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Torie Mae Costa, 20

Torie Mae Costa, 20, of Cornelius, NC passed away peacefully on December 25, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Torie was born on November 8, 1995 in Oceanside, CA to Marnae Kilmer Costa and Jayson P. Costa.
Words are pale and lifeless when compared to the beautiful spirit we called Torie.  Ethereal was her beauty, graceful and radiant. To be in her presence was to be held in love and all that is good. Though her physical beauty mesmerized, her inner soul had the power to transform and heal those around her. Torie inspired us all to recognize what was meaningful … love, hope, family, connection with one another. She lived fully and authentically. She liberated us from our own fears and made us feel safe and loved.  To be in Torie’s presence, one could not deny that we are eternal, divine, and sacred. Her energy and soul continues to give and live. To say she will be missed, is an understatement. What can be known about this Great Spirit cannot be captured in the realm of words.
How can us mere mortals speak the language of angels…
Torie is survived by her loving family: mother, Marnae Costa of Cornelius, NC; father, Jayson Costa of Lompoc, CA; sister; Emme Laine Costa of the home; step-father; Scott Paul Zipadelli; maternal grandparents, Roger and Zoean Kilmer of Huntersville; paternal grandparents; Tim and Elaine Costa of Lompoc, CA; step-brothers; Rocco and Leo Zipadelli; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Elevation Church 8325 Copley Dr., Cornelius, NC. A funeral mass will be conducted on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 2 PM at St. Mark Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund that is being set up in Tories name. This information will be posted on “Torie Costa Prayer Warriors” on facebook. https://www.facebook.com. Torie Costa Prayer Warriors.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com