It is with a heavy heart and tear-stained faces that we announce the passing of our beloved Aliyah Jasmine Bonicelli. She was a beautiful young woman with a spirit people were drawn to — a girl who loved with her whole heart and was fiercely protective of those she loved. She had dreams and aspirations that we will never get to see come to fruition.
Aliyah was a light that shined ever so bright in the hearts of so many. But, in the early morning hours of April 8, 2018, in Aurora, Colo., that light was snubbed out as this precious life was tragically and unexpectedly taken from the world.
Aliyah was born August 24, 1994, in Thornton, Colo. to mother Danielle Bonicelli and father Edward Lamarr Stinson. She was the first of three children born to this union.
She attended Rangeview High School and Empire Beauty School in Aurora, Colo. Her profession was in hair and beauty for more than two years. She enjoyed hair, dancing, music, going to the casino and making people laugh.
Aliyah is preceded in death by her grandmother Donna Bonicelli. Those she leaves behind continue to cherish her precious memory: her four-year-old daughter Alani Kai Frankin; her mother Danielle Bonicelli, whose heart has been shattered; father Eddie Lamarr Stinson; sisters Antwanette Stinson and Khadeja Stinson; grandparents Daryl Bonicelli and Michele K. Stinson; uncle Nick Bonicelli; cousins Kylie Bonicelli and Kendall Bonicelli; and a host of extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, April 18, in Aurora, Colo., at the Romero Funeral Chapel.