Kelyn Anissa Kingsberry was born September 10, 2014 and departed this life on March 9th, 2020. She was the youngest of her family and a fraternal twin. She was a joy and a blessing to her family. Kelyn was also the answer to a mystery that her family grappled with since the death of her oldest sibling, Amira Elyse Kingsberry in 2010 to what was an unknown illness at the time. Kelyn valiantly fought similar symptoms as Amira did and in November of 2017 was diagnosed with Neimann Pick Type C, a neurologically degenerative genetic disorder that caused a defect in the way cells processed cholesterol and other fats. (For more information, go to https://nnpdf.org/overview/#NPC.)
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving parents, Hassan and Dr. Francemise Kingsberry; her brother, Hassan Kingsberry, II; her twin sister, Keren Alyssa Kingsberry of Raleigh, NC; her paternal grandmother, Sheila Kingsberry-Burt of Louisburg, NC; maternal grandparents, Francois and Miramene St. Pierre of Newark, New Jersey; her paternal great-grandfather, Swade Exum of Garner, NC; her Godmother, Carmen Scott of Oakland, CA; her uncles, aunts, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and family friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00PM at King's Park International Church 1305 Odyssey Drive, Durham, NC. Burial will follow in the Jordan Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1926 Alert Road, Warrenton, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 12-1PM prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Kelyn Kingsberry at NCSECU at any local branch.
A Service of Love and Dignity Provided by: William Toney's Funeral Home, 216 E. Barbee Street, Zebulon, NC