Farewell ‘Officer Abigail’: Funeral details announced for 7-year-old cancer warrior Abigail Arias

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2:34 pm CST, Thursday, November 7, 2019

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Abigail Arias, the child who became an officer, a change agent for good and today, an Angel.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Abigail Arias, the child who became an officer, a change agent for good and today, an Angel.”

Photo: Freeport PD/Facebook

Photo: Freeport PD/Facebook

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Abigail Arias, the child who became an officer, a change agent for good and today, an Angel.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Abigail Arias, the child who became an officer, a change agent for good and today, an Angel.”

Photo: Freeport PD/Facebook

Farewell ‘Officer Abigail’: Funeral details announced for 7-year-old cancer warrior Abigail Arias

Funeral plans have been set for 7-year-old Abigail Arias, the honorary police officer who took the nation by storm, after she passed away this week following a long battle with a rare form of cancer.

A memorial will be held Monday, Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Second Baptist Church located at 1817 Shanks Road in Angleton, TX.

The funeral will be Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at Grace Church Houston at 14505 Gulf Freeway.

The Houston community has already begun to celebrate her in memoriam. Texas Roadhouse in Rosenberg located at 24020 Southwest Freeway is hosting a fundraiser today for Abigail.

10% of your bill at Texas Roadhouse from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be donated to the Arias family. The “signature shirts” for Abigail will also be for sale for Officer 758, and all proceeds will be donated to the family.

Abigail Arias, lovingly known as “Officer Abigail”, had suffered with cancer since 2017.  Over the past few months, she had been made an honorary police officer in her hometown of Freeport, Texas, as well as by department as far away as New York.

In mid-October, Abigail’s father, Ruben Arias, tearfully shared on Facebook that she began experiencing pain in her left side. When they met with her oncology team, Arias said the family was told that 3/4 of her left lung had been consumed by the tumor — and the right lung “was not far behind.”

Arias said doctors asked for permission to start coordinating with a hospice care for her medication. But “Officer Abigail” didn’t let that keep her down.

She still made several appearances, and her wish came true to meet the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve ahead of the first game of the World Series against the Washington Nationals.

“She has touched millions of people’s hearts in the nation,” Garivey said. “She fights the bad guys just like us police officers.”

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