“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

Kyle Barrett

In Loving Memory of Kyle Barrett

1984 – 2017

Kyle was a much-loved son, brother, and friend. His brother Mac and his sister Krystin were part of his direct care staff, and his sister Kati adored him. Kyle loved water, bacon, pizza, french fries, kale chips, music, going out with his siblings, rides in the car, giving hugs, barrettes for hair (he called them “clip-clips”), and chicken, which he would always celebrate with “you don’t eat the bone, ‘das right”. Kyle and his Mom lived in the same apartment complex. On his last day they went for a ride, had pizza, and played singing games.

At Kyle’s celebration of life, the podium was down among the congregation to show that all are included in God’s family. The opening song was Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. It is a song Kyle loved (he laughed with delight when he heard it as a ringtone on his Mom’s phone). Kyle only knew love in this life, and it is this love he leaves us with.