Adkins, Brett

Brett Mack Adkins

September 15, 2000 - December 25, 2017

Brett Mack Adkins of Plano, Texas passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 17.  He was born on September 15, 2000 to William Joseph and Vicki Evelyn (DeWitt) Adkins in Plano, Texas.  Brett was a student at Plano West Senior High School in Plano.  He was a member of Grace Outreach Center in Plano.

Brett is survived by his parents, Bill & Vicki Adkins of Plano; sister, Bailee Adkins of Austin; grandparents, Al and Marian DeWitt of Garner, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Jon and Glynis DeWitt of Overland Park, Kansas, Janet and Stanton Shoemaker of Clinton, Missouri and Mark and Leslie Alford of Kansas City, Missouri; cousins, Connor DeWitt, Chelsea Harvey, Eric Shoemaker, Katelynne Clizer, Madison Shoemaker, Mark Alford, Jr., Spencer Alford and Alex Alford; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy Mack Adkins and Carlene Adkins.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. A private funeral service will be held at a later time. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Brett Adkins Charitable Foundation at 5045 Royal Creek Lane, Plano, Texas 75093. Please no flowers! 

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Dear Vicki and family, I was so saddened to read Brett's obituary in the "Garner Leader" this evening. May you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, and how I wish I could give you a hug. I still cherish the picture you sent me for Christmas the year he was born. Much love, Mrs. Torkelson
Margaret Torkelson, January 3, 2018 God bless you and your family on these hard times..
SANTIAGO BERNAL, January 3, 2018 May God be with you and your entire family. We will never know why people are taken away from us, especially at such a young age. May your entire family get through this tremendous tragedy. God be with you all. Tim and Deb DeWitt, January 1, 2018 I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss in your family, someone so young. Please accept my deepest sympathy and may you find comfort from the words at Isaiah 41:10,13 and from God's promise to bring to life again those who have died. Acts 24:15
Louise, December 31, 2017 Bill and family, we are so very sorry for your painful loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your hearts be soothed by God's love. Kurt & Kim Bailey Kurt & Kim Bailey, December 31, 2017 We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your neighbors, Buddy & Karen Dean Karen & Buddy Dean, December 31, 2017 Hello Vicki. I am terribly sorry about your loss. In your time of sorrow, my family is praying for you all. We have lost a great person in Bret. Timothy Cardwell, December 30, 2017 Vicki I can not find the words to express my sadness and sorrow. I am out of town and so sorry I will not be able to attend the wake for Brett. God has you in divine love for your loss. I will pray he will lessen the sorrow and sadness for your terrible loss. Your pain has to be overwhelming. You are a wonderful mother, very gracious person with the love of God with you. Brett will always be your guardian angel, and close to your heart. Only time and Gods love help you perservere through life. You are beautiful on the outside and inside where it counts. I miss you, and will visit you soon. My love to your whole family, you are all in the Lords hands now. My deepest sympathies, words can not express my sadness. Brett was a beautiful person with a difficult road to follow. Love Pat
Pat Schmidt, December 30, 2017 Sorry we can't be there. But our love and prayers will be! Joel and Michelle Doble, December 30, 2017 My deepest condolences for the family for the loss of your dear loved one. Hope for our dear loved one sleeping in death, and comfort for the family come from understanding this wonderful promise found in God's word the bible. (John 5:28, 29)
S. Hoyle, December 30, 2017 My heart is broken for the Adkins family....Bill and humble words can’t begin to express how overwhelming it must be for you right now.....may God ease your pain....may you find peace with this....God Bless you and is’s fragile....I am blessed by knowing you...and heartbroken that you are having to experience this right is an amazing gift...... Paul West, December 29, 2017 Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. My heartfelt condolences WAYNE LEWIS, December 29, 2017 This is deeply heartbreaking to hear of Brett's untimely death. No one should ever have to suffer such a tragedy. Take comfort in knowing that Almighty God is faithful and will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but will make the way out so that you can endure it 1 Cor. 10:13. Praying for the family. Jackson Family, December 29, 2017 Our prayers are with you all. Sorry we can't be there but Zoya told me that they are in contact with you all. We love you and are here for you. Continue to hold your faith. Love you. Tresa (Karen Abebefe's sister), December 29, 2017 My heart aches beyond words for your family. My memories of Brett when I would stay with him and Bailee overnight when they were young include such a fun loving energetic little boy always on the go! And what a big smile he had! I pray that the love of God through friends and family will carry you through this extremely difficult time. I love you all. Ashley Martin, December 29, 2017 So sorry for your loss Praying that God brings peace to your family. If you need anything at all please call we are keeping you in our prayers. Tony
Tony Brem, December 29, 2017 Bill, Vicki & Bailee – Our hearts break for you. In your grief and despair, we hope you are comforted by the love that surrounds you, and gain strength from the faith of all who are praying for you as you mourn the loss of your beautiful son and brother. Bob, Kathy & Jay Sheehan, December 29, 2017 Vicki - You and Bill have been in my thoughts nonstop since Christmas Day. Lean on the Lord and everyone who loves you, sweet lady. We are praying for your family. Kim Fowler, December 29, 2017 Bill & Vicki & Family, I don't have the words. I was devastated to hear of the terrible news and my heart is breaking for your family for this horribly tragic loss. We are thinking about you and praying for you. I cannot even imagine what you're going through and mere condolences just seem so hollow though the intention most certainly isn't. I am so sorry. Love and Strength, Todd & Robyn Birkenholz Todd & Robyn Birkenholz & Family, December 28, 2017 My prayers and love go out to you at this horrible time. Remember God loves you and will give you HIs comfort through this trial in your life. Love you and you know you have my prayers and love. Deb Schmidt, December 28, 2017 Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Please know that our family is keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. Darcy and Kim Grinestaff, December 28, 2017 Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May Gods grace lessen your burden. With greatest sympathy. Lance and Trish Lewis.
Lance And Trisha Lewis, December 28, 2017 Bill and Vicky, I am so sorry for your loss. I have a 17 year old daughter myself and can only imagine the emptiness left behind should she be taken before her time. I know you are strong in your faith and my prayers are with you and your family. Gerald Lamb, December 28, 2017 Deepest sympathies to the Adkins family. I cannot comprehend the loss of a son or daughter and my heart bleeds for them. Tony Stubblefield, December 28, 2017 It is difficult to express in words the heartbreak we feel for all left behind. Barbara and I are so saddened by your loss and our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. We pray that God brings you peace, comfort and the courage to face the days ahead. Be blessed with loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Chris & Barbara King, December 28, 2017 Bill and Vicki, please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and love during these difficult times. My very best wishes to you and yours - Dave Pina. David Pina, December 28, 2017 Bill and Vicki, Our family is praying for you all. Joanna and I are so sorry for your loss. If you have specific prayer requests or practical ways we can be there for your family, please let us know. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 Jacob and Joanna Piatt, December 28, 2017 I pray for strength and peace. My family will continue to pray for yours. Hugs and Prayers Milton Cordero, December 28, 2017 PHILIPPIANS 4:13 I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU
RODNEY JOHNSON, December 28, 2017 Extending my deepest sympathy to Brett's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you as we grieve his loss. May you have peace and comfort during your grieving. I am so sorry.
Thomas J. DeWitt, December 28, 2017