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Kayla Marie Adkins

January 31, 1996October 1, 2021

Kayla Marie was born on a very cold, rainy day in January 1996. The weather that day, however, would never define this sweet baby girl who came with a smile on her face and joy in her heart.

Kayla’s smile tells the story of who she was! Loving, caring, giving, encouraging and inspiring to everyone. Her laugh was contagious, her spirit magnetic!

Kayla wanted everyone she knew to follow their dreams the way she did. She believed all things were possible with faith, imagination, confidence and ambition. Her list of places to go and things to accomplish was endless. She saw only possibilities in the world where others see limitations. Had she been given her expected years on earth she would have achieved most of those dreams and set her sights on new ones. While Kayla loved you and wanted to be your friend, if you met her on the soccer field it was another story. She was fiercely competitive and her quickness as she flew past always left her opponents in defeat. She also belonged to an elite club of calf scramblers by being only the 7th female in the history of the Katy Rodeo to win the calf scramble; again, with her speed, agility and determination.

On the outside Kayla reflected only positivity and light but she struggled with two very debilitating diseases, (epilepsy and ulcerative colitis), which she carried like a princess. Never complaining, never allowing them to limit her, and never using either as an excuse to not be the best person she could in every moment of her life.

To live like Kayla is rare and a challenge to us all! To choose love, kindness, grace, beauty, and above all FAITH!

To be the light Jesus calls us all to be, unyielding, constant, and without boundaries!

My prayer is to believe Jesus called my daughter home, so we could move forward and follow her lead.

The Lord has blessed you my Kayla, because you are in His Presence! Your spirit will live on every day in the hearts of those who love you! Until we meet again!

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Memories

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Alicia Churchill

October 14, 2021

I met Kayla at lifeguard training during our college program. We were sitting next to each other and she leans over and goes wanna share snacks I have goldfish and it was the start to a beautiful friendship. We always joked that I was an honorary Texan and Aggie, if you know Kayla that is a HUGE deal and I am quite honored she thought so highly of me!

See it didn’t matter to Kayla how long you knew her, once you were her friend, you were her best friend and she made sure every single one of her friends knew that.

Kayla inspires everyone to be a better person, whether it’s to not cancel plans just because you’re feeling a little lazy or throwing a smile on your face even when you don’t really feel like smiling, her laugh was CONTAGIOUS and it lit up the entire room.

I will forever be grateful for the small part I played in Kaylas show, she made sure everyone in her life knew how she felt about them and I will hold on to that always 💕

Until we meet again sweet sweet friend.
It’s not goodbye it’s see yah real soon!

-Ali

Sam Knapczyk

October 14, 2021

Kayla and I met during our Disney’s College Program while training at Pop Century. It started off the first few weeks with just being on the same shift times and bumping each other to squeezing in park days before work and many late night meals at McDonalds. Thank you my dear… for being one of the most beautiful souls I’ve been lucky enough to call one of my best friends. From late movie nights, resort days, park adventures, beach trips, twizzler and ice cream bonding sessions, car karaoke… thank you for being a light in the darkest of nights. One of my favorite, and I guess consistent memories, was our sweet tea runs at midnight. It was always after a long day, a day where the world felt a little extra unkind… “there’s nothing a little sweet tea can’t fix!”. You’re forever in my heart- I love you.

Arielle Sanguinetti

October 13, 2021

I met Kayla when I was 15 years old. Her sister Marissa and I became inseparable before my sophomore year of high school, which meant that the Adkin’s home quickly became my second home. Kayla and I instantly clicked, as our personalities were so similar, and we quickly called each other “My Favorite Person” and it stuck. For years we would greet each other with the name “Favorite Person” and the positive energy that always followed, was incredible. I will always be grateful to have known such a beautiful soul. I have hundreds of memories that involve Kayla and pretty much every good memory of mine from high school and after involved Marissa. The Adkins family will always be special to me. They will forever hold a place in my heart, and I will strive every single day to help them keep Kayla’s beautiful memory alive. Thank you Kayla, for always smiling, brightening up everyone’s lives and truly being a ray of sunshine every single day! You always knew when we needed you, and I feel grateful knowing that you’re watching over all of us!

