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Skylar Mackenzie Barch

October 26, 2000 - January 23, 2022

Skylar Mackenzie Barch of Melissa, Texas passed away on January 23, 2022 at the age of 21. She was born on October 26, 2000 to John Derick Barch and Jana (Branom) Barch in Dallas, Texas. Skylar graduated from Melissa High School in 2019 and recently was accepted into the EMT program at Collin College.

She is survived by her daughter, Tessa Raine Barch of Melissa, Texas; parents, Derick and Jana Barch of Melissa, Texas; brother, Chandler Barch of Melissa, Texas; sister, Summer Barch of Melissa, Texas; grandmother, Anita Barch of Princeton, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Skylar was preceded in death by her grandfather, Phillip Barch, Sr. and grandparents, Edwin F. and Margaret Jane Branom.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022 at First McKinney Church, 1615 West Louisiana Street, McKinney, Texas 75069. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed at the following link; https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/skylar-mackenzie-barch. The recorded version will be available at the same link after the service.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at First McKinney Church, 1615 West Louisiana Street, McKinney, Texas 75069.

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I am so sad to hear about Skylar. I enjoyed being her First Grade teacher and getting to know and love your family. Much love, Laura Christopher Laura Christopher, January 31, 2022 Derik, Jana, I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.
Steve Gulotta, January 28, 2022 Skylar, we only knew you for a couple years. But I have to say Elton & my hearts were broken when we heard that you were gone at a young age. You had the prettiest smile, a loving heart and the best personality. You'll be missed. For sure. Every time we walk into Luckys we will always think of you. You are such a beautiful girl taken so soon. Your memories will live on through our babygirl. But you will always be in our hearts. Gone so soon.
Kristi & Elton kinchen, January 28, 2022 Rest in Peace. Your life was too short. You will be missed. Polly McDonald, January 28, 2022 Condolences to all family and friends and prayers for everyone David and Kimberly McGee, January 28, 2022 Skylar, you were such a beautiful person, inside and out. You were so loving, caring, good hearted, and one of the most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I remember in the first month I met you, my brother told you I was having trouble with anxiety. You came up to my job on your day off and handed me a bracelet that you said would help keep me calm, and said you were thinking about me. It was such a simple gesture, but it really meant the world to me during a time when I couldn’t get my grip in life. I will love you for that forever. Rest easy, sweet girl. 
Amber, January 28, 2022 May God wrap His loving arms around your family. Rene Mullins, January 28, 2022 Skylar, you always lit up a room with your presence and always knew how to make someone smile. I wish we talked more but I am still great full of the time that we had together. I am so glad that I have met you and I know you will be watching your daughter and help guide her through this journey. Love and miss you Sky. Kaitlynn Neal, January 27, 2022 Skylar and I were friends in high school for a period of time and even though we have drifted apart over the years, I will never forget the crazy me memories I made with her. I remember her always picking me up and us having no plan about where we were going to go, she always had an adventurous spirit. I am thinking of the whole Barch family and of course Tessa during this difficult time. I wish you nothing but peace and healing as time passes. Skylar was so loved by many and she will never be forgotten.
Shelby Kennedy, January 27, 2022 You will always inspire us and live within our hearts as a beacon to make the world a better place.
Grant Kemnitz, January 27, 2022 My sincere condolences to the entire Barch family, and all that knew and loved Skylar. My heart goes out to all that knew her and loved her, I know that this is a huge loss and no words can ease your pain. I’m praying for a smooth transition of her soul and a healing for all that love her and miss her. Mike Murphy, January 27, 2022 I am so sorry that you and your family have to endure such a tragedy. Our prayers are sent with love and sympathy during this difficult time. 
Drew LaBarbera, January 27, 2022 Derick and Jana, words can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. Skylar is Brittany’s little sister. They had a lot of fun growing up together. God Bless your family. Marty Marty Millar , January 27, 2022 Skylar, you made everyday brighter, whether we were hanging out or just a text. You’re so beautiful, kind and passionate, you’ve touched everyone’s heart you came in contact with. Even though we didn’t say our goodbyes, you will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to your family, Rest In Peace Skylar. Alexandria Godwin, January 27, 2022 We are deeply saddened by the loss of Skylar. We wish you the courage, strength, and love to help you through this loss. Skylar will stay ageless in the memories of those who loved her. Collin College EMS Program , January 27, 2022 What a beautiful soul. She was a great person to be around. We always talked when I saw her working up at LUCKY's game room. Prayers for the family!
Eugene Boyd, January 27, 2022 My heartfelt condolences to the Barch family. There are no words. I am hopeful that Skylar’s memory remains a blessing. Michael “Moe Green, January 27, 2022 Sweet, beautiful Skylar you will be so missed. Your beautiful baby Tessa will know how amazing of a mama you were. Rest In Peace Angel.
Donna&TracyDaniels, January 27, 2022 This is truly sad to me, I still can’t believe this. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Skylar for a great period of time and got to know her well. She was quite a joyful spirit and a one of a kind soul. We often did art together to pass the time when things got slow at work and she was very talented. I know she will be missed dearly and my heart goes out to her family. Rest In Peace Skylar.
