Obituaries 05-09-24

May 07, 2024


Funeral services for Reese Lynn Kyle, 15, were conducted on Wednesday,

May 8, 2024 from Riverwood Family, with interment following at Riverwood

Memorial Park.

Justin and Brittany Kyle welcomed a baby girl to their family on Dec.

17, 2008 and named her Reese Lynn. She was born in Mobile, Ala.

Of all the things that can be said about the unique person that God made

Reese to be, in regards to hobbies, interests, activities and

personality, and her life, the most important and the eternally lasting,

glorious truth that defined her was this --- she belonged to and is with

her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:7: In Him we have

redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,

according to the riches of His grace....).

God drew her to salvation in Christ several years ago, repenting of her

sin, totally trusting in Jesus alone for forgiveness, submitting her

life to Him as Lord (Acts 20:21: testifying... of repentance toward God

and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ). According to His Grace, which

Biblically, means "unmerited favor," God drew her to salvation,

forgave her and made her a new creation in Christ for His Glory

(Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And

this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of

works, so that no one may boast.; 2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if

anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away;

behold, the new has come.)

God gave her a heart to follow Him as a new creation through His Spirit,

and to give Him glory. He gave her a heart of love, compassion and mercy

that He displayed in and through her life to share the Gospel message of

forgiveness through Christ, with those who God brought into her life. We

thank God that she is with Him (2 Corinthians 5:8: ...we would rather be

away from the body and at home with the Lord), that He gave us such a

beautiful gift for 15-1/2 years and that we will see her again one day!

This is not a false, fickle nor imagined hope, but a sure, steady and

solid Hope that cannot be shaken, because our Hope has a name, and His

Name is Jesus. Therefore, as we do grieve and will for the rest of our

lives, we do so with the grace and mercy given to us in the Lord Jesus

Christ as well as a great joy that only those who belong to Christ can

know (1 Thessalonians 4:13: But we do not want you to be uninformed,

brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others

do who have no hope.) We pray that all would know this hope for God's

glory and the sake of their own eternity.

Please join with us in celebrating God's glory as we praise Him for

all He is and has done in Christ. He made our beautiful daughter a

unique person who loved horse riding, 4-H activities including showing

goats, rabbits and shooting sports. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and

animals. She loved her family, her brothers and sisters in Christ and

most importantly her Lord (1 John 4:19: We love because He first loved


She had a dream to do horse therapy with others, especially those who

were incarcerated, sharing the love and message of the Gospel with them

and others. The Lord has chosen greater things according to His will and

we praise Him that she left with her dream of the Gospel being shared,

but in a beautiful way that none of us could have possibly imagined. We

love and miss Reese and praise the Lord for such an undeserved and

beautiful gift as her.

2 Peter 3:18: To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.


Reese will forever be remembered by her parents; her siblings, Eli Kyle

and Paisley Kyle; paternal grandparents, Mitchell Kyle and Charlotte

Kyle; maternal grandparents, Christopher Ballance, Melinda Burton and

Richard Burton. She is also survived by other friends and family and a

host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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