Connor Travis Royal, age 10 months, was called home on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia Beach.
Connor was born May 5, 2016, in Norfolk, to parents Zeke and Natalie Royal. A happy and bright-eyed child, Connor was known by his family and friends to always have a smile on his face.
He enjoyed spending time outside, playing with his older brother, Derrick, and snuggling with his favorite toys. He learned how to crawl, stand up and say “Mama, Dada.” His family misses him greatly, but is happy that he is with someone who loves him as much as they do. He always was a light of hope and always will be.
Connor is survived by his parents, Zeke and Natalie Royal; brother, Derrick Royal; paternal grandparents, Maxine Simms, Mark Royal, Arthur Simms and Diana Royal; maternal grandparents, David and Ann Pieta; great-grandparents, Ronald and Lois Pieta, and George and Shirley Waldock; and Uncle Dan Pieta, Aunt Suzanne Pieta, Aunt Roxanne Royal, Aunt Stacyann White, Aunt Iman Brown, Uncle Kevin Williams, Uncle Andrew White, Uncle Marvin White, Aunt Toline Blake and loving family.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations with a funeral to follow at 1:30. Please wear white if possible.
Please share a memory with the family at familychoicefunerals.com.