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Emma Starlight Hyde

In Loving Memory

Emma Starlight Hyde

1/18/2003 - 10/25/2017

Emma Starlight Hyde, 14, of Friendswood, went to be with our Lord on October 25, 2017.  She was born on January 18, 2003 in Irvine, California to parents John and Shelley Hyde.  Emma was a beautiful soul.  She was a sweet, kind, loving and endearing daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin, which only begins to describe our Emma.  She was her brother’s sweet sister and occasional adversary.  He adored and admired her honesty and forthright charm. Having a sensitive, strong, bold and tender personality, she also acquired a humor that was sharp and quick with a laughter that was engaging and infectious.  Her enchanting smile was reflected in all. 

Emma was very independent.  She wanted to travel and see the world; to go places near or far.  Drawn to big cities, she wanted to see Times Square in New York.  She loved and longed for more time in Phoenix where she was so excited to hike with her Uncle Chris, visit her Grandma Rosie and just drink in the Arizona desert and mountains.  The landscape there was so beautiful and inspiring to her. 

Emma was a freshman at Friendswood High School.  Her family moved to Friendswood when she was just 3 years old and she attended school there throughout the years.  She was a brilliant and earnest student, enjoying math as her favorite subject and was loved and admired by her teachers and friends alike.  Emma loved and supported her friends so much and she was so special to them.  They relied on her strong shoulders and loving heart.  Her childhood memories included being a volunteer foster mom for shelter kitties, jumping and flipping on trampolines, swimming, or enjoying her favorite food, cheese pizza.  As a teenager her favorite times were “chilling” with  groups of her very dear and loved friends or spending time with her sweet dog, Frankie.

Throughout her childhood Emma played softball.  She was excited to play for the high school softball team.  For her team mates, she cheered their successes and cried with them when they were hurt or defeated.  She looked forward to college and dreamed of playing softball for LSU.

From Mom:

Emma was kind…even when wronged.  Fearless when honestly afraid.  Courageous when most intimidated.  Boldest when denied.  Genuine when others were not.  Tender in the worst of storms. Compassionate when others turned away.  Quiet when proud.  Strong when her loved ones were not able.

From Dad:

I love Emma for being sassy, bossy and stubborn.  We shared a secret sense of humor and giggled during late night runs to the store for special snacks.  I adored her for her strength and kindness.  My heart stopped every time I saw her height and beauty.

Emma is survived by her parents, John and Shelley Hyde; brother, John-Paul Hyde grandparents, Bela Edward Simko and Roselyn Simko and Neil and Linda Hyde; many loving family members and friends. 

Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the Hyde family from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Nathan Misch officiating.  Interment will be at Forest Park East Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be John-Paul Hyde (Brother), Chris Simko (Uncle), Andy Jacques (Uncle), Chance Dugan (Dear Friend), Cade Lovett (Dear Friend), and Shawn Birch (Dear Friend).

Condolences may be sent to the Hyde family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com .

October 28,2017 - 2:04 pm

Bobby Rosenquist

I\'m not sure what to say as I feel a huge lump in my throat and a pain in my heart. Emma was such a sweet, talented young woman. Her laugh was contagious and you couldn\'t help but smile and laugh back. A wonderful person that will truely be missed. My heart and prayers go out to you all! I am so sorry.


October 28,2017 - 10:48 am

Gerald Musyimi

Emma was such a pleasure to be around. She was always happy and she put a smile on my face when I got to talk to her. Mr. Hyde and Mrs. Hyde, I’m praying for you and your family. Emma can never be replaced and I’ll never forget her.


November 1,2017 - 5:30 pm

Barbara Gruener

Dear Hyde family, There are no words right now to comfort or console you, to lighten your burden or help brighten the darkness of losing such a beautiful light. Though I cannot begin to imagine the depths of your sorrow and pain, I am on my knees in prayer that our Heavenly Father will wrap you and Emma's friends in His loving embrace each moment of every day.


October 30,2017 - 6:36 pm

Neal Green and Family

My heart hurts for your family! Emma was a beautiful girl and always offered a sweet smile every time I saw her. No words can numb the pain you are feeling, but know that we are praying for your family


October 29,2017 - 2:23 pm

Emilie and Skyleigh

May you fly high with the angels, and may God bless you and give your friends and family strength to overcome this sadness. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember watching you play softball with Sky and it breaks my heart to hear the news of you leaving so soon. GOD BLESS!


