Kaden Matthew Mallery, 5 years old of Belleville, Ill., born May 5, 2006, in Belleville, Ill., died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at his residence.
Kaden was a loving son and brother. He was full of life and enjoyed spending time outdoors riding his bike or playing with his brothers. Kaden was dearly loved and will be truly missed, but his spirit will live on forever in our hearts. Kaden's life was short but the foot print he left on earth was large. His smile would light up the room. Kaden is now heavens newest angel. Kaden loved to dance and go fishing.
Kaden was the best little buddy a man could have.
Kaden was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Joan Morris Jr., and Tom and Kathy Schieffer.
Surviving are his mother, Melissa, nee Morris (Thomas) Stuart; father, Joseph Mallery; brothers, Tyler Betts and Corey Owens; grandparents, Tony and Theresa Mallery; step-grandparents, Diane and Quentin Lauer; great-grandparents, Richard and Joan Morris Sr., and John and Alice Seeley; aunts and uncles, Richard and Crissy Morris, Matt and Beth Morris, Andrew Mallery, Casey and Edy Mallery, Clint Mallery, and Michael Schieffer; step-uncles, Brian (Rhiana) Stuart; Jason (Sara) Stuart, Justin Stuart and Matt Lauer; beloved friend, Mark Schnider; and many great-aunts and uncles, cousins, step-cousins, and other relatives and friends.
There are no tears in Heaven
Only bright and joyful days
Tears of yesterday are gone
God wiped them all away.
No memory of pain lives here
Heartaches never come
Storm clouds never visit
Each day is bathed in sun.
Though time to part has come to pass
Please lay aside all sadness
One day we'll walk together
In this joyful place of gladness.
- Sherrie Bradley Neal, August 8, 2005
Memorials may be made to the Kaden Matthew Mallery Trust Fund, Associated Bank, 6902 West Main St., Belleville, Ill. 62221. Condolences may be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Ill., 62223.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, with Monsignor Bill McGhee officiating. Interment will follow services at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from July 27 to July 28, 2011