Kendra Gail Harrington, age 34, of Taylorsville, surrounded by her loving Mother, Dad and family took the hand of her Lord and Savior, and stepped into heaven, October 10, 2017.Kendra was born March 7, 1983 in Iredell County to Ken and Gail Harrington of Taylorsville.

She was employed for six years in the ER at Catawba Regional Medical Center and since as a “traveling ER nurse” and had administered to the sick all over the United States. Kendra graduated nursing school in  2005 from the CVCC School of Nursing.

Kendra loved her work and traveling over the country. Kendra loved her family and her life. She was very active and outgoing and she loved Jesus! Kendra was a beautiful person within and without! Kendra is a member of Salem Lutheran Church, MS, Taylorsville.

In addition to Kendra's parents, she is survived by her loving brother, Garrett Harrington of the home; Grandmothers; Special Aunts and Cousins; and a multitude of friends.

A Celebration of Kendra’s Life and Worship Service honoring Christ will be conducted 2:30 pm. Saturday October 14, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church, MS, 4005 NC-Hwy 16 North, Taylorsville. Pastor Ray Ohlendorf and Rev. Gavin Mize will officiate. The family will receive friends and celebrate in Salem Hall from 12:00-2:15 pm prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to: Salem Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4005 NC-Hwy 16 N, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, PO Box 32141 New York, NY 10087-2141.

