Kelsey Rae Paton
Beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend. 2009 Western Branch High School graduate. Former Tidewater Community College and Culinary Institute of Virginia student. AmeriCorps volunteer. Restaurant manager. Artist. Music lover. Theater Fan. Social justice warrior. Beach Bum. Ray of sunshine. Force of nature. Lover of life.
Missing her dearly are her parents, Kathy and Billy Paton; her sister and best friend, Erin Paton; and all of her beloved family and friends.
Waiting for Kelsey are her paternal grandparents, Robert and Carol Paton; maternal grandparents, Thurman Barnes and Kelsey’s cherished grandmother, Grandma Lillie Barnes; uncle, Marvin G. Barnes Sr.; and aunt, Nina Hopewell Barnes Lodge, with whom she shared an enthusiastic love of art and cats.
If you were fortunate enough to have known Kelsey, you know her compassion; strength; stubbornness; talent; creativity; her love of all animals, especially her cat, Pearl; her green thumb (thanks to her mom); her laugh; her beauty and brains; her love of family and friends; and her fierce ability to love you back.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please check www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.com and her family’s social media sites for the details as they are made available. Please send any memories, pictures, and videos to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to share with the family.
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And as Kelsey would say, “You do you, Boo Boo”!
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