KRISTEN DEANN REDD touched everyone as a caring and thoughtful person. Those she encountered, mattered to her. She considered speaking with someone in their native language to be the greatest affection and absolute highest respect she could convey, while connecting through sincere conversation. She loved the study of language and culture. She sought to connect with people from around the globe to embrace them in their individual experience and the culture of their ethnicity. She believed the ability to read was a superpower that connects the writer through time to the reader. She devoted herself to promoting literacy and lifetime learning. As a wife, mother, musician, educator, entrepreneur, athlete and most of all, a woman after God’s own heart; her ability to show love was greater than all the challenges she faced. Despite her health conditions she defined herself by her ability to inspire others. Each step along her health journey Kristen made new friends and became family to the people treating her and those on parallel journeys. She prayed with others during chemo and embraced medical staff with blessings amid medical procedures. She balanced faith with humanity in her gentle and compassionate manner. Simply living her belief, “If you endure to the end, LOVE wins!”
Kristen peacefully transitioned Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:31 AM. She leaves behind Franklin D Redd, Jr, husband of twenty-five (25) years; a daughter, Asia R. Wilson (Redd); three sons, Ethan N. Redd, Seth A. Redd and Aaron M. Redd; parents, Wynton and Sarah Pittman; two sisters, Kimberly & IVY; one niece, three nephews, great-niece, great-nephew and a host of uncles, aunts & many cousins.
The immediate family has chosen to honor Kristen with a private service.
In-lieu of flowers and consistent with Kristen’s passion, kindly, take those resources and embrace someone close to you and alleviate their suffering. For those who share Kristen’s passion for education, please volunteer and/or donate to a literacy program in your community. Cards and expressions will be received at: The Redd Family, Post Office Box 371 Buffalo, New York 14201