Carly Jo Royer, 24, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019. With love and courage, her tender spirit left this earth after a determined fight against illness and she did so on her own terms. She was surrounded by her large circle of friends and family as she moved from here back to our Heavenly Father. Survivors include her parents, Thomas and Susan Royer; brother, Evan Royer; and grandmother, Joyce Royer. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Edith Miller; and grandfathers, Kelly Miller and John Royer. Carly loved animals and volunteered for seven years at the Richmond Animal League. In her short life, Carly touched so many with her positive, inclusive, and strong character. Innately wise, she blessed others and led quietly. Truly beautiful inside and out she exemplified God’s love for us by being a steady, genuine, forgiving, unbiased, merciful giver and friend to others before herself. Heroically and gracefully she fought her illness with the dedicated incredible caring staff at VCU Medical Center, whom the family appreciated and thanks. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Central Baptist Church in Chesterfield. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. So, fly away home to the Father, sweetest Princess Carly. This universe is brighter because you danced in it!