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Sorry for your loss.  I worked with Kendra at CVMC years ago.  The one thing that stood out about her and what I will remember is the way she treated others,  coworkers and patients.
Trenton Riley - Hickory, NC
I didn't know Kendra. Not all. We are only linked by the love for caring for others. I am a Nurse of 29 years. I am so sorry for your loss. Our loss here on earth. An Angel in scrubs has earned her wings. May God give you strength at this time.
Tara  McEady - Valdosta, GA
Ken, Gail, and Garrett---I am so saddened in your loss.  I have not seen Kendra since she was a little girl but kept up with her life through Sherry. What comfort to know she lived her life in service to others and now is safe in the arms of Jesus! Psalm 34:18 is a comforting verse in God's word. Gail, I will never forget how you served our family during our losses. We love you and will continue to lift you all in prayer in the days ahead. God bless!!! Robbie Moore (Sherry's sister) Wake Forest
Robbie Moore - Raleigh, NC
I look forward to meeting Kendra in Heaven one day!  She sounded like a truly special young woman.  She cared for many people as a nurse, and now she's being cared for by Heaven's Angels.   Although I haven't seen you all in many years, my heart is so heavy for you & the family over this loss.  I remember you well and I know what you mean to Aunt Sherry & Uncle James.  I am praying for you & your family---that you feel God's peace, comfort, strength, and Hope in the times ahead.  
Carla M Mills - Wake Forest
I'm sorry to hear that you're grieving the loss of Kendra. Jesus felt the pain and sorrow that death brings when He was on earth. John 11:35 "Jesus gave way to tears " because his friend Lazarus had died.
bj - GA
My deepest sympathy to the family. I met Kendra working at Catawba Valley when we moved up here. She was a true friend and made you feel welcome. She will truly be missed
Terri Hilderbrand - Granite Falls, NC
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.  
Ken Paige - Taylorsville, NC
so sorry for your loss.
joyce pierce - taylorsville, nc
Ken, Gail, and Garrett:
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Kendra touched so many lives. One special memory I have is when mother and I were running Salem Park. We had to run up to the church and make a copy. There we found Kendra studying for nursing school in the parish hall. She was alone and said it was quiet there.  I just know God was by her side adding a little help! When I got cancer along with a few other ones in our church, I would get the sweetest cards from her. She is in heaven now and suffering no more. We love all of you and if you need anything don't ever hesitate to ask. Kendra had a great family and she had a great church family that loved her dearly. Our church family will be there for you just like they were for me(Robin). I will never forget the last time I got to talk to her in church. She had gotten her hat made with her hair and she was so proud of it. Of course she worked it like the model that she was!
David & Robin Crowe
Travis Wike  
Robin Crowe - Taylorsville, NC
Harrington Family,
It comes with great sadness that Kendra has gone on to be with the angels. But may she Rest In Peace.
Joyce Gillespie - Morrisville, NC
I was saddened to hear of Kendra's passing. It's been several years since I've seen her but remember that beautiful smile fondly. May God bless you and comfort you in your time of need.
Christy Houston - Conover, NC
My deepest sympathies are with your family at this time.I had the pleasure of knowing /working with Kendra on the Vineyard. She was a very special person , kind, caring, funny , hardworking but you know all that, she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Bertha Blake - Oak Bluffs, MA
My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time! She was so young and beautiful. Praying for all!
Kristen hammer - Hiddenite, NC
We are deeply saddened by your loss. We have heard nothing but good things about your precious Kendra. Our hearts mourn with you during this time. We will continue to pray for your family. May God comfort and strengthen you as only He can do.
Dennis and Linda Chapman - Taylorsville, NC
I worked with Kendra at Catawba Valley Medical Center ER.  Kendra was an amazing nurse and beautiful person!  Never do I remember anything but a smile on her face!  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kelly Griffith - Hickory, NC
My deepest condolences to your family. Kendra was an amazing person and friend. She helped me through a lot of difficult times during high school. You guys treated me as if I were your own. Although through the years we drifted apart my love for her never changed. Her passing has been devastating, but luckily I have wonderful memories of her and a lot of pictures to remind me of all the great times we shared. Sending all my love and prayers to you all. May God be with you all....Heather
Heather Dunn (Pope) - Conover, NC
Kendra was an amazing friend and full of love and laughter. Our prayers are with the family.
Brian & Karen Drum - Catawba, NC
Ken, Gail and family- it would be 7:00 in the evening and a crazy bad day when this smiling, cheerful face would come down the hall from the break room in the ER at Catawba- and no matter what kind of report I was about to give her, Kendra's attitude would be bring it on!! I loved getting the messages from her on her travels, I loved seeing the enjoyment of life in her face in all the pictures she posted. I never, ever saw a picture of Kendra that she didn't have a smile on her face. Please know that I will be keeping you in my prayers while you begin to navigate life without her physical presence but know always that her love for you came through everything I ever read in her messages and posts- loved you deeply. Never forget that.
Dena Sigman - Denver, NC
My heartfelt condolences during this time of heartache and sorrow. Lean on family, memories, faith and God. Lifting you in prayers
Clara Bostian - Taylorsville, NC
Ken,Gail and Garrett
We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Kendra !! Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming months !!! May the Lord give you peace and strength during this difficult time !!!
Billl and Marsha White - Hiddenite, NC
Dear Ken, Gail, and Garrett,
We are praying for peace to bring you comfort during this difficult time. Your beautiful Kendra will live on in the sweet and precious memories and hearts of the many people whose lives she touched.
With sympathy and love,
Bradley, Brenda, and Brett Watson
Brenda Watson - Taylorsville, NC
After I read about Kendra's recent death after just 34 way too short years of precious life, I wanted to express my feelings of sympathy for the Harrington family and friends. I know Kendra has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18  tells us:  "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit."    Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief.      Most of us have seen this enemy death claim the lives of people dear to us. But  Jehovah God  promises to destroy this enemy, death, once and for all.   Rev. 21: 4; tells us: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Isaiah 25: 8, 1 Corinthians 15: 26)  Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life."    Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever.  For Jehovah himself has spoken it."    For more comforting scriptures please visit:  http://bit.ly/1K38EFt.     It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me  find the answer to Why?  I know it will do the same for you.  John 17:3  God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises soon here on earth (Psalm 37:9-11, 29), including the resurrection.  None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection  (John 5: 28, John 6: 40, John 11:23-25, Acts 24:15)  I offer my sincere condolences to the family.  Feel free to contact me at my email address.
I pray it will bring you comfort to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"  https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO
or watch this faith strengthening video:  "Can The Dead Really Live Again?"
https://vimeo.com/232445509    
Julie Jarmon - Dothan, AL
We will be keeping your family in our prayers.  Praying that all may feel the love, strength, and peace that only God can provide in the days, months, and years ahead.
Richard & Brenda Hallman - Taylorsville, NC
I worked with Kendra at Catawba Hospital and LEE.  She was genuinely a loving and caring person. I feel honored to call her a friend.  Ken and Gail I will be praying for you and the rest of your family. It provides me comfort and peace knowing that Kendra is in a mighty place with a illness free body. Much love and prayers for everyone who know her.
Christine Payne - Stony Point, NC

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