March 9, 1993 - June 13, 2016
Kelly “Blake” Brightwell On Monday, June 13, 2016, at the age of 23, our loving son was welcomed into God’s arms. He was born March 9, 1993 in Longview, Texas, to Kelly and Crystal Brightwell. Blake graduated from Longview High School in 2011 and continued his education at UT-Tyler. He planned to move to Dallas this summer to begin his career and live with his brother, Brandon. Blake loved traveling, the outdoors, reading and writing, all sports especially playing basketball at The Institute, and relaxing at the lake with family and friends. Blake is preceded in death by his grandfather “Papaw” Don Alberty of Ozark, Arkansas; his grandmother Jerry Jones; his aunt Becky Brightwell; his aunt Dana Payne all of Kilgore, Texas; and his cousin Holland Ludlow of McKinney, Texas. Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Kelly and Crystal Brightwell of Longview; his brother, Brandon Brightwell of Dallas; his sister, Bailey Brightwell of Longview; his grandmother “Mamaw” Deloris Alberty of Ozark, Arkansas; his grandfather O’neal Brightwell of Nacoghdoches, Texas; uncle Shayne Brightwell of Nacoghdoches, Texas; uncle Harold Payne of Kilgore, Texas; uncle and aunt Don Allan and Mary Jane Alberty of Tulsa, Oklahoma; aunt “Sissy” Charise Alberty of McKinney, Texas; cousins, Chad, DeeAnn, Wes, Edith, Lacey, Jonathan, Dalton, Elizabeth, Javier, Trever, Diego, Emelina, Madison, Colby, Jackie, Dustin, Chrissie, Jeff, Katherine, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Ava, Charlie, Will, Nora, our Stubblefield family and our Pruett family. The family welcomes friends and loved ones to Rader Funeral Home of Longview today. Funeral services will be at 11AM Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Rader Funeral Home with Associate Pastor Shelley Kral officiating. Burial will follow at Rosewood Park. A memorial guestbook may be signed at the funeral home and online at www.raderfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Blake’s honor to Mental Health America at www.mentalhealthamerica.net. Approximately 1 in 5 Americans live with mental illness. Please support Mental Health Awareness by Changing the Conversation #B4Stage4.
Kelly “Blake” Brightwell On Monday, June 13, 2016, at the age of 23, our loving son was welcomed into God’s arms. He was born March 9, 1993 in Longview, Texas, to Kelly and Crystal Brightwell. Blake graduated from Longview... View Obituary & Service Information
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