OBITUARY

Amber M. Kingsbury

September 2, 2006April 25, 2021
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Amber Kingsbury entered the arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 25, at the age of fourteen. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 2, 2006, the firstborn child of Joshua and Nicole Kingsbury.

Amber was vivacious, generous, and full of life, an avid baton twirler with her baton group the Joyful Twirlers who loved writing stories – for herself and for others –, creating art, and eating Jelly-Belly jellybeans. She fancied all things purple and had a love for Beanie-Boos that bordered on obsession, collecting over a hundred of them.

Amber adored her brother Micah. They did everything together, from Minecraft to stop motion videos to games, and she frequently wrote him stories and drew pictures for him. Every night, she had eager hugs for her mom and dad – with reminders if they happened to forget. She loved decorating her room with Mom and playing games with Dad – though she rolled her eyes at every one of his cheesy jokes, of which there were plenty.

Amber enjoyed hanging out with her cousins, Addison and Madelyn, for lively water-gun battles or gingerbread decorating festivities. She loved her Aunt Bethany and Uncle Kirk and the ice-cream from their store, and she was convinced that everyone in the world should have a “Guffy.” Though she didn’t know her cousins Declan and Jaiyana very well, the time they spent together was a sweet memory, as were moments with her Aunt Mandie. Days with Uncle Sam and Aunt Hanna were remembered fondly – board games, twirling shows, and cookouts.

She treasured time with her maternal grandparents, from go-karting with Grandpa to baking cookies with Grandma, and their trampoline was one of her favorite places. She loved playing games with her paternal grandparents, spending time together, and sharing all the imaginative creations she’d crafted. Amber was so much more than can be put into words. Open-handed. Big-hearted. Joy-filled. Curious. Compassionate. Creative. An artist. A writer. An animator. A scholar. She was a purposeful encourager, bringing light to others with her gentle smile, sweet words, and quirky sense of humor. Amber was loved beyond words by all who knew her, and she will be fondly remembered by her family, friends, teachers, classmates, and anyone who had the opportunity to see her beautiful smile, hear her kind words, or be a part of her vibrant life.

Amber was passionate about Operation Christmas Child, packing shoeboxes full of gifts for other children all year long, choosing just the right items for every box, intentional, thoughtful. It is her family’s hope that, inspired by Amber’s giving heart and love for Operation Christmas Child, dozens of shoeboxes will be sent in honor of her memory this year. A page has been set up for those who would like to build a shoebox in Amber’s memory.

Friends will be received on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home Inc., 1032 Perry Hwy., Pittsburgh, PA.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

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Nicole Kingsbury

April 29, 2021

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Lynnette Dallmann

April 29, 2021

With each message may you be encouraged and comforted to know how much so many care. You are frequently on our hearts and in our prayers. Praying you sense His presence throughout this time.
In the love of our Savior,
Lynnette Dallmann

Jerry Lout

April 28, 2021

What a delightful afternoon we had during our drop-by visit to the Kingsbury home some time back. An endearing (and enduring) highlight there in the family living room, was Amber and Micah's 'live performance' of a light-hearted mini-drama they had crafted. - complete with props. Such a fun, energetic, resourceful pair!

Thank you, Father in heaven. For sharing Amber throughout the precious years her family and friends had with her.

Condolences, Remembering all in prayer,
Jerry and Ann Lout, Tulsa

Brian Fulmer

April 28, 2021

I am so sorry. Our son took his life at age 14 in 2012. So many emotions - they will hit you from every angle. You suffer the loss of your child but you also have anger for what they did. My prayers go out to you. I am connected with your father in Kenya. I can't offer you much but I can listen and pray. Brian Fulmer, Lancaster PA.

Wayner and Sharon Greenwood

April 28, 2021

Amber was a blessing to us and a ray of sunshine whenever we were with her. She was blessed to be born to parents who love JESUS and have faithfully shared Christ with their children. May Christ's love and grace overwhelm your sorrow and unimaginable pain. We are here in anyway you need us. Love, Wayner and Sharon

Nicole Schwaderer

April 28, 2021

Julia loved talked with Amber at practices and events. She will be forever missed. May God wrap his arms around her family and friends and provide comfort.

Much love from her Joyful Twirlers family.

Art Schalick

April 28, 2021

Know that even though we are mails apart Doris and I are with you in this time in spirit. Praying for you and your family. Sending hugs.

Richard Kingsbury

April 28, 2021

We are so very sorry.

Sharon Doorley

April 27, 2021

I have no words, just deep sadness.

Florence Bassi

April 27, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. You have all been in my thoughts and prayers continuously. I am praying for God’s supernatural comfort during this incredibly difficult time. Amber was such a beautiful, smart and mature young lady. She will be greatly missed. I love you all and will continue praying.

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