John Andrew Kinser, born prematurely on April 28, 2009, passed away on May 14, 2009 at his home in Texas.
He is survived and loved by his parents and former Lebanon residents Reagan and Kate Kinser, his twin sister Hallie Sara, his grandparents Russell and Mary Kinser and Rodney and Hallie Lemon, his great-grandparents Howard and Mamie Kinser, and two uncles and aunts, John (Denise) Lemon and Nathan (Brandy) Kinser.
In his short life, John Andrew impressed his family and caregivers with his energy wiggling around and his strong spirit in dealing with the illnesses he faced. His family is at peace that John is in heaven where he no longer has to fight but can wiggle all he wants in celebration with our Lord.
The family asks that all remember John by praying for his twin sister, Hallie Sara, who is showing a similar strong spirit in facing the challenges associated with premature birth. Please pray for her health and that she will be able to one day come home healthy with her parents and meet the many people who pray for her and love her.
The family has also decided to create a scholarship fund in honor of John’s memory at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon. The scholarship will go to a graduating senior who has dealt with overcoming adversity, just as John had to do much of his short life.
If you would like to honor John’s memory in this way (and in lieu of flowers), please send checks payable to "FCS" and note on the check that it is for the "John Kinser Memorial Scholarship" fund. Checks can be mailed to:
John Kinser Memorial Scholarship, c/o Friendship Christian School, 5400 Coles Ferry Pikem Lebanon, TN 37087.