Kristopher Kevin Rawlings

Published 11:44 am Thursday, October 25, 2012

BOYKINS—Kristhoper Kevin Rawlings, 23, of Boykins passed away on October 21, 2012.

A native of Southampton County, he was the son of the late Sandra Rawlings and Richard Ford.

Kristopher K. Rawlings (B.K.A) KK was well known in the community. He was very helpful and loved by all. He always kept a smile on his face. He enjoyed riding his bike and playing horseshoes.

Kristopher worked for the Town of Boykins.

He is survived by two sisters, Lakesha Janie Rawlings and Vanetia Ann Rawlings; one brother, Russell Jermone Rawlings; two nephews; and one niece.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Town of Boykins for its kindness and all donations. Kristhoper K. Rawlings will be truly missed by all.

The Rev. Dr. Joseph J. Ferguson will conduct the funeral services at Engram Funeral Home on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 1 p.m.

In reflection, Norman Lee wrote, “he worked for me over two years. He was a great worker. I will miss him greatly.”

Personal reflections by David Anthony Stiglitz of Mount Boykins, Va.

I truly know God is good all the time, but I find myself pondering and trying to understand as to why He chose to take my friend at this time. It was my hopes that it would be Kris honoring me by one day attending my funeral; never imagined that I would be attending his.

I, myself, have been blessed by having a mother and father by my side all my life, who constantly pick me up on all the many times that I had fallen.

You see, my friend here didn’t have that luxury. I met him when he was 15, and though life did not deal him the best of hands, you never saw him running around with a chip on his shoulder; in fact, most of the time he had a smile on his face. I don’t believe I ever heard someone say an ill word about him in the 10 years I’ve known him.

My friend’s name is Kristhoper Kevin Rawlings. Most who knew him call him KK, but me, you see, I called him Fred.

When I first moved to Boykins, and I heard people calling his name, I thought they were calling him “Kiki.” So I went looking for him in town asking everyone where “Kiki” was, getting many laughs along the way, until finally, someone said, “Kiki’s a girl’s name. His name is KK.”

I started laughing along with them, and when I finally found Kris, and told him the story, he’s laughing right with me and I said, “Kiki, KK, George, Harold, aw heck, I’m just gonna call you Fred.”

Well, been about 10 years now, and for all that time, to me he’s been Fred.

I believe when all is said and done, the best any of us can hope for is that maybe we leave this world having had a positive effect on other people’s lives, and my friend, Kristhoper Kevin Rawlings (KK) (Fred), will not be forgotten by me for as long as I may live. He was truly one of the good ones, but I feel God knows that.