Jackson Edward Braig

Jackson “Jack” Edward Braig, 5 month old son of Alex and Cayley Braig of Waco, found his place in Heaven on Monday, October 7, 2019. He passed away unexpectedly at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where he had been treated for Pulmonary Vein Stenosis and other heart anomalies.

Visitation: 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 18, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at Renew Church, 6509 Bosque Blvd, in Waco with Pastor Wayne Williams officiating

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Waco

Jackson was born in Waco at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest on May 9, 2019. After a brief stay at Scott & White NICU in Temple, he was transferred again to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he underwent open heart surgery on June 11. During his five months of life spent in the hospital, Jack constantly amazed his providers with his resilience and strength. Although confined to a hospital setting and in spite of his health challenges, Jack found joy in many things: he loved being read to, watching football on tv from his dad’s lap, tracking his beloved “monkeys” on his overhead mobile, kicking balloons and toy bars, and most of all being held by his ever-present mom. He was quite social and enjoyed visitors. Feisty at times, he delighted in manipulating caregivers into swaying him through the air in a figure-eight motion. Though his time on earth was short, Jackson touched many hearts and lives.

In addition to his parents, Jack’s surviving loved ones include grandparents, Ed and April Braig, and Clay and Janine Widmann, all of Waco; great-grandparents, Max and Ann Jones of Waco, and Norma Widmann of Baldwinsville, New York; uncles and aunts, Matthew Braig and Hannah Tilden Braig of Rancho Cucamonga, California; Josh and Hannah Saulter of Waco; Jonathan Chaney of Purdon; and Duncan Widmann of Waco.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Braig, Jon Chaney, Dan Henderson Jr. and Duncan Widmann.

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care Jackson received from the entire staff at Texas Children’s Hospital. Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Heart Foundation at www.childrensheartfoundation.org


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  1. Barbara Braig Ward. (Cousin,)

    Dear Alex and Cayley, I am so sorry about the passing of your adorable and precious son Jack. I know there are no words that can comfort you at this time, but know that he is being well taken care of with all members of the Braig family that have gone before him and they will take good care of Jack until you see him again. May God take care of you now in your hour of need.

  2. My heart is heavy for you. You are in my prayers sweet great nephew.

  3. Prayers for your entire family.

  4. I feel so sorry for you two and your families. My sympathy and prayers to all of you.

    • Rebekah Wiedman and Joseph Pankonien

      My heartfelt condolences to you Coach Braig and your family. Your little Jack was a handsome little man. Prayers for you and your family.

  5. So very sorry for your loss. I read your story in the KWTX News and saw a picture of your sweet baby, Jack. From what I read, it sounds like you plan to take this tragedy and use it to help and encourage others, which is a beautiful thing. Both of you seem so strong, which is amazing under the circumstances, so I know you have the peace that only God can give. I pray continued peace and comfort over you and your families. And out of this I pray God will use both of you in a mighty way to touch, bless and encourage others going through similar circumstances.

  6. Terine Stevenson

    What a happy little one my thoughts and prayers too all that loved him..

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