Levi Stephen Collom was a happy, healthy, 3 1/2 year old boy that died unexpectedly and with no answers. He was the precious son of Glenn Collom and Ellie Woods Collom. The baby brother of Victoria Collom. The grandson to Steve and Viney Mosley, Bobbie Collom and the late Charles Collom and Steve Woods. The great-grandson of Maxine Woods and the late James Woods.
Here is Levi’s story, in the words of his Mother, Ellie.
Levi woke up on Saturday, March 17th, 2012, with a slight fever. He snuggled up with his sister on the couch that morning while they watched cartoons. That is a memory that I cherish. He told me he wasn’t feeling well and he was cold. I took his temperature and it was around 100. I gave Levi some Motrin and he began to feel better.
Our family left the house and went to Cape Girardeau for lunch and did a little shopping. We went to a local restaurant, and Levi played in the children’s area. He had the biggest smile on his face. We even stayed extra long because he was having so much fun. We headed home after that and Levi and Glenn (his daddy) played in the backyard.
Victoria and I left to go to Sikeston, because I had a contract that needed a signature for a house that I sold (one that I will never be able to go into again). I remember telling Levi bye, and that I loved him. He still had the biggest smile on his face. He was in our backyard playing on his John Deere 4-wheeler and his swing set. My only regret is that I didn’t go give him a hug and a kiss.