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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Kera Ann Braden

13 March, 199810 May, 2020

Kera Ann Braden, age 22, born March 13, 1998 in Arlington, Texas and went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2020 in Watauga, Texas.

Kera graduated from Richland High School in 2016. She worked for several years at Horizon Kidz in Watauga and Roanoke and most recently was a receptionist for Fuzzy Tacos in Watauga.

She is survived by her parents, Roxane & David Sikoff and Scott Braden; grandparents, Robert and Nell Christianson and Dorothy Braden; siblings, Krista, Bailey, Bobbi, Brittany, Bethany, Candace and Lacey; uncles, Dale Christianson, Danny Braden, Michael Braden, Wayne Braden and other family members and friends.

Memorial Service will be held at 10 am, Friday, May 15, 2020 at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel, 6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76148.

As a tribute to Kera, please share your thoughts and memories on the Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Home webpage, as these messages will be printed in a memorial book for the family following the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Kamp Kaleidoscope - Epilepsy Foundation, www.eftx.org/ways-to-give.org.

Please note that a limited amount of people will be able to visit with the family at a time during the time of the service. The family appreciates your support during this time, but asks that you please maintain social distancing for everyone's health and safety.

  • FAMILY

  • Roxane Sikoff, Mother
  • David Sikoff, Father
  • Scott Braden, Father
  • Robert & Nell Christianson, Grandparents
  • Dorothy Braden, Grandmother
  • Dale Christianson, Uncle
  • Danny Braden, Uncle
  • Michael Braden, Uncle
  • Wayne Braden, Uncle
  • As well as her siblings, Krista, Bailey, Bobbi, Brittany, Bethany, Candace and Lace and other family members and friends.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, 15 May , 2020

Memories

Kera Ann Braden

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Erica Shelley

15 May 2020

My grandparents loved Kera. They would always tell me what she was doing, show me her drawings, and asked for prayers when she was having health troubles.

I will always remember when my two boys met Kera. My oldest would never go to another person. However, in about a minute they both were in her lap! She had a special touch :) What a sweet and precious girl!!

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying you will feel the strength and comfort that only God can provide.
Love,
Erica

Tonja Hammel

15 May 2020

I remember keeping Kera as a baby so Roxane could work at UPS. She was the sweetest baby and kept that sweetness as she grew.
One of my favorite memories is her telling me, when she was about 5 years old, that she was going to marry Elijah, my son & her cousin, and it didn't matter what he said. She told me she loved him and "girls can be bossy too."


Donation in Kera's memory made to indicated charitable organization.

Cheyenne Flatt

15 May 2020

I remember when I had my blue convertible, I would take Kera home occasionally and she would beg me to put the top down & the tunes up. She loved life in every moment, I will never forget her smile. ♥️

Lacey Braden

15 May 2020

Kera, I remember when we found out that we had a sibling we knew nothing about. That was a shock to me, and I know I should have reached out more, but I was still a teenager as well and I am still struggling with the importance of reaching out. I remember every family event and holiday that we spent together, I just wish there were more. I wish that I would've gotten to truly know you. I feel that if we had known about each other when we were younger we would have grown extremely close. I am so glad that you came into our lives, I just can't help but feel regret that I did not push myself more. I am so sorry that we did not create that sisterly bond I have with my two other sisters. I need you to know that I love you dearly and that you will always hold a special place in my heart. You were my sister, regardless of how close we were. I know that you struggled for a very long time with your seizures and although I am devastated by your passing, it brings me comfort to know that you are no longer in pain and that you are no longer living in fear of the next seizure. Rest easy, Kera. I love you and we will see each other again.

Bethany Braden

15 May 2020

Dear Sweet Kera,
You have the most beautiful soul! You shine light wherever you go and I am proud to call you my sister. Though we only new each other for a shiet 6 years, my life changed when you were welcomed into our beautiful family. I knew from the moment I saw you that you were my sister and was in awe of how much you resembled our father and me and our sisters. There was no doubt you were my family and you were the missing piece. It was like you always fit and that you had been a part of our lives forever. I never expected the call that I received on Mother's Day and I have not comes to terms with this! The only thing I can think about is the regret I feel for not being a bigger part of your life these last 6 years. I wish we had more time and it is not fair that we will never have that.... that we have to learn to live without you.... that my children will never know you. I do find a small comfort in knowing that God took your pain away and now you can live in peace. Heaven gained the most beautiful angel and I cannot wait to see you again. I love you.

All My Love,
Bethany

Candace Gallo

14 May 2020

March 18, 2014 was the day that my life forever changed. I was walking into my house after work and my Father called to tell me I had a sister named Kera. I was shaken at first but immediately wanted to meet her. Later that evening I sent her a message on facebook, The message said "Hi my name is Candace I just found out that you are my half sister. I just wanted to talk and idk see how you are doing? It's crazy to not know about you for so long but it's nice to meet you. Hope this doesn't freak you out." Her response was :" I'm still trying to see who else us on that side of the family.. And this doesn't freak me out at all I'm looking forward to meeting everyone:)" I then told her about this huge family we have and how excited we were to have her in our lives now. As the years went on we saw each other at Christmas, holidays, at our Grandma's birthday parties etc. We got time together but I never got the chance to build that tight sister bond and I am having trouble with that. Kera was an Angel that walked the Earth. She was our special gift. I know she is at peace now but I am going to miss her and I wish she could still be here. I wanted to have more time with her so we could make more memories such as going shopping or fishing or anything really just to spend time together. My daughters will know of her radiance, strength, and gracefulness. Ella loves her (especially after that hot fudge sundae she bought her last time we saw her 😘) . Kera's light will carry on in my heart and memories for as long as my memory serves me. I love you little sis. Heaven has gained the perfect angel. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Michael Braden

14 May 2020

Kera,
You left us way too early. When I think of you these words come to mind- Joy, Happiness, Loving, Caring, Compassionate, Thoughtful, Beautiful Heart and Soul, Forgiving, Positive, and Fun loving. You had dreams and passions. You touched the hearts of everyone who knew you.
Our hearts are broken, our lives will never be the same. But, we will get through this knowing that you are Happy, at Peace and free of pain.
Until we be meet again. I love you and will miss that beautiful smile.

Hoang Thai Nguyen

13 May 2020

Kera, I will always remember you having a heart of gold. In spite of your life’s difficulties, you always held a smile to your face. You always showed courage and strength in facing Life’s adversities. Those will always be my best memories of you.

You were a joy to teach and have in class, and you have returned to the Good Lord now, albeit too soon. Your star will always continue to burn bright at night. 🌟⭐️💫✨

Rest in Peace, Kera.

❤️🙏😢🙏😔❤️

Kassie Dennis

12 May 2020

Never a dull moment with you pretty girl. Rest easy angel

Natalie Chaput

12 May 2020

I met her in while attending Springtown High School, we weren’t to close but the times thy I did spend with her she was an amazing person, she had the biggest smile ever. I’m so Sorry for your loss and will continue praying.

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