Deja Lodree

October 12, 2021

I was blessed to meet Kayla during my DCP as a lifeguard at Pop Century. I wasn't having the best experience to be honest and when I shared that with Kayla, in a way only she could, she remained so bright and positive. Although I couldn't see it then, Kayla's unchanging spirit helped me to persevere because seeing her enjoy life gave me hope. Kayla is a true Princess, may she rest in God's loving arms.

Brenna Goodson

October 11, 2021

I was in a prayer group with Kayla my freshmen year at Texas A&M. Kayla had such a joyful presence and loved others so well. I remember the first time meeting her and she immediately talked to me like I was a long time friend! She genuinely wanted to know about me and showed the love of Christ! I left that first prayer meeting feeling very encouraged due to Kayla being so willing to welcome me in!

Victoria Clark

October 11, 2021

I was blessed to be in a prayer group with Kayla my sophomore year of college and with absolutely no surprise at all I only remember her to be the brightest shining light. Her kindness and joy are truly unmatched and knowing her made me a better person. Thank you kayla for being Jesus’ hands and feet EVERY day to EVERY person!

Sharon Gregory

October 11, 2021

I was blessed to have Kayla walk into my life when she was 6 years old and was put onto my U7 soccer roster. For the next 11 seasons she became a part of my family and one of my daughter's best friends. It goes without saying that she was an amazing soccer player though she was much more than that. She was so full of life. All of the laughing, giggling, and singing that went on when Kayla was riding in my car to/from a soccer event or at my house or at the river always brought a smile to my face. It was uplifting to be with Kayla because she was so positive and happy. I am so proud of all that Kayla accomplished in her life so happy that she never let go of her Disney dream. I will miss her!

Cat Calomeni

October 10, 2021

I have so many incredible memories with Kayla. From going to the movies, going to gymnastics meets (cuz why not!), screaming Disney songs on the top of our lungs, playing flag football, dancing in songfest, and so much more, I think my favorite memory of Kayla comes from formal. Me and kayla were both in a state of “boys suck” at this time. Formal was right around the corner and I couldn’t find a date. Finally, Kayla and I said “screw it. Let’s just go together.” That whole night was a blast. We got dressed up, went to dinner, took cute pics, and then drove all the way to Austin singing all of our favorite songs. We danced all night and never stopped laughing. This is how I remember Kayla. Always laughing. Kayla got me through some of the hardest times of my life and I’m thankful everyday for the friendship we shared.

Kaitlyn Wyss

October 10, 2021

My ultimate favorite memory of Kayla was that whether you lived with her or she said it to you in person, on the phone, in a text message or on FaceTime. Every single time before you would leave the conversation she would yell “I hope you have a magical day, be a magical person and make magical memories”. But she would say it so fast that half the time I didn’t know what she was saying. All I heard was magical magical magical magical. Every time we ended our conversation I knew it was coming, but I could never get enough of it.

One of my favorite gifts that I was always in awe that Kayla had, was the fact that she could pull out the most beautiful parts of your heart and bring them to light for everyone to see. If you were not friends with her before walking into a room, she made sure you were going to be friends before you left. I know I speak for many people when I say this. Anyone who has met Kayla automatically wants to be best friends with her. She brought this special energy that we rarely see in days like this, where you just couldn’t get enough of it.

I want to thank her family and her parents for raising such a remarkable person. The most kind, selfless, devoting, heart pure of gold person. Thank you for pushing her to follow her dreams because if not I would have never met my best friend and I would have never been given the privilege to be a part of Kayla‘s life. To my sweet sweet Kayla I will love you to the ends of the world and I will see you in the promised land.

Cyndy Thompson

October 10, 2021

My heart broke when I heard the news. Kayla always commented on my responses to her post, mostly with a thank you Ms. Cyndy. She was so vivacious and had the biggest FAITH of anyone young person I knew. I followed her on facebook, and knowing her medical history, the way she went through life was contagious and admired as she followed her dreams. She is loved by so many and even people she didn't realize that she had a positive impact on. Even though her time on earth was short she had an impact that forever changed the world of many and her memory will continue to impact so many. Kayla you are loved and will not be forgotten. Your impact on earth will live on through many. Beth, John and family my heart breaks for you during this most horrible time, but your Faith will help with the pain. My experience with death is that the pain never goes away it just because the easier to live with. A pastor once said when people ask How your doing, it's ok to say "not well, but I'm working on it". God gives us the strength to work on it.

FROM THE FAMILY