Katherine “Katie” Laura Kirby, 19, of Friendswood, Texas passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Katie graduated from Clear Brook High School in 2015 and continued her education attending Abilene Christian University with a major in Elementary Education.
Katie truly enjoyed her short life here on Earth to the fullest by always encouraging others and sharing her engaging and infectious smile. She was very active in her church and school both in high school and college where she participated in choir, handbells, UM Army, PALS and various other activities. Katie was so excited to have recently joined the ACU social club, GATA, where she became a true “flame” – a bright light that continues to shine. Besides her passion for music and singing, Katie loved popcorn, movies, reading and travelling, she especially loved to cruise.
Katie had made Song of Solomon 4:7 her life verse:
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
Katie shares her heavenly life with her grandfather, Francis Collins; grandparents, Ben and Betty Kirby; her cousin, Teri Rae Gilpin and her uncle, Gary Loke.
She is survived by her parents, Dawn and Jerry Kirby of Friendswood, Texas; grandmother, Jane Collins; Aunts and Uncles: Martha and Ray Montgomery, Kay Loke, Brenda Collins, Ann and Jerry Richmond, Clarence and Mimi Collins, and Elaine and Noe Acosta. Katie is also survived by her cousins, Shannon Smith, Holli and Brynn Tutt, Matthew and Joel Loke, and Aryn Acosta, many loving second cousins and cherished friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Jim Bass and Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Katie Kirby Student Care Fund at Abilene Christian University (ACU.edu/give)
Condolences may be sent to the Kirby family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.