Jack Andrew, infant son of Patrick and Rachel Lee, passed peacefully in the arms of his Mommy and Daddy at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He earned his angel wings just 77 hours after his birth, but he gave u a lifetime of love and memories. We know we will hold him again someday in Heave and until then, he will be our little angel watching over us.
Jack is survived by his parents, Patrick and Rachel Lee Courtney and two siblings Layla and Keith Courtney of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Grandparents Shawn and Lonna Courtney and Keith and Shawn Zabka of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mark and Barbara Jenkins of Chillicothe, Mo.; Aunts and Uncles Nathan and Kelly Zabka, Evan Courtney and Brooke Zabka; Great Grandparents Lonnie and Pat Johnston, Leo and Bernadine Bonneau, Roger Courtney, Mickey Cox and Gilbert and Nelda Cox, as well as many loving cousins, great aunts, uncle and friends.
Jack was a gift from God, a special baby boy with Trisomy 13. He surpassed all the expectations of his doctors and family and has and will continue to touch many lives. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held in Lee’s Summit, Mo., on August 3. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to a children’s charity such as Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City or Smile Train.