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Kayla Marie Shoemaker


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Kayla Marie Shoemaker, 20, was an innocent victim of a tragic drunk driving accident in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Kayla was born in Melbourne and was a life long resident of Brevard and Lake Counties. Kayla attended both Bayside and Tavares High Schools, graduating from Tavares High School in 2016. Continuing her education Kayla was enrolled and had begun classes at Eastern Florida State College to study her love of the arts.

Kayla is survived by her mother, Heather Shoemaker of Leesburg and her father, Michael Shoemaker of Palm Bay. A loving sister, Kayla is survived by her two siblings, Alexis Shoemaker of Leesburg and Anthony Poirier of Palm Bay. Kayla was preceded in death by her grandmother, Dorothy Sherlock of Leesburg and her aunt, Arren Shoemaker of Palm Bay.

Calling Hours will be from 5pm till the start of service at 7pm, on Sunday, March 10 at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S. Hickory St., Melbourne.


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Christopher Sofran

October 23, 2019, 2:05 pm

Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying.

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sofran

Heather Shoemaker

December 21, 2019, 10:58 am

Hi my angel,
Well the closest it gets to Christmas the more I miss you and I can’t stand being without you. As we hang our ornaments on our tree and go Christmas shopping you are still not forgotten you still get your ornaments every year and you’ll still get gifts every year I just cannot believe that you were not going to be here with us on Earth. I feel your presence so strong this last week it’s been unbearable. I want you to know how much I miss you and how much it has impacted our family’s lives without you here, your brother and your sister are the only reasons why keeping the strength and taking it day by day. I’m so sorry this has happened, I wish I could have went instead of you. You had such a an important and meaningful Life to live. So many things that you did not get to experience, we all miss you more than words can describe. I can’t believe I got through Thanksgiving, and now the big one Christmas I remember last year how you were so happy to come visit and you were so surprised about how many gifts you got and how you loved the fact that I was actually able to pick out gifts that you liked 😊 , and you still stayed until New Year’s Day you were still here through that week and I can remember sitting with you telling you 2019 was going to be your year! I guess if you look at it in a certain way it is your year it was your year. However I don’t agree with it I feel you should be here enjoying your life on Earth until you naturally pass away. I’m going to post a couple of pictures of Christmas many years ago just so we can keep this book updated. I know you’re near because I feel your presence so strong and I know you’re not going anywhere I love you with all my heart my baby girl this is all so much to take in especially it hasn’t even been a year and we’re going through all of the firsts already. I love you so much and I miss you so much Merry Christmas in heaven my angel love always Mommy ❤️💗

Heather L Shoemaker

January 12, 2020, 4:30 am

Hello my beautiful angel, I need you now, I’m breaking down I pray you can’t see the pain I / we are going through, I pray for you to fly high, follow the path that amazing path that God brought you home for. Whatever it is it was too big for Earth you were going in the right direction store are in psychology child development I think there is something so special in you that God needed you and your talent and your soul who you are from your core ❤️ I hate it every single day, but it makes me feel better that you’re doing miracles you’re performing miracles that God brought you home to do things that you could not do on Earth that’s what I truly believe because I know what you having you I know your talents and I know you believes and I know all the impact that you made on this Earth while you were here it is incredible how much impact you have made while you were here I love you very much Kayla nothing will ever change that I love you unconditionally and I always will I miss you so much I pray that you’re okay and I pray that you’re doing the things that I feel like you’re doing I just hope you can’t see the pain that we’re going through I hope you are rejoice a whole different realm that you makes you happy that doesn’t give you any pain that gives you a place where you are to be as much as it is and how hard it is I’m trying to make the best of it and I’m trying to believe all these things and I do I know you were covered in the blood of God and you are protected for your eternal life in heaven I have A New path it’s laid out for me that I must follow from God a new path did I have to follow can you make sure these things don’t happen again God set out a starting place for me and I have to follow and I follow with pleasure defending you getting this court case over with and giving you justice #1, and then I must find out how to change the laws and not allow this to happen anymore I love you my sweet angel there’s nothing that’s going to ever stop that I miss you so much I’m having such a hard night I love you so much baby girl fly high with the angels sometimes I feel you next to me, sing in the Angels choir dance around do the things you normally would do enjoy your new life don’t worry we will all be there eventually to meet up with you I love you so much
Love always Mommy

Clifford Dean

January 26, 2020, 7:17 pm

Came across Kayla’s plaque in Lake Griffin State Park. So sad to lose one so young. Heart felt condolences to you and your family from my family.


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