The community can send flowers, private condolences and sympathy card through the Richardson Mortuary’s website. The obituary can be found here.
The sickly four-year-old was reported missing May 4 by her stepfather, Derion Vence. He was arrested a week later on a charge of tampering with evidence and has remained in jail since.
Maleah’s remains were found in Arkansas and according to community activist Quanell X, Vence confessed to him that he had dumped her body and that her death was the result of an accident.
Meanwhile, the cause and manner of Maleah’s death remain under investigation. Vence is the prime suspect in connection with her disappearance.
Here’s how to contribute to her funeral:
- Order flowers by phone: 888-579-7953 with Code: 2000235P
- Order flowers online by clicking this link
- View/Sign Guest Book
- Send Private Condolences
- Send Sympathy Card
- Donate Funeral Funds
In related news, teddy bears and toys are being collected for the child’s funeral, ABC reports.
A sign displayed at the apartment complex where Maleah lived with her family goes on to say the toys will then be given to the Houston Fire Department. There’s also a painted mural honoring the little girl on the apartment’s fence.