Jaden Christopher Reece lit up our lives for 6,180 days. For sixteen years, 10 months and 27 days, he blazed a trail of laughter, joy, friendship and love for his family and friends; even those he just met, because he never met a stranger.
Jaden was born on July 22, 2003, to his doting parents, BreAnne and Chris Reece, in Kingfisher, OK. He was a bundle of joy from the beginning, delighting the hearts of his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jaden set an example as the oldest of the three Reece boys, and spoke constantly of how proud he was of his little brothers, Bryent and Lane, as well as his brothers in Kentucky, Jarmar Wills and DaQuante Jackson. He always let his mom know he loved and appreciated her, and strived to make his Dad proud.
He passed away in the early morning of June 27, 2020, a result of a tragic accident.
Jaden lived in Luther as a youngster, and then moved with his family to Texas and Kentucky before coming back home where he recently finished the tenth grade at Luther High School. He touched lives everywhere he went, and made such an impact in his short life that his legacy encourages all to live life to the fullest, to be kind, and to smile.
His smile was part of his charm, but so was his way with words. Jaden loved to challenge his grandfather, Leroy, at playing chess. It was a game he learned quickly and then proclaimed to be the world champion. He kept a running score of who won.
Jaden was preceded in death by one great-great-great grandmother, Gertie Whitney, one great-great grandfather, Delmer Gibson, three great-grandfathers, Ed Nielsen, Paul Piper and Clifford Reece, and one great-grandmother Beatrice Reece.
He is survived by his parents, Chris and BreAnne Reece; two brothers, Bryent Reece and Lane Reece, Luther; Jarmar Wills and DaQuante Jackson, Lexington, Kentucky; grandparents, Leroy and Cheri Reece, Luther; Carrie and James Madkins, Luther; great-grandparents, Bill and Cheryl Williams, Luther, and Darlene and David Lepak, New Mexico; grandfather, Butch Nielsen, Luther; great-great grandmother Viola Gibson, as well as a host of family and friends.