Nicholas Brad KirklandKirkland, Nicholas obit

January 27, 1998 – October 19, 2015

Nicholas (Nick) Brad Kirkland of Edmond, OK, age 17, went to his Lord and Savior on Oct. 19, 2015 in Flower Mound, TX. Nick was born on January 27, 1998 to Jennifer and David Kirkland in Houston, TX.

Nick is survived by his mother Jennifer and step-father Les McKaughan of Edmond, OK; his father David Kirkland of Flower Mound, TX; grandparents Phyllis and Tracy Venable of Yukon, OK, grandmother Margaritte Lamp of Flower Mound, TX; his brothers Brendan Boland, David Kirkland, Jr.; his sisters Lauren Kirkland, Rachel Kirkland and Grace Kirkland. Nick is also survived by a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Michael Baimbridge and Stanley Kirkland and his sister Ashley Kirkland.

Nick attended elementary school in Katy, TX and high school in Flower Mound, TX and Edmond Memorial. Nick was an avid reader, writer and loved music. He attended Harvest Church in Edmond, OK.

He had recently turned his life over to serving the Lord and spent all of his time witnessing to others and sharing his testimony. He longed to be in communion with his Lord and Savior and had a deep affection for all of God’s children.

A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015 at Gracelawn Cemetery with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Edmond, OK.

Services are under the Direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Edmond, OK.


  1. We met Nick at our church when he visited a couple of times. We were so glad to meet him. We are so sorry for your family’s loss & are praying for you. May God comfort your family as only He can.

  2. In the short time he lived in our neighborhood, he became a familiar face, out and about on his skateboard, with a friend usually, or talking on his phone. He recently shared his faith to his Church & commitment to such with us. I was impressed and commented to him that he was mature beyond his years, with his testimony of how we should embrace change, and not challenge it. God Rest his soul & God Bless his family and friends in this most trying of times and give them comfort in knowing this is not “goodbye”, just “until we meet again”.

  3. Nick was my baby, my son, my best friend and we shared a very special bond. Words cannot express my deep sadness from this tragedy. I want to post something he wrote aa few weeks ago. He was wise beyond his years.
    What is love? Love is a strong relationship between two people founded on trust. Love is what holds two people together even when the other pushes away, no matter the sacrifices. Because love is something everyone knows but does not always understand ; unless they have shown love . Part of fully feeling love is giving love back. And part of doing that is not always giving what you want, but doing what they want because you want to to what they want, even if you don’t always agree. It is a feeling so powerful that it will bring one to another no matter the distance. It is a feeling so powerful that people would die for and continue to die for. Love is what makes us feel satisfied, alive, true to ourselves. Love is where we feel at peace ; our minds go from a tornado of emotions to a calm steady sea. A feeling that no other feeling can surpass in units level of peacefulness. When you truly love someone and they love you the same in return. God is love.

  4. Jenny – that was so beautiful and true. Although I can’t say I know exactly what your going through, I do experience a similar pain and sadness. If u ever want to talk, I’m just a phone call away.
    Love you,
    Aunt deb

    • Thank you Deb for your support, prayers, and love! God has really blessed me with so many people to care for me through this! I love you too!!
      Jenny 🙂

  5. Nick was my best friend life is just alot of decisions its are choice what ones we make we are blessed to have Gods word witch is the truth to help with decisions and how to live but also how to get threw something so sad and confusing I encourage everyone to remain faithful and realize the everything is in Gods plan and there is only good what comes from his plan in the end. everything happens for a reason

  6. Happy 18th to my angel in the sky, Nicholas.
    “The pain we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” Romans 8:18
    We love and miss you.

  7. I had no idea till tonight, you were and are a special boy. I knew that when we met you. I knew you when you were at Hayes and friends with Alexis. And your family was struggling a little bit and you needed our friendship. You were such a sweet sweet child. I’m in tears and shock with many questions of why and how this young boy was taken so soon? May God be with your family, you were wise beyond your years. May you Rest In Peace. I have pictures and videos of all you kids I need to find. You were my daughters best friend. You came to our house a few days a week for a few years. A couple of years ago you came to our house and Alexis was not home. 2015. We had spent months in North Carolina caring for my grandmother until she passed, I can Only think that you were coming to share your faith in Jesus with your childhood friend. But you are sharing it now as this is your testimony. Words unsaid that speak volumes. What’s in your obituary brings much comfort and peace knowing we will meet you again one day. My whole family is sad tonight for the young life that’s not here anymore. I’m so sorry for your Whole family.

  8. Missing you a lot lately. I remember about a week before you passed we were supposed to hang out and plans fell through. It’s hard not to think there is something I could have done. Maybe something I could have said. Think about you every day man. Love you brotha hope there is peace wherever you might be.

  9. i’m really missing you right now nick…. it’s been two years and my heart still aches for you. i love you, and i miss you. you are my Guardian angel.

  10. I just found out about Nick. My daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie) knew Nick when the attended Memorial Parkway Junior High and were in drama together. He came to her 14th birthday party and have her a tiara. I can still remember his sweet smile when she immediately put it on. She still has it and wore it on her 21st birthday.
    Nick was a sweet young man and my daughter’s first boyfriend.
    Words cannot express how sad this makes me to hear of Nick.
    Prayers to you, Jennifer and David

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