Tino Cruz, January 27, 2022 Skylar girl, you will be missed dearly. I swear it was high school just yesterday when we met each other. You had such an infectious smile and you could make the room and energy so much happier being there. It was crazy that we ended up working together in the end. I think about you almost every day. My sincere condolences go out to your family, you were loved by so many. Hannah Herrera, January 27, 2022 Sky, you are so loved and so missed! Your sense of humor and your daily messages reminding me of it are already incredibly missed. Watching you become a mom was magical....Tessa will forever have a guardian angel and those who loved you will make sure she achieves the biggest dreams you could imagine for her! Thank you for being a friend (you know that I could never pass up a Betty White/Golden Girls moment) to Hayli when she moved back to Texas last year! Be at peace knowing that those around you will be holding up your family when they need us! Nikki Wehmeir, January 27, 2022 Skylar was always a joy to be around at the family reunions. I loved the way she dressed up the baby and posted cute pictures of her Daily. She was so proud of What her future would hold. God decided he wanted her to come on home. I can imagine her grandparents took her by the hand and they have her. Your hearts have a break now that will never completely heal here on earth, until we go where they all are. I am so very hurt and Sad for your broken hearts. God always decides and he knows what he is doing. Even when we don’t!  God Bless
Debbie Tate Barch, January 26, 2022 So so sorry for your loss, so very hard to lose a child,my thoughts and prayers go out to you and teardrops from heaven I am sure She was so young to be taken away, Good be with you all Shirley Flack, January 26, 2022 There is absolutely no words and I can’t even comprehend the pain I know y’all are feeling! My heart goes out to you, the family and that precious baby girl! You will be in my prayers! Jenny Norton, January 26, 2022 Derick, Jana and family, My heart breaks for you. Walk with God- He will get you through. Much Love Blanche Neal Blanche Neal, January 26, 2022 Skylar touched me and my heart so heavily . She was there when times were the hardest. She stood by me and held it out no matter what happened. That was who she was. She was the bestest friend a girl could ask for. From her soul to her smile she touched so many lives in the time she was here. She helped me with my kids and did it proudly, she gave her life to Tessa. She put Tessa over anyone and anything . I adored her for the mom she is. Rest in paradise my beautiful queen 
Kelsey Turner, January 26, 2022 I'm so sorry for your loss. Skylar was such a sweet person. I enjoyed having her in class and Sarah enjoyed visiting with her both at MHS and after they graduated. My prayers are for you to have peace during this time, and for Tessa to someday know that her mother was loved by many. Lisa Hall / Sarah Hall, January 26, 2022 What can I say about Skylar that hasn't already been said. She was such an amazing young woman who lived her truth daily! She was bold, brave, and unapologetic about her beliefs. She lived life to the fullest and was a true inspiration! I've loved watching her grow up and become a mother herself. Our little Jayhawks family has lost one of our own and way too soon. Rest easy and fly high beautiful! Little Tessa has an amazing guardian angel watching over her! Prayers and Love to her family left behind.
Brenda Lang & Family, January 26, 2022
We cannot express the loss you all feel, Please know we are praying for you and are available for anything you all need. Love you all May God comfort you in the tragic time. Chad and Robin Hebert, January 26, 2022 My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Skylar just one time. She came out to our property for a get together a year or so back to hang out. She was so full of light, love, and laughter. Our prayers and condolences to the family. God Bless. Kelsey and Timothy Wagner, January 26, 2022 I can't say how loss of words I am right now I will forever miss my best of friends and you will always have a place in my heart Ruben Flores, January 26, 2022 Skylar was one of the most amazing woman I knew, her smile and her heart stood above all. We always made it back to each other . I couldn’t even put into this how amazing she really was. It was so unexpected in such a short time of knowing her we grew a bond that wasn’t meant to be broken. Love you girl Kelsey Turner, January 26, 2022 Our hearts and continued prayers are with you all in this very tragic time! May God give you all strength through the coming difficult days, months, and years. Our Love pours out to you all! Shelly and Paul Hicks, January 26, 2022 Skylar, you were such an inspiration to me and so many others around you. i am honored to have had you in my life. you had nothing but pure love in you’re heart and i know you will be watching over your family and your beautiful baby girl. we all love you so so much. fly high Skylar you will forever be missed
casey petrucelli, January 26, 2022
Prayers for the family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a precious young lady. Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed. Traci Gardner, January 25, 2022 Gone too soon, it's true. Your with the Lord now. Rest in peace sweet girl . Carla Koster, January 25, 2022 The Barch family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all and are heartbroken for you. May Skylar Rest In Peace and be surrounded by love up above. She is truly an angel that is watching over her baby and her family on earth. Carrie Barlow, January 25, 2022 I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to all the family and friends. A special angel will be watching over Tessa. David Schroeder, January 25, 2022 Prayers for your family at this difficult time. Wanda Anderson, January 25, 2022 It was such an honor to enjoy our friendship throughout high school ! You had the brightest smile every day 
Jocelin Carrillo, January 25, 2022