Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving for Stephanie Anne Lyon Kirkpatrick

Wilsonville, Alabama, November 24,2010
Cody Lyon
We lost my little sister, Stephanie Anne Lyon Kirkpatrick on November 10th, 2010, just ten days after her 38th birthday on October 31st. She died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm (coupled with Mitral Valve prolapse) while jogging, training for a half marathon.

Stef, a pharmacist, died while doing what she loved, running and preparing for yet another competitive event. She leaves behind her husband Jay Kirkpatrick, her parents, me her brother, as well as many friends.

Although Stephanie's far to early departure from this world has left me and my family infected with excruciating pain, simply put, heartbroken, I am thankful for the precious time we shared and the memories she leaves behind with all those who loved her. I'm also comforted on this very sad Thanksgiving by an important fact; During the years Stephanie was here, she made this world a much more beautiful place. Thank you little sister.

I'll miss her terribly as will everyone who knew and loved her.

For those wishing to reach out, donations can be made in her name, Stephanie Anne Lyon Kirkpatrick, to the Shelby County Humane Society in Columbiana, Alabama.