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Rhonda Gay Elkins

Rhonda Gay Elkins
  • July 16, 1960 - August 29, 2014
  • Clarkton, North Carolina

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“I first found you on Wordpress Rhonda. Your family's story and grief resonated with me so much. I think of you often, since you went ahead. I send...Read More »
1 of 60 | Posted by: Sandra Moran Hervey Bay Australia

“I often think of Rhonda and her loved ones left behind. I hope that you have all been wrapped up in love and kindness are so many devastating losses....Read More »
2 of 60 | Posted by: Sandra Moran Queensland Australia

“It has now been a year since we lost my niece, Rhonda Gay Sellers Elkins, to a serious condition from which she could not overcome. We should never...Read More »
3 of 60 | Posted by: Peggy Montalbano - Raleigh, NC

“I am in absolute shock right now! I am in such shock! I just went to look at Rhonda's blog which I've done in the last few months now and then...Read More »
4 of 60 | Posted by: Dee - NV

“To Rhonda's family, I want to let you know that you are still in many thoughts and prayers. I did not know Kaitlyn, but I was in her medical school,...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Samantha

“Rhonda was a follower of my blog, and through that we corresponded a few times, and via email. Like everyone, I am deeply shocked and saddened that...Read More »
6 of 60 | Posted by: Uncle Spike - Turkey

“Very sad. ”
7 of 60 | Posted by: Eric - Oklahoma City, OK

“Allyn and families, I am truely shocked. Just read about Rhonda in the paper. Words cannot express the tragedy you and the families have endured. I...Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: Debbie Hinson High - Whiteville, NC

“Sorry it has taken me so long to post this, the sadness overwhelms me still to this day..19 months, 85 weeks, I lost my son to suicide. Those first...Read More »
9 of 60 | Posted by: Michelle elkin - Cortland, OH

“Thank you for the gifts you left for other families who struggle with this terrible tragedy. I purchased your book after losing my daughter and it...Read More »
10 of 60 | Posted by: Lori

“Oh how I miss you, I miss your sweet voice, my baby sister, love you so much, but I will see you again. ”
11 of 60 | Posted by: Sherry - Whiteville, NC

“Dear Dagny, Forever, ever in my heart. Now hand in hand with your gorgeous baby-please tell my Jo Holly I love her. How we will miss you. I am...Read More »
12 of 60 | Posted by: Jane Funches- "Jo Holly's Mama" - SC

“I am just heartbroken and sadden of the loss of Rhonda. I met her in the "blogging" world after I started writing about my journey in grief. She was...Read More »
13 of 60 | Posted by: Belinda Schell - Monticello, GA

“Allyn, & family, My heart is broken for you and your family, I will keep you all in my prayers and pray that God will give you all strength and...Read More »
14 of 60 | Posted by: Niki Dennis - Elizabethtown, NC

“We'll always remember Rhonda as a happy, fun-loving, enthusiastic person who got so excited over the idea of camping in their RV, motorcycling, and...Read More »
15 of 60 | Posted by: Robert and Donna - Rhinebeck, NY

“I am very sorry for your family's loss of Rhonda and Kaitlyn. May they both rest in peace. ”
16 of 60 | Posted by: Kathleen Taylor Hamlett - Kemah, TX

“My deepest sympathy to Rhonda's loved ones. I met Rhonda online via her blog. My youngest child died a couple of months after Kaitlyn. Rhonda and I...Read More »
17 of 60 | Posted by: Dee Incollingo - PA - Friend

“I am somewhat at a loss for words. My heart aches and I am so sorry for your loss. Rhonda is loved and will be missed by so many. She helped me so...Read More »
18 of 60 | Posted by: Randi Nelson - Mesquite, NV

“My deepest condolences on the loss of Rhonda.... a beautiful soul who touched many hearts. May God give you the strength to endure this devastating...Read More »
19 of 60 | Posted by: Judy Lehman - Germantown, WI

“With deepest sadness and sympathy to Rhonda's family. She was a blessing to so manyRest in Peace Rhonda. The Angels are certainly singing your...Read More »
20 of 60 | Posted by: Karen L Brown - Auburn, CA