October 30,2017 - 9:59 am

Cathy Juneau

I am at a loss for words. My heart is with your family at this difficult time. Many prayers for your family. Love, Cathy Juneau


October 30,2017 - 1:14 pm

Leigh Ann Wheat

Shelley, John-Paul and John I can't say how sorry I am for your loss. I met Emma a few times and I work with Shelley and John-Paul. I know Shelley parented like she works with passion and so much caring and support for the families and staff that she works with. Shelly and John-Paul you are a big par of our PBSHouston team and we are all thinking of you right now. Leigh Ann Wheat


October 27,2017 - 8:30 pm

Michyla Saenz

I love you and miss you so much Emma I’m glad you were such a great teammate and you had the brightest spirt and a great personality even though we weren’t best friends I’m gonna miss you babygirl!! #starlightstrong


October 27,2017 - 8:44 pm

Sandra Canon

Condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you


October 27,2017 - 9:02 pm

Charles Redwine

John and Shelley, my heart breaks with you in your loss. In these times life just does not make sense. I will commit to pray for you daily.


October 27,2017 - 7:24 pm

breanna young

Im praying for you and your family! I loved Emma so much and I know she loved y’all to! We now know that she is in a good place and that we have another perfect angle in heaven! I love y’all and I miss having great memories with her in 8th grade and when I played softball in 4th! I love Emma and her family!


October 27,2017 - 3:52 pm

Cheri & Roy Simone, Cara-Hope Tomlinson

There are no words adequate to describe how deeply heartbroken we are for the loss of precious Emma and for your family. Emma was a wonderful friend to Cara-Hope and always a joy to have around our family. Although we know Emma is in heaven, her presence on this earth will be greatly missed and never replaced. We are keeping you close in our hearts and prayers.


October 30,2017 - 1:24 pm

Ashley Andreano

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister. There are just no words I have to offer... My prayers for your family will continue and I pray that Emma's memory is forever a blessing.


November 1,2017 - 4:00 pm

Gloria Rocha

Deeply sorry for your loss. Emma was a beautiful young woman who will be missed deeply.


November 1,2017 - 4:02 pm

Maven Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Hyde, I'm sooo sorry for your loss. I remember playing softball with Emma and she was the one person I really talked to. Hearing this broke my heart. She was full of smiles and laughter at all times. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.


November 1,2017 - 1:57 pm

Lisa Sharp

My son spoke highly of Emma. They shared World Geo together. She shared her music with him, and they often talked and laughed together. He said he admired her tremendously, and looked forward to getting to know her better and hang out. She "got" him, and he considered her a friend. Our family is holding up your family in prayer, and we are deeply saddened by your loss. Emma is loved. Always. The Dreyfus-Sharp Family.


November 1,2017 - 11:48 am

Lucy Figueroa

My deepest condolences in this terrible moment you are living . I beg the Lord give all of you the strength needed to live this sadness . A new star will bright in the sky forever and the most beautiful angel will take care you from heaven. Lucy Figueroa (Primrose Clear Lake)


October 31,2017 - 7:16 pm

Bruce Lee Wynn

My condolences to Bro. John Hyde and family may God Comfort you all during this time of bereavement.


November 1,2017 - 9:08 am

Julie Williams-Wilson

Thoughts and prayers are with the family,


October 31,2017 - 2:02 pm

Lin Huang

So Sorry for your loss. I just heard the unexpected loss from my friend this morning. Will keep praying for you and your family.


October 30,2017 - 10:18 pm

Hailey Scott

Emma was such a fun person to be around and I could always go to her when I was feeling down, she made school seem less boring. I am deeply sorry for your loss and am praying for your family.


October 30,2017 - 2:47 pm

Kid City Friendswood

We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


October 30,2017 - 2:09 pm

Jaime Honeycutt

I am heartbroken, Emma was a student in my theatre/film class the past two years at FJH and was always so wonderful and spirited, and always smiling. I am deeply sorry for your loss Mr. and Mrs. Hyde.


October 30,2017 - 7:16 pm

Tracy Smith-Kong

I am so very sorry for your unexpected loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. If you need anything, please do not hesitate in contacting me.


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