Collinsville Students Pay Tribute To Girl Who Lost Fight With Cancer

Thursday, October 15th 2020, 9:49 pm


Students and athletes in Collinsville honored the life of a ten-year-old girl who died from an aggressive stage-four lung cancer this week.

Isabella Henderson was a Collinsville Elementary School student.

As the Henderson family prepares for Isabella’s funeral this weekend, Collinsville football players and students wanted to do something in remembrance.

Upperclassmen in the front rows of the student section wore yellow tonight in honor of Isabella, which students said was her favorite color.

Many of the football players also chose to wear yellow undershirts, socks or wristbands.

Some of them said showing Isabella support during her battle with cancer helped bring the entire community together over the last several months.

Seniors and Isabella's principal said they hope she's remembered for her toughness and positive energy.

"Isabella loved everyone, she would talk to a stranger, she's going to love you no matter what,” Collinsville senior Baylor Enyart said. “She's going to be your best friend.”

"Just a very sweet young lady, precious spirit,” Collinsville Upper Elementary Principal Arlin Stacy said. “The first thing I think about is her smile, contagious smile. Just full of life, loved to play soccer. With any child it's devastating, she's special."

The family said everyone is welcome at the funeral this weekend. Everyone is welcome to wear Isabella T-shirts, cardinal shirts and sports uniforms.

Viewing is at Mowery’s Funeral Service in Owasso, Friday October 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The funeral will be held at First Church Owasso, Saturday October 17 at 10 am.