Campbell Elizabeth Webb
On Friday, 28 October, 2022, Campbell Elizabeth Webb passed away at age 15, at home surrounded by her loving family. It came on the heels of an extended and bravely fought battle with a rare form of leukemia.
Campbell was born on January 27, 2007, in Newport News, Virginia, daughter to Jeff and Susie Webb and beloved sister to Carter Webb. From day one, she had a gentle spirit and genuine love for life grounded in creativity, friendship, service to others, and love of family. She enjoyed painting, crafting, decorating, music, and more. She was compassionate and loved to use her talents to make gifts and bring happiness to others.
She valued the time with her ‘besties’ to include watching movies, following the latest fashion trends, texting, and most recently, the occasional hospital courtyard visits. During her remission, she was particularly excited to start the year as a tenth grader at Menchville High School where she could be back with her friends, enjoying the perks of being a teenager.
As a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Newport News, Campbell also loved being a part of the youth group, participating in missions and service projects. She had a heart for others that was grounded in her unshakeable faith. Just this summer, while still recovering from her bone marrow transplant, she volunteered to take photos and help decorate for Vacation Bible School.
Despite being a busy teenager, Campbell always cherished her time with family. Whether being creative with her Mom, hanging out at the pool with her Dad, laughing with her brother, going to the beach, or having a movie night, she relished the love of family – a love that was reciprocated in full. This extended to her 4-legged family members, Ellie, and her most recent love – her Make-A-Wish dog, Rory – an Australian Shepherd who brought her joy and never failed to put a smile on her face. Her wish for a dog was inspired by her experience with the Buddy Brigade therapy dogs at CHKD who’s visits made her journey with cancer that much more bearable.
It is impossible to fully capture what Campbell brought to this world and to our lives. She had a captivating wit that incited laughter under seemingly impossible circumstances. On even the hardest of days, she could make the nurses laugh and bring levity when most needed. She was quiet, thoughtful, and possessed an immense inner strength that defied her young age and carried her through many difficult days of treatment and hospitalizations. Campbell’s faith in God was with her always and caused her to count her blessings to the very end. She was an inspiration.
Campbell Elizabeth Webb was beautiful inside and out and it has been our greatest privilege to watch her grow and be a part of her life. We give thanks that she was ours and will cherish every moment we had with her and the impact she had, and will continue to have, on our lives. Her loving, fun spirit has changed us all for the better. She will forever be loved and missed more than words can express.
We are grateful to everyone who has brought happiness to our Campbell and loved her over the years. We are also thankful for Dr. Owen and the oncology team at CHKD who never ceased to provide excellent, loving care, the amazing oncology nurses (especially those on her “Bestie Nurse list” – you know who you are!), the Child Life Team, therapy dog Sarah Lee, and the Buddy Brigade. We also want to thank Theresa from Edmarc.
Campbell is preceded in death by her grandmother Mimi, Mary Watkins Wright, and her grandfather, Rev. Harley S. Webb, Jr. She is survived by her parents, Jeff and Susie; her awesome brother, Carter; grandmother, Debbie Webb; grandfather, Jim Wright; uncles Scott Wright, Josh (Traci) Webb, and Jake Webb; and her favorite cousin, Beckett Webb; her dogs, Ellie and Rory; and a host of friends and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to one of the following organizations that contribute to the betterment of children, like Campbell, who are facing childhood illness: St. Baldricks Foundation, the biggest non-government funder of childhood cancer research
www.hrgoesbald.com; The Buddy Brigade dog therapy program at CHKD
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:00 -7:30 PM, and the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m., both held at First Baptist Church, Newport News, 12716 Warwick Blvd. We invite you to wear purple, Campbell’s favorite color.