Dec. 30, 2017-Feb. 5, 2019
Hartley Louise Brabner, was born December 30, 2017 with full Trisomy 18. She gained her angel wings on February 5, 2019. At 4 lbs.15 oz, Hartley came into this world with a purpose. She had a mission that began before she was born and will continue well into the future. Hartley was sent here to inspire. Many have told us that we have inspired them throughout this journey, but we don’t think that is entirely true. We were just parents trying to do what was best for our baby girl. She was always our inspiration. She made us strive to be better parents, to be a better family, to be better Christians, and to just be better people. The way she touched the lives of so many people without ever uttering a word is truly amazing. We were blessed with an inspiring, love filled 402 days. Hartley is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reynolds Brabner, IV (Lindsey and Reynolds), two siblings, Holden Reynolds Brabner and Harper Ann Brabner, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Reynolds Brabner, III (Rennie and Mary Ann), and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Thomas Ankersen (Vernon and Mary Lou), aunts and uncles, (Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Joseph Ratledge (Clay and Laura), Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Vernon Ankersen (Jeremy and Leigh), and Mr. and Mrs. Corey Thomas Ankersen (Corey and Lexi), first cousins, Emma Grace Brabner, Camille and Audrey Ratledge, Kaitlyn, Blake, and Jackson Ankersen and Bennett and Corbin Ankersen, and many other aunts uncles, cousins, family friends, and Hartley’s favorite pet, Tanner. Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2019 from 9 am to 10 am at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception followed by Mass of Christian Burial and internment at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses in the NICU and PICU of USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital for their dedication and hard work, with a very special thanks to Rene Sprague, RN, Founder and Coordinator of the Bridge Program at Children’s and Women’s. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made in Hartley’s name to the Bridge Program at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilememorialfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Hartley's name be made to: https://giving.southalabama.edu/cwhbridge.
Our family has been and will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
Bleu ButlerNashville, TN
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God . I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand “
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sánchez FamilyMobile, AL
Your Hartley was much loved she was a inspiration Giving those of us who believe a gift of hope and love. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort at this sad time.
Live laugh love
Brenda HumphreysMobile, AL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Mike & Ann ZimlichMobile, AL
May Hartley Rest In Peace. You were amazing parents with unfathomable strength. Sending love and prayers for your family’s healing.
Margie and Jay AltmayerMobile, AL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Brenda E PattersonMobile, AL
Our prayers are with you and your family...
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Lean on God and allow Him to continue the process of healing your broken heart.
Gia, King, Kobe, and Edward, Sandra, and Ji Kimbrough
Gia, King, and Kobe JohnsonMobile, AL
Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with the Brabner family. May you find comfort and strength in Him during this difficult time.
Read-Write The Learning CenterMobile, AL
Heartfelt condolences to the Brabner family in your time of bereavement. May the peace of God be with you all. From Braylen Kiel and Family.
Laequell KielMobile, AL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Betty and Joe GonzalesMobile, AL
Reynolds and Lindsey,
We want to thank you for letting us know that you lost your precious daughter. Read the obituary online. I will have Fr. Marcin from my parish, Our Lady of Lourdes, say a Mass for Hartley. I will let you know the date. We are truly sorry for your loss. Let us know if there is anything you need or anything that we can do for you.
Cheryl and Bart
cheryl and BartMobile, AL
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. The loss of such a sweet baby is hard to imagine. Thinking of you and admiring your strength. Leslie and Gary
Leslie CarleyMobile, AL
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Charlie Mims and Brayden MimsMobile, AL
Our family is so very sorry. So glad we got to meet her that weekend. Such a blessing Love and prayers are sent to your family in this difficult time. Love the Ardoin Family.
Theresa ArdoinRound Rock, TX