Remembering Emily Javadi

Family announces celebration of life services for 'amazing soul' Emily Javadi

Family announces memorial services for 'amazing soul' Emily Javadi

The family of Emily Gabrielle Javadi, the vibrant 34-year-old woman who was killed in a tragic car accident on February 10, have announced details about her services. There will be a celebration of life memorial on February 14 at the Granada Theater from noon-1 pm, followed by a second event at Hotel ZaZa from 2-4 pm.

"This is a celebration for her amazing soul, and exactly as she would want it," said her sister Adrienne Morigi.

Javadi was struck by a speeding car, driven by Travis Elwell, 23, who was charged with intoxication manslaughter. Javadi was standing at the curb, leaning into the backseat of a parked car when Elwell crashed into it, throwing her into a metal pole.

Javadi was a business analyst who worked for Baylor. She was a dedicated athlete, warm hostess and a loyal friend with a wide reach into many circles, says close friend Chasity Ann Noel.

"Her death touched many people because she was connected to so many diverse groups and different people in the Dallas community," Noel says. She had her CrossFit workout friends. She had her open-mike music friends. Art friends. Foodie friends. She was so well-connected and meshed well with so many groups of people. And the people she connected with, she really connected with."

Noel says Javadi was very generous with her time and would do anything not only for her best friends, but for people she barely knew. "That's exactly why her energy was so contagious and so many people liked her. She'd do the little things," Noel says.

Noel was part of a circle of close girlfriends who hung out, going out for dinner and drinks or taking turns cooking dinner.

"She loved hosting and having little get-togethers," Noel says. "If it was your birthday this month, she'd volunteer  – any excuse to get together and have a good time. She had many circles of friends. That's the impact she had on so many people’s lives."

Emily Javadi
Emily Javadi was killed by a drunk driver in Uptown on February 10. Courtesy photo