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May 4, 2008 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 15) 15 Years Old
Joecy James Padavic, age 15, of Benton, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2023, at the Benton Civic Center, 414 West Hudelson Street, Benton, Illinois, with Pastor Jesse Hinds officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Benton Civic Center.
Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Joecy was born on May 4, 2008, in Carbondale, Illinois; the daughter of Jeff Padavic and Stacy (Golliher) Padavic.
She was a Sophomore at Benton Consolidated High School where she was a former cheerleader.
Her family said that she enjoyed taking selfies, dancing, singing, hanging out with her friends, and going to the beach in Panama City, Florida. She was looking forward to getting her drivers license.
Surviving is her loving mother Stacy Golliher Padavic of Benton; her doting father Jeff Padavic of Benton; siblings Tyler Golliher and Seth Padavic both of Benton; her grandparents Pat and Connie Golliher of Benton, Cameron and Rhonda Trusty of Benton, Theresa Twogood of Herrin; great-grandparents John and Karen Golliher of Benton, Barbara Whitsett of Benton, Carolyn Trusty of West Frankfort; aunts and uncles: Brad and Jara Wilson of Benton, Preston Golliher of Sesser, Jayme Martinez of Benton, Kyle Grant of Thompsonville; cousins: Lyric and Emerson Golliher, Kylie and Cody Grant, Chesney Chamberlain, Ayzik Martinez, Kadinz and Keezley Wilson; and several great-aunts and uncles, and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandpa Joe Padavic; great-grandparents: George and Mary Golliher, Frank and Ann Padavic, Dennis Whitsett, Francis and Margaret Reith, Carolyn White, and Lonnie Reiger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Passion to Action Memorial Fund; and will be accepted at the services on Thursday.
To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Joecy, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.