Reagan Faith Warren, 18, of Heidrick, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington. She is the daughter of Steve and Jennifer Warren, born in Corbin on June 11, 1998.
Reagan's battle began at age 15, and she was home schooled her sophomore year. She returned to Knox Central her junior year, where she went on to graduate top 25 in her class, and third out of 220 of the KCHS Class of 2016. During her tenure as a student in the Knox County Public School System, she earned both the Rogers Explorer and the Rogers Scholar. Additionally, she was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky, the prestigious William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship, where she planned to study speech language pathology. She was the recipient of numerous academic achievements and awards, as well as a member of multiple clubs and organizations. She was a Knox Central cheerleader, a member of the KCHS tennis team, and was a devout fan of Knox Central sports, especially basketball.
She was the founder of Reagan's Toy Drive for the past three years, raising
donations at Christmas for less fortunate children all across Knox County.
Reagan also thoroughly loved, enjoyed and cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
She is survived by her parents, Steve and Jennifer (Jackson) Warren, her sister, Morgan Grace Warren, of Heidrick, grandparents, Denver Lee and Sue Jackson of Heidrick, Donnie and Daisy Warren of Bimble, great-grandparents, Marie G. Mills of Heidrick, and Homer Lee and Virginia Jackson of Barbourville, her aunts and uncles, Curt and Gina Rose of Heidrick, Dan and Robin Gillespie of Louisville, Keith and Casey Couch of Okinawa, Japan, and cousins, Matt and Lauren Ramsey, Vance Rose, Allie Gillespie, Claire Gillespie and Maggie Couch, and her boyfriend of three years, Kendall Frost of Barbourville.
On Monday morning, Reagan Faith fell asleep here on Earth and awoke to the glory of Heaven. She was the epitome of elegance, beauty, grace, intelligence and kindness. The legacy she leaves behind is the lasting impact she had on everyone who knew her. Her kindred spirit, bravery and FAITHfulness, even in the face of adversity, inspired many and reminded us all of the preciousness of life. Her stature may have been petite and her demeanor gentle, but she had the heart of a lamb and the courage of a lion. She taught us that the quality of our existence far exceeds the quantity of the time we live and though we grieve in her absence, we were all blessed to have known and been a part of who she was. Souls were saved, lives were touched, and in the end she was the victor, for she conquered her battle and finally made it home, safe in the arms of our Savior.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Locust Grove
Baptist Church in Girdler, with the Rev. David Barnard, the Rev. Ralph Halcomb, and the Rev. Buster Liford officiating. Burial will follow in Doolin Cemetery at Heidrick, with Corey Owens, Logan Owens, Christopher Jackson, Alex Sprinkles, Rollie Mills, Alex Mills, Sawyer Corey, Frankie Robinson, Jared Hall, Matthew Barger and Blaine Wyatt all serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include: Steve Abner, John Prichard, Bryan Elliott, team members and coaching staff of Knox Central High School basketball, her doctors, nurses and staff at both the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital and DanceBlue Clinic, the KCHS Class of 2016, and also her closest friends. Visitation for Reagan will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Locust Grove Baptist Church, and after 10 a.m.
Friday until the funeral hour.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kentucky DanceBlue Clinic.
Published on October 26, 2016