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Avery Nicholas Walls

November 6, 2002 — September 7, 2023

Powhatan

Avery Nicholas Walls was born November 6, 2002 at MCI hospital in Independence Missouri.  Shortly thereafter the hospital was torn down, Avery was a hard act to follow.  He was born to parents Gary Shannon Walls and Amber Lynn Walls, who loved him from the first breath to the last.  He was burdened early on in life by a rare heart condition called Wolf-Parkinson-White which caused his heart to beat at extremely high rates.  He spent many of the first weeks of his life in and out of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.  The doctors and nurses there were amazing and loved and cared for him in a way that his parents had never experienced before or since from medical professionals.  At the age of 3 ½ he had an ablation surgery to correct his defect, he went in for surgery early in the morning and by 10 PM that evening they discharged him because the hospital could no longer contain him, he was literally bouncing off the walls.  For the next 17 years, Avery lived a life that was more full than most.  He became a loving and caring brother to Ethan, Ian and Zachary Walls and although they fought like wild animals at times, he always was there to lend a hand or a hug when they needed that from their big brother.  In 2008, Avery moved from Missouri with his family to Virginia, however, he always kept Kansas City and his extended family there very close to his heart.  Avery was a weird and wonderful boy, often stubborn (he gets that from his mother) and hard headed but always such a kind soul.  Avery passed away on 9/7/23 at the age of twenty from a heart attack that was unexpected and undeserved.  All those extra beats as a baby gave him an old heart to accompany his old soul.  He is survived by his parents Shannon and Amber Walls, brothers Ethan (19), Ian (17) and Zachary (15). His Grandparents Earl and Susan Walls and John and Marvalee Unrein.  Other family includes; Troy and Karen Walls, Bob and Karri Walls and Matthew Unrein as well as cousins Ashley, Taylor, Mackenzie, Brandon, Hallie, Jackson, Madelyn, Josh and Lilly.  So many people pass through this world without leaving an impact of any significance, Not Avery.  Everyone who met him will remember him and it's a shame more don't get that chance.  Keep him in your heart forever and always. The family will receive friends 2pm to 3:30pm Saturday September 16, at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home. His service will follow at 3:30pm. Interment will be private. 

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

2:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett and Barden Funeral Home and Cremation Services

3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett and Barden Funeral Home and Cremation Services

3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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