On Thursday morning, October 29, 2015 with her family by her side, a perpetual smile went out as Kendall LeeAnn Bayne, age 19, lost her long battle with cancer. Her smile, along side courage and grace during her journey, proved to be one of the most infectious agents on earth. And while we mourn her here, it is beyond the imagining what joy a smiling Kendall will bring to Heaven.
Kendall loved and lived life to its fullest. She graduated with honors from Cave Spring High School and enjoyed spending time with her friends. She loved cheerleading, watching cooking shows, going to the beach, taking pictures of sunsets and could easily eat three pounds of crab legs at one sitting. She was a huge country music fan, knew the words to every song and attended as many concerts as possible. Kendall loved UVA athletics and when she felt good she would be in the stands supporting her beloved HOOS.
Grateful for having shared her life are her mother and father, Andrea and Jere; her brother, Connor; and her sweet puppy and constant companion Kaylee Faith.
She is also survived by grandparents, Jim and Renee Cornett, Madeline Bayne, Frank and Joyce Ellis; uncles and aunts, Jimmy and Debbi Cornett, David and Kerri Cornett, Brandon and Melissa Cornett, and Jack and Diane Bayne; cousins, Levi, Noah, Carter, Ashton and Sofie Cornett, Samantha Stimeling, Lauren Bayne, and Mike Beaudoin.
Kendall is also survived by her best friend, Taylor Eubank; special friend, Matt Doughty and the love of her life, Victor Duval.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack and Judith Bayne.
The family wishes to thank the following people for their constant support and love for our daughter: Dr. William Fintel (her second father), Dr. Paul Richards, Dr. William Kiser, the nurses and staff at Blue Ridge Cancer Care, Liz Skaggs NP, Susan Meyers, PharmD, P.A. Bill Brunelli, Dr. David Buck, the staff of 6 west oncology at Lewis Gale Hospital who loved Kendall as if she were their own, Troy and Kat Richards, TGEN Research Foundation, Genentech BioOncolgy, Dr. John Dinsmore, Dr. Mandy Atkinson and Carilion Pediatric Oncology, Dr. Thomas D’Amico, the faculty and staff at Cave Spring High School, UVA Coach Mike London, Amy Bagilani and the entire Roanoke Valley Community who have supported us for five years.
In lieu of flowers Kendall requested that people consider donating to TGEN research to help find a cure for adrenal cortical carcinoma. The link can be found at KendallBayne.com.
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”