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Amelianna Francis Tackett

May 5, 2015 — January 6, 2024


Amelianna Francis Tackett passed away on January 6, 2024, in Temple, Texas. To honor Amelianna's life and bring solace to those who mourn her loss, services have been organized. The visitation will take place at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home on January 14, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen on January 15th at 10:00 AM. Family and friends that would like to be present for burial can reconvene at Copperas Cove City Cemetery at noon.

Amelianna Francis Tackett, affectionately known as "Anna," brought joy and laughter to the lives of those around her. Born on May 5, 2015, at Fort Carson, Colorado, she was the treasured daughter of Brittany Tackett and Joshua Tackett.

From an early age, Amelianna showed a deep love for learning. She was in the third grade and adored school and had dreams of becoming a teacher someday. Outside of school, Amelianna cultivated lasting friendships that filled her life with happiness. Among her dear companions was Trinity, whose bond with Amelianna was an unbreakable thread woven through countless cherished memories. Together, they shared laughter and adventure, creating a beautiful tapestry of friendship that forever graces the halls of their imaginations. One place where Amelianna found endless joy and excitement was at the YMCA.

Within the confines of her home, Amelianna treasured precious moments with her beloved family. A favorite pastime involved playacting with her father, relishing their imaginary adventures as she played with dolls. Her eyes would dance with delight as he lent his voice to bring life to the characters in these make-believe worlds they explored together. Amelianna had a special bond with her mother in the kitchen. As they prepared meals together, she would use leftover food and seasonings to create these delightful culinary experiences and Amelianna not only discovered the artistry of cooking but also deepened her bond with her mother.

Amelianna's vibrant personality radiated through every aspect of her young life. As the baby of the family, she held a special place in everyone's hearts. Her tender age of eight left an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing her. Amelianna's love for her baby dolls was evident in every gentle embrace and every meticulous grooming session she devoted to them. Bathing, dressing, feeding, and caring for them were acts of pure adoration that echoed the tenderness with which she approached life itself. Corner, a treasured blanket, provided Amelianna with solace and warmth whenever she sought refuge from the world around her. With her thumb in her mouth and Corner's tag brushing gently against her nose, she found unyielding comfort within this simple act.

When not immersed in play or academic pursuits, Amelianna liked to delve into Bible stories and find solace within their timeless wisdom. Her faith inspired compassion and empathy within her heart, guiding even mundane moments through a lens of shared humanity. Roblox held a special place in Amelianna's heart as she engaged in thrilling virtual adventures alongside her sister Sariya, offering them both an opportunity to create unforgettable memories together. Their shared passion for this game fortified their bond, filling their lives with laughter and joy.

Amelianna's culinary preferences gravitated toward comfort foods that delighted her taste buds. Chicken alfredo held a special place in her heart. Additionally, she enjoyed chicken nuggets and hamburgers from McDonald's, savoring every bite with childlike delight. Ice cream, Jell-O, and pop were sweet treats that she enjoyed, filling moments of leisure with an extra touch of happiness.

Amelianna leaves behind a legacy of love and resilience that continues to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to know her. She is survived by her devoted mother, Brittany Tackett; loving father, Joshua Tackett; and cherished sister, Sariya R. Espinoza.

Though Amelianna's time on earth was far too short, her impact reverberates through the hearts and minds of all who were touched by her gentle spirit. Her laughter, curiosity, and unwavering love will forever endure, a testament to the beautiful soul she was and the profound imprint she has left upon this world.

As we bid farewell to our dear Anna, let us find solace in the memories shared and allow her love to guide us through the darkness of grief. May her beautiful soul find eternal peace in the embrace of heaven's embrace. Rest well, sweet Amelianna Francis Tackett – your light will forever shine bright in our hearts.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to their family, friends, coworkers, and the many anonymous people who have helped them during this trying time.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, January 14, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home

506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 15, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

2903 E Rancier Ave, Killeen, TX 76543

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Monday, January 15, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Copperas Cove City Cemetery

415 E Avenue A, Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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