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Emily Mae Lustig

May 25, 2006 ~ December 29, 2022 (age 16) 16 Years Old


Emily Mae was a beloved daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter and friend. “She had the most contagious belly laugh that could light up your soul.” “She could spend hours staring at the toys that had light, now she has been blessed to see the purest light of all.” “If you were lucky enough to be present when she gazed into your face, the pure joy radiating from her would blind you.” She enjoyed car rides, swimming, music, and playing with her siblings. Her all-time favorite was sitting on her daddy's lap enjoying the time spent with him.

Despite her lifelong illness and countless days in the hospital she always had an attitude we all should acquire and this was pure joy. When you think of Emily celebrate the wonderful memories you have. She would want you to remember life is short and tomorrow is never promised.

I ached and yearned for that imaginary place, one which I could run and play with a body that was able. Now I sit with God, with natures beauty and astounding light which to those who knew me knew I loved lots of light; I can finally do all those things that I couldn’t in my little body. My little feet ran to Jesus and as soon as I got to heaven I danced and sang as loud as my voice could sing. I sang the song to everyone here in heaven “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5. They totally loved it. To everyone back here on earth life was good to me but now that I am here there isn't any place I would rather be. Learn to forgive and love others just the way I did. I love you all so much. I will be waiting here in heaven for all of you. I will see you soon.


Emily Mae


Emily was born in Indianapolis, IN on May 25, 2006 and was raised in Indiana. She entered Heaven’s Gates on December 29, 2022, passing away at her home in the presence of her beloved family.

Emily is survived by her parents Mark Dodson, Angela Burruss, Stephen and Janelle Lustig; siblings Mya, Logan, Matthew, Gabe, Katie, Marissa, David, Patrishia, Kayla, Nick, Lanaya, William, Andrea, Allie and Kyleigh; maternal grandparents Lynn Noe and Wayne Burruss; paternal grandparents Jack Dodson and Yvette Fisher; in addition to her great grandparents and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Emily was preceded in death by sister Brooklyn; grandparents Joseph Gosciniak, Colletta Lustig, Herbert Lustig, and Chris James; and great grandfather Albert Anderson.

“Blessed more than any will ever know. See ya soon. Love you all.”

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January 4, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040

Funeral Service
January 4, 2023

1:00 PM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040


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