Ocean Springs, Mississippi – The Ocean Springs community is grappling with heartache and grief following the tragic passing of Aubreigh Paige Wyatt, 8th grade student, 13-year-old daughter of a beloved middle school teacher known for her ever-present smile. Aubreigh, who resided in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, lost her life tragically, casting a shadow of sorrow over her family and the community.
Aubreigh Paige Wyatt’s death was a devastating result of suicide, a deeply concerning issue that has sparked a call for prayer and heightened suicide awareness within the Ocean Springs community. She was the sister of Heather Wyatt and Taylor Wyatt and had been battling depression, a mental illness that can tragically turn deadly.
Aubreigh Paige was a daughter of teacher at Ocean Springs Middle School, located at 3600 Hanshaw Rd, Ocean Springs, MS. The cause of her untimely death was self-inflicted injuries, as preliminary investigations indicate she passed away from an apparent suicide on Monday, September 4, 2023. Her mom held a deep affection for her family, her students, her friends, and her colleagues.
Her mom, Heather Wyatt, expressed the family’s profound grief, saying,
“My beautiful sweet Aubreigh Paige has gained her angel wings. We are heartbroken ! We are so thankful for all the thoughts and continued prayers. Please continue to pray as we go through this devastating time. My sweet baby 💕 #forever13”
In the wake of this tragedy, the Ocean Springs community has rallied together to support Aubreigh Paige Wyatt’s family. Donations are being collected to assist the grieving family. The Ocean Springs Girls Softball organization has taken the initiative to gather essential items, such as paper plates, paper towels, toiletries, and water, for the family during this difficult time.
Aubreigh Paige Wyatt’s friends have shared their memories of her, describing her as an amazing girl who always wore a smile, even while battling inner demons. They lament that her suffering remained hidden behind her cheerful exterior, and they extend heartfelt condolences to her mother, Heather Wyatt, and her siblings.
Her mother also stated on facebook;
“Stick and stones make break my bonesBut words may never hurt me”They did hurt her! They killed her.Your cruel words made her feel hopeless.Your exclusion made her feel lonely.Your name calling made her hate herself.Your bullying killed my baby!
This tragedy serves as a poignant reminder to residents about the importance of fostering open and compassionate conversations, particularly with young people. The community is coming together to emphasize the significance of kindness and discouraging any form of bullying or hurtful language, as they strive to prevent further instances of youth taking their own lives.
As the community mourns the loss of Aubreigh Paige Wyatt, her family plans to release details about her obituary and funeral arrangements in due course.