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Welcome to the memorial page for

Emmaleigh Elizabeth Barringer

November 27, 2015 ~ October 5, 2016


                    Emmaleigh Elizabeth Barringer

The Lord sent me a miracle that day… the day you were born.

My sweet, precious Emmaleigh you were truly a gift from God,

and Thanksgiving now had that much more meaning to me – and to our family.  


Emmaleigh was born 8 weeks premature, but she made it into my arms on November 27th of 2015. 

My dear baby:  Because you arrived early, you would have to fight to stay healthy and to grow stronger.  But, with your beautiful smile and those adorable bright eyes; we would never know just how hard you were fighting and pushing to get stronger every day.  Each day with you was a joy; something special and new – something extra to look forward to. To hold you, to feed you, to sing to you, and to rock you to sleep.  We cuddled, we coo’d, we smiled, and we played.  I dressed you in the prettiest little outfits, and wrapped your head in frilly bows.  I became more excited everyday as your hair grew fuller.  You were such a pleasant, and happy baby.  You smiled at us all and brightened our days; even the toughest day would turn around from that beautiful light that shined from you.  You hardly even cried, you were truly the Perfect baby; so beautiful and full of joy.  You would wake up in your crib and just lie there smiling; you hardly even whimpered.  Just to look at you and those beautiful, bright eyes showed me what love is, and how typical daily duties and struggles can just melt away.   You made me want to be the best mother I could be for you and your brothers and sister.  Your eyes looking at me, showed me what family is – love.  You were growing so beautifully.  You were just beginning to take your first steps and to find your voice and words that would follow.  Your brothers and sister adored you, too.  They loved to play with you, talk to you, smile, and do silly things to make you laugh.  It was pure happiness.

My sweet Emmaleigh, you were so loved.  Your Grandparents loved you beyond measure; and YiaYia even claimed you as her very own.  So many of your family members loved you so very much...

There is nothing more painful than losing a little baby - and my baby girl was so perfect and so very special.  Though it’s hard for us to understand why you had to leave so young, before you had life’s experiences; we know that you are in the arms of The Lord.  There are no tears, nor any sadness; no illness and no pain.  Rest sweetly in His arms, dear baby girl.

Baby Emmaleigh leaves to mourn:  her Mother Amanda Leigh Adkins, Brother Cameron Michael Barringer (2), Sister Carleigh Paige Graves (6), Brother Nathaniel Lewis Graves (7), Grandmother “YiaYia” Michelle Grunes, Grandfather “PopPop” Richard Grunes, Aunt “MamMam” Amber Adkins and her 2 children:  Abigail (4) and Nicholas (6); Great-PopPop Joseph Graves (& Great-MomMom Ceil Graves at Heavenly rest), Aunt “TeeTee” Teresa & Uncle Tony Campbell, Aunt Suzie & Uncle Shawn, Great-GrandMa Paulette Thompkins (& Great-Pop Earl at Heavenly rest), Uncle Brian, and Uncle John; numerous cousins and friends that are considered family.  

My lovely my baby girl, I miss you so very much and forever will; beyond what words could every express.  I’ll see you again someday.  Until then my sweet angel, rest in Heavenly Peace…

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road PASADENA on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 AM. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Poetry and Prayers:


Psalms 34:  “17The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.  18The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  [The Holy Bible]



Precious Child (A Mother’s Song)

In my dreams, you are alive and well
precious child, precious child
In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
precious child, precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
that can never be filled
but in my heart, there is hope
’cause you are with me still

In my heart, you live on
always there never gone
precious child, you left too soon
tho’ it may be true that we’re apart
you will live forever…in my heart

In my plans, I was the first to leave
precious child, precious child
but in this world, I was left here to grieve
precious child, my precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
that can never be filled
but in my heart there is hope
and you are with me still

In my heart you live on
always there, never gone
precious child, you left too soon,
tho’ it may be true that we’re apart
you will live forever…in my heart

God knows I want to hold you,
see you, touch you
and maybe there’s a heaven
and someday I will again
please know you are not forgotten until then

In my heart you live on
always there never gone
precious child, your left too soon
tho’ it may be true that we’re apart
you will live forever…in my heart

(Words and music by Karen Taylor-Good)



A Grandparent’s Prayer 

Are there rocking chairs in heaven,

Lord to rock our little one?
Our Emmaleigh that You took so soon,

Her time here not begun.

We only got to hold her

For such a little while;
She had gone to be with You,

Lord before we knew her smile.

We know You hold her in Your arms

Eternal arms of love,
But here on Earth we miss her so,

We look to You above.

To heal our pain and broken hearts

To guide us with Your Word.
To remind us of Your promises

And know our cries are heard.

We’re looking to that glorious day

When we’ll see You face to face;
Forever with You in Heaven

To see Emmaleigh in that place.

I do not seek a mansion grand

On a street that’s paved with gold;
Just a simple wooden rocking chair

And baby Emmaleigh to hold.

To tickle her toes and see her smile

And gaze into her eyes;
To hear her coo and little laugh

And know no more... goodbyes.

(By Denise Prickett )

You Remain My Precious Dream

I dreamed a little dream,
Once upon a time.
I dreamed we'd be together one day,
Sweet little baby of mine.


But I know that you're in heaven now
And that's a very good place to be.
And I know that when I get there,
I'll recognize you, and you'll know me.


We'll get to share the love we would
Have shared here on this earth.
And then we'll know without a doubt
What all this waiting was worth.



The Hardest Thing

Losing a baby is the hardest thing
That a parent will ever bear.
That sense of loss and longing,
Will always linger there.

They dream of things that might have been,
and happy days they would have shared.
They wish they could turn back the hands of time
To tell their child again how deeply they cared.

Time will eventually dim some of the pain
But they'll never forget that child's face or name.
She'll live on in their memories for sure,
And their love for her will be constant and pure.

It's Difficult to Understand Why

It's difficult to understand why
A benevolent God would let a baby die.
Surely one so helpless and pure
Was deserving of a cure.


Though we cannot know God's plan,
His love was still there to see.
When the suffering was at its height
He told the baby, "Dearest, come to Me."

And now they live together in Heaven
Just waiting for the day,
When everyone will be reunited,
And all sorrow will fall away.



Sat at the window watching the rain
Teardrops falling down the pane

Pain is something only you will know
Will it melt like the snow

Snow Angels spring to mind
Angels of any kind

Kind Angels to surround you with their wings
Wings/on gossamer breeze sings


Sing sweet Cherubim in your holy place
Placed in our hearts forever the case

Cards and words of encouragement may be sent to:

Amanda Adkins and Family - c/o:  M & R Grunes - 244 Kenwood Road - Pasadena, MD  21122


 Service Information

October 16, 2016

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McCully - Polyniak Funeral Home
3204 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122

October 16, 2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McCully - Polyniak Funeral Home
3204 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122

Funeral Service
October 17, 2016

10:00 AM
McCully - Polyniak Funeral Home
3204 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122

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