We have been incredibly blessed to hear how our precious miracle impacted the lives of others during her short time in this world. If she has left an imprint on your heart in some way, please take a moment to share with us!!
Carys Rainn Kitchen, daughter of Aaron Michael and Keri Ann Kitchen of Grayson, lived peacefully for 7 hours and 13 minutes on April 21st, 2011 at King’s Daughters Medical Center, exceeding hopeful expectations.
Carys was diagnosed with Anencephaly, a fatal neural tube defect, at 16 weeks gestation. Though initially devastated by Carys’ diagnosis, her family and friends experienced a glimpse of the closeness and reality of Heaven due to her presence. Though Carys’ time in this world was brief, she impacted the lives of those around her in ways that are nothing short of miraculous; strengthening faith and family relationships.
Carys is survived by her parents and twin brother, Paxton Cole Kitchen and loving grandparents, Michael D. and Pamela J. Kitchen of Grayson and Rev. James and Teri Harris of Argillite. In addition, Carys is survived by great-grandparents, Paul and Virginia Waggoner of Grayson, and Charles E. and Ruth Rose of Raceland, as well as many adoring aunts, uncles, and cousins. Carys has been welcomed to Heaven by great-grandparents Lewis and Marjorie J. Kitchen of Hitchins, Lester and Imogene Harris of Argillite, and Doris Bentley-Rose of Raceland, along with many other loved ones.
There will be a graveside service for Carys conducted by Rev. Scott Hill at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson. Friends and family are welcome to gather at Malone's Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Those who love her and who have been impacted by her life are encouraged to visit afterrainn.blogspot.com to leave messages on her memorial page and share her legacy with others.