STOCKHOLM – After lengthy illnesses, Rachel Hannah Bartlett, 14, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ on Saturday morning, August 17, 2019 at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse with her loving family by her side.
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Rachel was born January 24, 2005 in Potsdam, the daughter of Steve A. and Tanya (Weaver) Bartlett. Despite her illnesses, she had just passed the 7th grade and was anticipating entering 8th grade at AA Kingston Middle School in Potsdam. Rachel had a great love for arts and crafts and was always painting and drawing. Her charismatic and energetic spirit showed through in the many “Tick Tock” videos she made and shared. She continuously watched various “Do-It-Yourself” videos for meals, home remedies, and crafting and was not afraid to try and share “something new” with any of her home inventions. She had a great passion for animals, science, playing basketball, and designing and decorating clothing. Her love for animals, shined through during a recent hospital stay when she was able to adopt a pet llama from the UK named “Rosebud.” Even at a young age, Rachel had a great love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ– it was her deep faith in the Lord that gave her the strength and courage to fight the many sicknesses and battles in her life. Her strength and determination inspired so many and that fight will be strongly missed by her family and friends.
Rachel is survived her loving and devoted parents, Steve and Tanya; her sister, Sarah and brother, Seth, both at home; her half-sister, Tasha Cree of Norwood; her half-brother, Travis Bartlett of Baltimore; her paternal grandfather, David and Betty Bartlett of Potsdam; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her brother, Stevie Bartlett on December 7, 2015; her maternal grandparents, Freddie and Marilyn Weaver; and her paternal grandmother, Emily Bartlett.
Friends may call Wednesday 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 PM at the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, where funeral services celebrating her life will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM with Pastor Kenneth B. Hammel, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Potsdam.
A Celebration of her life will follow the burial at the Parishville Fire Department Fireman's Hall on Rutman Road in Parishville.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Potsdam Animal Shelter.