As police continue with an investigation in the circumstances that led to the death of 1-year-old Olivia Hellwig of , family and friends struggle to come to terms with the tragic loss of the little girl.
A family spokesperson, Susan Hankins, has asked that the press and public respect the family's privacy in their time of grief and has issued an official statement regarding the incident.
"The investigation is on-going and we are allowing the police to do their work. Please respect our privacy as we bury our loved one and begin our healing process," Hankins said.
The family will hold a vigil tonight in memory of Olivia. They stress this is a private memorial and request that their privacy be respected.
Obituary re-printed with permission of the family.
Olivia Anne Hellwig, age 1, infant daughter of Brooke and Bradley Hellwig of Snellville, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011. A Candle Light Vigil will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 8:00 P.M. at Lenora Church Park. A Service Celebrating Olivia's Life will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. at Grayson United Methodist Church. Children are encouraged to come and child care will be provided if needed. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to any Sun Trust Bank in memory of Olivia Anne Hellwig. Cards and condolences may be mailed to Brooke and Bradley Hellwig at 1755 Stargrass Drive, Grayson, GA 30017. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company," Snellville Chapel (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. No Press allowed at the Memorial Service. Please respect this family's privacy to mourn and bury their very loved family member.
Details for the Public Candlelight vigil:
Candlelight Vigil at the park where this occurred
(Organized by the Football Association of Lenora Park)
Wednesday, September 21st at 8:00PM
Lenora Park (Football Complex)
4514 Lenora Church Road
Snellville, GA 30039
ABSOLUTELY-NO PRESS at the funeral/memorial service period. This is private service.
Thursday, September 22nd at 2:00PM
555 Grayson Parkway
Grayson, GA 30017