Makayla Marie Lake, 11, of Topeka, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020. She was born December 15, 2008 in Topeka, the daughter of Karri M. Lake and Joshua L. Hayes.
Makayla attended Jardine Elementary School.
Survivors include her mother, Karri M. (Mark) Culp, her father, Joshua L. Hayes, her siblings, Sarah A. Lake, Avalina M. L. Watkins, one step-sister, Hailie M. Culp and step-brother, Gaige J. Whitmer, maternal grandparents, Trudie Lake, Marvin and Sharon Lake and paternal great-grandparents, Tony and Billie Delatorre and Becky Hamill. Makayla is also survived by several aunts and uncles.
Makayla will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. Cremation will follow the visitation and private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Makayla’s favorite color was purple and her favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys. To honor her memory, the family requests you wear something purple or Dallas Cowboys apparel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St, Topeka, Kansas 66604 or to the Friends of the Topeka Zoo, 635 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, Kansas 66606.
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