“I don't think that Rhonda had any idea how many lives she touched. She was frequently so open, talking about many things that are usually kept...Read More »
21 of 60 | Posted by: Christine Bastone - Lake Wales, FL

“There are no words to describe Rhonda's passing into eternal life. I know she is now at peace. She was such a wonderful person. I am sure God came...Read More »
22 of 60 | Posted by: Peggy Montalbano - Raleigh, NC

“My heart was broken when I heard about this ! I to have lost someone, and it has taken away my joy and filled my heart with pain. My prayers go out...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: SondraAutry - Whiteville, NC

“Rhonda touched the hearts & minds of so many after the devastating loss of Kaitlyn. I knew Rhonda through a global online community of those bereaved...Read More »
24 of 60 | Posted by: Jacqueline Williams - UK - Friend

“Rhonda and I worked together at the hospital in Whiteville years ago. When she left to go to nursing school, we lost touch but had reconnected on...Read More »
25 of 60 | Posted by: Deborah Dallas - Lake Waccamaw, NC

“Rhonda my heart is broken for you and your family. Rest in peace sweet lady! ”
26 of 60 | Posted by: Betty Hughes Clark - Nakina, NC

“My Heart goes out to Rhonda's Family. You have my deepest sympathies and Prayers. Sweet Beautiful Rhonda, I know your reunion with Kaitlin was...Read More »
27 of 60 | Posted by: Lori Norcross - Avon, MA - Friend

“To Rhonda's family... my heart is broken for you. I met Rhonda in an online writers' community (KBoards) and did some editing for her on a short...Read More »
28 of 60 | Posted by: Carol Davis - NY

“Ally, Stephanie and the rest of Rhonda's family, I have no words that can take away your pain. My heart and love goes out to each and every one of...Read More »
29 of 60 | Posted by: Trish Boswell - Clarkton, NC

“My heart hurts for your family...May God give you peace and comfort beyond understanding...Rhonda touched many people and she changed many peoples...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Iris Johnson Sistrunk - Vidor, TX

“RHONDA I LOVE U R BLESSED TO B WITH YOUR BELOVED KAITLIN. BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER U DID LEAVE BEHIND SO MANY PEOPLE THAT LOVED U. U INSPIRED SO MANY....Read More »
31 of 60 | Posted by: Nancy Norris - Whiteville, NC

“Sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful Rhonda. I had begun following her journey through her blog. I too have lost a child - my youngest...Read More »
32 of 60 | Posted by: Sandra Moran Queensland Australia

“May you rest in peace, and be in no more pain. ”
33 of 60 | Posted by: Lee Ann - FL

“To the family, I just wanted to say how very very shocked and sorry I am to hear that Rhonda passed away. Her words about grief were very powerful...Read More »
34 of 60 | Posted by: Katie - New York - Reader, Friend

“Grant to her eternal rest Oh Lord. She was weary and You gave her rest. ”
35 of 60 | Posted by: Virginia Phillips - Ennis, TX

“In the time since Kaitlyn's death, Rhonda became part of a worldwide community of grievers, and she spoke out in a clear and powerful voice for...Read More »
36 of 60 | Posted by: Ellen Ross - Johnstown, NY

“Sometimes the weight gets to be too much. she tried to be a beacon to so many, but sometimes the sheer gravity overtakes us. She is with her...Read More »
37 of 60 | Posted by: Shelley Platt McDonough - CA

“Rhonda ~ a woman with a message ... I'm so sorry and sad, but Rhonda is a special person who brought attention to the cause. The road she walked, we...Read More »
38 of 60 | Posted by: Kim Garcia - Tucson, AZ

“I worked with Rhonda at Comprehensive Home Health Care. She was always such a caring and efficient nurse. My thoughts and prayers will be with her...Read More »
39 of 60 | Posted by: Lorie Moore Floyd - Atkinson, NC

“To the Sellers and Elkins family-Our hearts are very heavy as we share this great loss. May our loving God embrace and comfort you and the family...Read More »
40 of 60 | Posted by: Becky Sellers-Reeves - Raleigh, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Rhonda was a wonderful person, caring a lot of pain and sadness. I hope she's at peace now and reunited with "K" She...Read More »
41 of 60 | Posted by: Tracye - Kernersville, NC

