Maddox Yo Han Truitt
May 24, 2003-January 21, 2021
Maddox passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of January 21. He was laying on Mater, holding his mom’s hand and singing Scandinavian songs.
Maddox was born in Chung Cheong Nam Do, South Korea, and arrived home in Kansas, January 30, 2004.
Maddox was the rarest of gifts, a shooting star that burned across our sky far too quickly. He had such a thirst for knowledge that it was often exhausting. He loved firefighters and Abraham Lincoln, fajitas, and Dolly Parton, and there was not a museum on the planet that he wanted to miss. He represented the MDA, Make A Wish, and Variety because he believed ALL kids should have the same opportunities. He loved to be interviewed on television and the radio– and the rest of us waited with baited breath to see what he would say.
Maddox had a magnetic personality, the best smile, and a laugh that would bring everyone in the room to tears. He loved life and he lived life. We ask everyone to not even take the little things for granted- Maddox did not. Live your life, laugh at the rain, seek knowledge, and find adventure in everything.
Maddox is survived by his dog July, his brother Jackson and his parents Tracey and Nancy of Leawood, KS; His grandparents John and Diana Czak of Henderson, NV and Tom and Carolyn Truitt of Omaha, NE; his Aunt Jen Czak and Uncle Aubrey Laurence of Houston, TX; his cousins Wistrom, Annie, Nola, and Embry Herfordt and their parents Tiffani and Nick of Omaha, NE; his cousin Skylyn Smith of Las Vegas, NV; his cousin Jasey Truitt and her parents Todd and Linda of Phoenix, AZ; and his cousins Hayden Whitaker, and Indy and Winter Bizek and their parents Summer and Jim of Hudson, FL. Maddox is also survived by many, many friends whom we consider family. Thank you to all that loved him, you helped give him an amazing life and we couldn’t love you anymore for it.
Fly, fly little wing, fly where only angels sing. Escape the sorrow and the pain and fly again. The moon will rise, the sun will set- but none of us will forget.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Neuromuscular Access Initiative at nainitiative.com or M Power DKC through Venmo at @MpowerDKC
There will be a visitation Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 5-7 at Christ Community Church 14200 Kenneth Rd. Leawood, Kansas 66224. A celebration of Maddox’s life will follow Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 11 am at the same location. Due to COVID, seating will be limited. The registration link is https://ccefc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/2170/responses/new The service will be live-streamed at the Signature Funerals Facebook page at. https://fb.me/e/1TU0izapL. Additional Guidance for church attendance: Masks are required for both the visitation and the service. There is no reservation required for the visitation.
*Dress for both is informal, we ask that you please wear something that reminds you of Maddox. His favorite color was blue, he loved the Chiefs and KC Wolf and he loved Camp Milton. Please choose something that would make him smile.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your son.
Forever in our hearts
Maddox was full of massive joy!!
Sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers
What joy & adventure you exuded dear Maddox. May we all be much better people for the patience you taught us & for the love you so brilliantly shone upon us. Our prayers are with you Nancy, Tracey, and Jackson.
So Sorry Maddox die . at the day camp in kansas city mo church 9500 wonall saw him alway happy
Tracey, Nancy and Jack, We are so sorry for your loss! Prayers go out to you and your family! Maddox was so lucky to have such wonderful parents and family!
We never had the chance to meet Maddox but your loss is felt and our prayers are with you.
Such a beautiful story about Maddox and his joyful personality! May those memories help you smile and feel peace every time you think about your beloved son, brother and friend.
You have our deepest Sympathy.
With much love,
Your Metal Mustangs Robotics Friends & Mentors
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to the Truitt family.
Jackson, we know how much Maddox inspired you and your inventions. He will continue to do so as Maddox will always be in your heart. You will always be his awesome brother and hero.
Mr. & Mrs. Pudvan
Maddox provided so much to joy to everyone he encountered and was truly one of a kind. His smile and laugh were infectious and everyone was excited to see him when he came to clinic. I will never forget the first day I met him, he wanted to know everything there was to know about Dr. Matt’s Western Auto building, and he never forgot a single detail. There is definitely going to be a void in the Children’s Mercy family without him. Maddox will be very missed by many people. My heart goes out to your family <3
To a true original,
Will forever think of you, Maddox. You were quite a bright light in this world and this world remains brighter having had you in it.
All my support to your family,
Always brightened up my day.
Mom and Dad much love thinking of you both at this difficult time Ms. Dana love you!!
Maddox brightened my day and changed my life. Sending thoughts and prayers to Nancy, Tracey and Jackson. Thank you for sharing his light and especially his laughter. <3
May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.
I send my deepest condolences! I remember babysitting that sweet boy. I still remember his smile. Our prayers are with you all!
Maddox was such a joy to work with and kept us all smiling. So sorry for your loss.
Such a unique, positive young man. So sorry for your loss. Jeanne and Mike
Maddox was always happy and full of fun, and his family was truly remarkable. I’m glad I was able to know all of them briefly when he rode at Heartland. My heart goes out to Nancy and the rest of the family.
So very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences, as Maddox was apparently a very loving and special young man in many ways. Thoughts and prayers lifted.
Maddox blessed so many hearts. My condolences to the Truitt family.
Maddox’s star shine bright! Love to you Nancy, Tracey, and Jackson in this tender time.
I’ve missed Maddox at camp since he graduated, but so loved seeing his continuing adventures on FB. His smile and light were precious!! My prayers are with your family.
Maddox was extra ordinary and such a source of life. To this day, every time I hear a funny joke, I think how much Maddox would love to hear that one. I am grateful to have known him. You are all in my thoughts. Love, Amy Becker
I am so so sorry. Maddox was a very special kiddo! He had such a great spirit and was so funny! I will absolutely miss him ! Praying for you and your family !