Avelyne Philip McBride

April 2, 2018June 27, 2018

Avelyne McBride, Kansas City, passed away June 27, 2018.

She was born April 2, 2018 and suffered from Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome which resulted in multiple birth defects. She had four congenital heart defects, the most aggressive and fatal being pulmonary vein stenosis. A brave warrior, she was surrounded by love and care that helped her through two open-heart surgeries in her 87 days on earth.

Celebration of Her Life is Monday July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM at McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City. Following cremation, Avelyne will rest in the arms of her loving family.

Survivors include her parents, Felicia Morgan and Jared McBride; her grandparents Philip and Joanne Morgan; and Kenneth and Kathy McBride; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Contributions to assist the family with medical costs can be made to


  • Felicia Morgan, Mother
  • Jared McBride, Father
  • Philip Morgan, Grandfather
  • Joanne Morgan, Grandmother
  • Kenneth McBride, Grandfather
  • Kathy McBride, Mother
  • Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends



  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 2, 2018

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Angela Hyde

July 21, 2018

Baby Avy,

When you came into this world you brought so much love with you. You fought so hard while you were here. I wish you could have stayed, but now you can rest, brave warrior. You will be so missed, and are forever in our hearts.



Beverly and Roger Sugden0

July 21, 2018

She's snuggled in the arms of an angel, wrapped in the love of her mom and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Analysia Potter

July 14, 2018

From first time I saw your story avelyne it touched my heart and soul. You were a true warrior and fighter through every battle you faced you were so strong so beautiful. I first talked to your mother few months ago on Facebook where I saw your story and I just wanted to give my support do anything I could for my mom and dad to help them even if just talking. Every photo I saw just made me smile at how strong you were I prayed every night for your family from when I woke up to before I went to sleep. I shared your story to my friends they also prayed for you and my family. You were full of light and love hun I'm so grateful I got to be apart of this with you and your mom and dad I will keep praying for you lighting a candle in your honor you will never be forgotten but for you will be in everyone's hearts you have touched beautiful princess💖💖💖

Jeni Reynolds

July 9, 2018

Answered a calling
To use my art.
Held a beautiful babe
Who rubbed my heart.

Answered a calling
To sketch the face
Of this sweet child
So full of grace.

Answered a calling
Some lines to hold
The face of this child
Stories surely be told.

Answered a calling
Orchestrated connect
Though a short journey
Soul meetings met.

Answered a calling
A sweet girl to mourn
A flight of white doves
An angel, reborn.

In memory of Avelyne,
A sweet angel that will always hold special space in many. Within 3 months, you made hearts overflow with love!
-Jeni Reynolds

"I only met Avelyne through her story and pictures. I was very honored to provide the music for her celebration of life. She still touched me with her grace and strength. May that always be in everyone's hearts."
- Julia Reynolds

Prayers and condolences from the Reynolds' family.
Steve, Jeni & Julia Reynolds

Shawnna McAvoy

July 9, 2018

I am so honored to share even the smallest part of this journey with you. Sweet Avelyne was such a brave little warrior who touched the hearts of so many of us, near and far. I admire both you and Jared for the way you fought right along side of her. You are the best kind of Mommy! Your baby girl was lucky to be loved by you in the same way that you were blessed to have her in your arms. It just wasn't nearly long enough. My heart absolutely breaks for you and your family. There are no words that will make her loss any easier. But, please know that I am always here if you need a friend to talk to. I am sending so much love and strength to you and your family, now and moving forward.

Fly high, Little Angel!
Be gentle with yourself, Felicia.

Love, Shawnna & Noëlle

"See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger and your whispers softly echo, it's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me."

Jeremy & Alician Clary-Cook

July 9, 2018


It was an honor for us to meet you. Holding you and watching you sleep was such a privilege. We're so thankful for our time with you, even if it was short. You've inspired us and so many and you've changed more lives in three months than most do in a lifetime. Fly high sweet girl and watch over your family, especially your daddy.

Hugs until we meet again,

Jeremy and Alician

Patricia Sugden

July 8, 2018


You touched the lives of those who met you and those who were unable to. You entered this world loved by many and left it the same way. You were cared for by loving nurses, skilled doctors, and amazing parents.
You will be missed by so many. You left too soon. You are eternally loved now and forever!

We miss you,
Patricia Sugden

Janice Ainsworth

July 8, 2018

Avelyne Philip McBride

An angel came to Earth and spread love all around her. Then she left our world leaving us with a better understanding of love.

Morgan Williams

July 7, 2018


Although I never got the pleasure of meeting your sweet face, I did get the chance to get to know your mom a little bit. She is a very strong, caring woman who loves you with every inch of her being. You would never have to doubt her love for you. You're a brave little warrior Avy and deeply missed by many people.

Evan Patrick

July 7, 2018

Avelyne, although your time on earth was short and many people never got to meet you, know that your time here on earth has touched so many. You have taught many not to take life for granted and cherish each and every day we are given.