“Berks” finished his journey of life on earth Saturday, March 7th. He is survived by his parents Tim and Melissa, siblings Jordan, Kyle, Grant, and Grace; girlfriend Chasity; grandfather Charles Walline, grandmother Mary Forsythe; nieces Rylie and Mary Kay Walline; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and last but not least, his beloved dog, Minnie. He was preceded by grandfather Berkley Forsythe, grandmother Betty Walline, and uncle Scott Forsythe.
His short, but meaningful life, consisted of baseball, fishing, and spending as much time as possible over the past two years with his best friend, Chas. In good times and in bad, she was steadfast in her devotion. Berkley had a big heart for the underdog, like his grandfathers Berkley and Charles, and he loved serving. Whether at church youth group mission trips, at school, or in his own community, he truly cherished the opportunity to help others. Berks welcomed newcomers to school, or church or at a youth retreat. He made the “outsider” feel at ease.
We will celebrate Berkley’s life, Saturday, March 14th (which would have been his 19th birthday) at Christ Church Anglican 5500 W. 91st St. Overland Park, KS at 10:00 am. Following the service will be a luncheon at the church and a graveside service at 3:00 pm at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Christ Church Youth Ministries, KC Hospice House or Freedom Fire Ministry.
Melissa et al:
Sending you love, prayers, and hugs from Colorado.
Shannon and Reece
The Bills and McDevitt families send our condolences to the family of “Berks”. We know he was a special person from all of the visitors he had at Kansas City Hospice while we were there. He certainly will leave a big impact on all those who had the pleasure of knowing and loving Berks.
Ed, Nathan, and Jennifer Bills, Amy and Tom McDevitt
Melissa and Tim and the rest of the great Walline family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Berks was such a wonderful treat to our Berkshire neighborhood. He will be sorely missed here on earth.
Sending our deepest condolences,
Jill Galbreath and the Boys, Collin, Connor and Cooper Smith
I am so sorry for your loss. Berks had such a short, but meaningful life. One passage that helps soften the pain for me, is found at Matthew 10:29-31 which says, “Two sparrows sell for a coin of small value, do they not? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. So have no fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.” We can be sure if God cares for even a little bird that dies, he definitely cares for Berks because he is far more valuable than a bird. God also cares for you and the pain you are coping with at this time. My sincere condolences for your loss, my prayers are with your family.