 1999 and
died July 28, 1999.
by Mommy, Daddy and Kelcee:
Brittany Taylor died on July 28, 1999 at 6:44am. She had an extra chromosome 13 but
right now we don't know how she got it. On July 23, we went to the doctor and found out
that she had fluid around her belly and was sent straight to a specialist to find out
what it was and had to do a amino and found out that she was anemic and scheduled a
blood transfusion for the next day, which was not successful so we were going to try
again on Tuesday. When we went in on Tuesday we found out that she was not alive.
That was the worst day of our lives. I was taken straight to the hospital to induce
labor and at first I didn't think that I could deliver my baby because I wanted to
deliver a healthy baby, not a dead one. It was really hard knowing that I was going
to have to do that. After starting the medicine at 3:00pm I started my contractions about
2:00am and finally delivered at 6:44am. The delivery was hard because my husband wasn't
there. My mother and grandmother were there but I wanted Steve to be there to see his baby. She was so small and weighed only 13ozs.
I knew she would be little but at 19 weeks I didn't think she would be that small. You
could see her characteristics she kinda looked like her sister Kelcee. She had long fingers
and toes and a nose just like Kelcees. It was really hard looking a her but I'm really
glad that we did because in the long run we would have felt really bad.
Friday, July 30,1999 was the funeral. We buried her in this beautiful cemetary in
Rhea County called Babyland. Seeing the little coffin was the hardest part. Steve and
I both wrote letters to her and I gave her one of my favorite Mickey Mouse dolls so she
wouldn't be alone (Aunt Judy gave her a beanie bag hippo. Her daddy put her in the ground
it was really hard seeing that he was so pitiful. But we know that she is in a better
place. Even though we would prefer her to be here with us. We love you B.J. and you are
always in our thoughts. Our little ANGEL...