Baby Kathleen "Kit" Felicity Emerson

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May 22, 2019 - November 9, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Kathleen Felicity Emerson, known lovingly as Kit, was born on May 22, 2019, to her parents Bryan and Renee Emerson of O’Fallon and went to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the age of 5 months, 2 weeks and 4 days. She went straight from her parents’ arms to the arms of Jesus.

Kit was born with a severe congenital heart defect and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and spent much of her life in the Heart Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, aside from a short six week period at home. Her soft red hair stuck straight up no matter how much the nurses combed it down, and she loved wiggling her feet and kicking even when sleeping. She was most calm when held in her mother’s arms, and she loved to hear her sisters laugh and sing.

She is survived by her big sisters Zuzu, June, Wendy, and Diana Emerson; paternal grandparents, Steve and Melinda Emerson; maternal grandparents, Ray and Beth Roberson. Also surviving are her aunts and uncles: David and Karen French, Lauren Roberson, Brandon and Amanda Emerson, and Blake and Victoria Emerson.

Our family would like to thank everyone who loved Kit through these past five months; everyone who prayed for her, brought us meals, gave us hugs. Thank you especially to the doctors and nurses at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Heart Center--they fought so hard for Kit and were compassionate to her and to us.

Memorials may be made in Kit’s honor to The Ollie Hinkle Heart Foundation.

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  1. diane November 10, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    candle 3Rest in peace sweet baby

  2. Erin Fassl (Young) November 10, 2019 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    My family has been praying for yours since before Kit was born and we will continue! Our hearts break for you both as well as your girls and extended family. I am so thankful that you do not grieve as those who have no hope…but I can imagine the grief is still overwhelming. Thank you for bravely sharing updates throughout Kit’s journey and allowing us to know your sweet girl just a bit. Your courage and vulnerability is beautiful. It has been and is our privilege to lift your family up in prayer.

  3. Lauren Hoodenpyle November 10, 2019 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    candle 4You are so loved sweet Kit.

  4. The Watson Family November 11, 2019 at 1:49 am - Reply

    candle 2Our love and prayers for all of you. Kit was such a precious baby girl. She will always be loved and remembered.

  5. Jessica Adams November 11, 2019 at 6:32 am - Reply

    candle 4Continuing to pray for Kit and your family. I know we are not the closest but I’ve always looked up to you and your family and my heart hurts so much for you, ZuZu, June, Wendy, Diana, and Brian. We will never forget Kit or the joy she brought to everyone and know she is whole and warm with Jesus.

  6. Rachel Menke November 11, 2019 at 6:39 am - Reply

    candle 1Fly high, sweet baby girl ❤ you’ve impacted so many lives, more than you could ever know. Your light has been felt everywhere. Only the strongest are 1 in 100. You have been and still are a warrior.

  7. Jennifer Martin November 11, 2019 at 7:00 am - Reply

    candle 7Love and prayers, love aunt jennifer

  8. Marla Fergus November 11, 2019 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Love and prayers for all of you today.❤

  9. margaret newsom November 11, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss! She’s in Gods hands . Praying for y’all.

  10. Jennie Mnich November 11, 2019 at 7:30 am - Reply

    candle 1In the His eternal light, Love and Peace little angel.

    • cara hancock November 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      candle 1rest sweet kit. it’s time to rest. my heart is shattered for your loss, but i know you are in a place of unimaginable beauty and peace. you only know pure happiness and for that i am so grateful. i love you baby kit… so much love from north carolina.

  11. Cheryle Strother November 11, 2019 at 9:08 am - Reply

    candle 2Prayers-God is with all of you

  12. Tom Smart November 11, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

    candle 1Missy and I love you all dearly. We are grieving with you all during this loss. May God grant you both confront through this most difficult time.


    Tom and Missy

    “In Christ alone my hope is found
    He is my light, my strength, my song.
    This Cornerstone, this solid ground,
    Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
    What heights of love of depths of peace
    When fears are still and striving cease.
    My comforter, my all and all.
    Here in the love of Christ I stand.”

  13. Jennifer Lehr November 11, 2019 at 10:14 am - Reply

    candle 4Love and prayers
    ❤ Jenn Lehr

  14. The Geisenhoff Family November 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our deepest sympathies are with your families as we surround you in prayer for comfort and peace knowing that sweet Kit was and will always be a blessing in your heart. May God bless and keep your family, make his face to shine upon you, turn his countenance upon you , and give you peace.

  15. The Geisenhoff Family November 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    candle 7Prayers and love to you all.

  16. Stephanie Britt November 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    candle 6Much love to all of you. Sweet angel baby now up in Heaven. We love you all and are praying for you and the days to come.

  17. Casey FishTutor November 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    candle 8Praying for you and your family during this time. My Gods peace surround you and his comfort sustain you.

  18. Tammi Harper November 11, 2019 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    candle 7Beth and Lauren..I’m so sorry to hear about Kit..your family is our prayers and we send all our love to you!
    Tammi Harper
    Bryce Harper

  19. Mireya avila November 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    candle 4Love and prayers for you and your family I’m so deeply sorry for your lost

  20. fabrice November 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    candle 2Love, prayers and friendship. Fabrice, Rome GA

  21. Tamatha Powell & family November 11, 2019 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    candle 6Lifting your family up in prayer!!!

  22. Debra Taylor November 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    candle 1We are both so sorry. We will pray for your family. Louise Taylor and Debra Taylor

  23. Mary Corbin November 12, 2019 at 7:37 am - Reply

    You will never have to worry of Kit’s safety because she is in the arms of Jesus. Family members who have gone on have rushed to greet her and they are loving on your baby. Love, Mary Corbin

  24. Jessica Smith November 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    candle 6Sweet Baby Kit! You are so loved! You have such a good mommy and daddy. Praying for Jesus to carry you all!

  25. Saint Louis, Missouri November 13, 2019 at 5:45 am - Reply

    candle 1❤🙏

    My heart hurts for you…..


  26. Heather Cadenhead January 9, 2020 at 9:38 am - Reply

    candle 1We love and miss you, Kit. 💔

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