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Kaitlyn Grace Kieszek, born July 15, 2007, passed away on April 16th 2012 in the arms of her loving parents and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Kaitlyn's life would seem too short to many, but for those who were touched by her infectious smile and contagious laugh understood that the quality of life far exceeds the quantity of time in which you live it.

Despite Kaitlyn's medical condition, she was happy, loving, waved and said Hi and Bye to everyone she met. She was sensitive to others' feelings, determined, stubborn and would try to do anything, even the impossible, and then would try it again. She taught us that every day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. Kaitlyn loved trying to keep up with her younger sister Callie and help take care of her baby sister Quinn. She enjoyed playing dress-up, reading books, and solving puzzles. She loved being outdoors swinging on the play set or splashing in the pool. She was a social butterfly who loved being around people and making new friends. She understood far more than she spoke.

With Kaitlyn's passing we remind others that her life is one to be celebrated, although we will miss her every day, especially her beautiful eyes and golden blonde curls. She will always remain forever in our hearts. Through her, we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been a privilege to be her parents. We are so thankful Kaitlyn's sisters Callie and Quinn met her and they will hold dear the memory of Kaitlyn's tender spirit.

Kaitlyn is survived by her loving parents, Drew and Kathi Kieszek; sisters, Callie and Quinn Kieszek; paternal grandparents, Larry and Carol Kieszek; maternal grandparents, Bill and Darea Oxendine; great grandparents, Harry (Baba) Baker, Mary Katherine Oxendine and Kathryn Kieszek; uncles, Jason Oxendine, Nick Kieszek, and John Pappas; aunt, Shelley Pappas; cousin, Georgia Pappas and many more family and friends.

A Celebration of Kaitlyn will be held Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church, 10000 Newberry Road, with Pastor John Parks officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA, 823 NW 143rd Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jordan Klausner Foundation / GCEA, 3714 NW 33rd Terrace Gainesville, FL 32605.



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Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2012
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