Sophia Faye Davis, 19 months old, February 8, 2022, Mechanicsburg, Logan County, Illinois: Murder

Nineteen-month old Sophia Faye Davis of Mechanicsburg, Illinois was found murdered, allegedly at the hands of her dad's girlfriend/fiancé's, Cierra Coker. Sophia was brought to HSHS St John's Hospital February 6, 2022 and died two days later on February 8 at 12:27 pm of her injuries.

Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon reported preliminary results of the autopsy showing that Sophia died from traumatic brain injury caused by blunt force injuries to her head. Her death is suspicious and was under investigation.

Cierra Coker, 20 of Lincoln, Illinois has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery and was arrested February 23, 2022.

Rest in peace sweet Sophia.



Sophia Davis 2020 - 2022

Mechanicsburg, IL—Sophia Davis, 19 months old, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at St. John's Hospital.

Sophia was born on July 1, 2020, in Springfield, the daughter of Casandra Needham.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Rodney Pickrel; great grandparents, Debi Cantrall, Helen Needham, Jim Butler, and Betty and Paul Nelson, and Harold and Linda Page.

Sophia is survived by her mother, Casandra Needham; siblings, Alisa, Paige and Curtis Davis as well as several grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 9:30AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00AM on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Southtower Community Church, 1350 South Tower Road, in Dawson, with Pastor Charlie Carver officiating. Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Mini-O'Beirne Crisis Nursery, 1011 N 7th St, Springfield, IL 62702.

Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home, 200 S. Church Street in Mechanicsburg is in charge of arrangements.

DONATIONS The family has put together a GOFUNDME to assist with the services for Sophia. The link here:

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