“Rhonda was an inspiration to many of us as she helped so many people who were going through the pain of losing a loved one. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
42 of 60 | Posted by: Lynda F. Turbeville - Sanford, NC

“I have no words to ease the pain. God bless and keep you Stephanie and Allyn ”
43 of 60 | Posted by: Toni Blackmon - Clarkton, NC

“i am sorry for your lost ”
44 of 60 | Posted by: kim wooten - clarkton, NC

“Allyn and Stephanie, Words fail me at this time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.. I never met Rhonda but knew her from talking to her...Read More »
45 of 60 | Posted by: Kellie Brown - Leesville, LA

“I am so sorry to hear of your great loss, especially following such a great loss just a little over a year ago. You have been in my thoughts and will...Read More »
46 of 60 | Posted by: Amy Thompson-Barfield (Daughter of William and Rosemary Thompson - NC

“I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Rhonda provided me with a tremendous amount of support. May God keep you in the palm of His hand in the days...Read More »
47 of 60 | Posted by: Kelly Castel - New City, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
48 of 60 | Posted by: Lucia Woody - Tabor City, NC

“I am so disturbed to learn of Rhonda's passing. She will be with her daughter now. My condolences to her husband and daughter. ”
49 of 60 | Posted by: Betty F Davis - White Lake, NC

“Rhonda and I met in the Parents of Suicide group and became FB friends too. We shared the journey of grief after losing a child to suicide. I had...Read More »
50 of 60 | Posted by: Barbara Swanston

“You are all in my prayers. There are no words that can heal your pain, unless they are said in prayer. God Bless you all and lift you up. ”
51 of 60 | Posted by: Joyce Graham - Loris, SC

“My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all of you. ”
52 of 60 | Posted by: Jean Lansberry - Manchester, NY

“I am so sorry. I met Rhonda on line not to long after she lost her daughter. My son turned 17 on 3/8/11 and took his life on 3/23/11. I felt a...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: Ann Miquelon - Indian Hills, CO

“Much love and peace to all the Sellers and Elkins family. My heart is heavy for your loss. Love Kathy Tyree Bullock ”
54 of 60 | Posted by: Kathy Tyree Bullock - SC

“I am so heartbroken for Rhonda, the family. I met Rhonda after she lost her precious Kaitlyn in 2013 online. I too lost my child to suicide. We...Read More »
55 of 60 | Posted by: Tammy Richardson - North Rose, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
56 of 60 | Posted by: Marie Pugh - Caddo Mills, TX

“Rest in peace. You will be dearly missed. ”
57 of 60 | Posted by: Kay Nance Stout - Surfside Beach, SC

“So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
58 of 60 | Posted by: Daphne Jefferson Burney Horne - NC

“Allyn,Stephanie. There are no words to say to comfort you, only prayers. My heart is also broken. I love Rhonda dearly and will never forget all the...Read More »
59 of 60 | Posted by: Kelly Reeves - nakina, NC

“Allyn, Stephanie, and family. My heart is breaking but I know nothing like yours. I just wish there was something I could do for you all. Please...Read More »
60 of 60 | Posted by: Janice M. Evans - Ash, NC


Mrs. Rhonda Gay Elkins, 54, of Clarkton passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Kaitlyn Elkins, and father-in-law, William A. Elkins.

She is survived by her husband, Allyn Elkins of the home; her parents, UV and Lucille Cartrette Sellers of Whiteville; her daughter, Stephanie Alford and husband Steve of Leland; her mother-in-law, Eunice Elkins; three sisters, Judy Herring, Sherry Smith and Gail Lynch all of Whiteville, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Clarkton Cemetery with Rev. Mitchell Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers gifts may be made on line to the Kaitlyn Elkins Student Wellness Fund (3022) at www.wakehealth.edu/onlinegift.htm. If you would like to mail a gift, you can send it to the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021.
The family will greet friends at Ms. Eunice Elkins home,3438 N.C. Hwy E. Clarkton N.C. 28433