Kristin Alverna Jennings

November 25, 1981 - September 12, 2021
Kristin Alverna Jennings

Kristin Alverna Jennings, age 39 of Leland, NC, sadly and unexpectedly passed away in her bed on September 12, 2021.

Kristin was born in Forsyth County, NC on November 25, 1981 to Michael and Karen Jennings.

Kristin received her GED from Forsyth Technical Community College, where her father attended, and proceeded to study to be a Registered Nurse at the same college. Kristin also worked with her mother at a warehouse for a time. After graduating from Forsyth Tech, Kristin started working at Coastal Horizons in Wilmington, NC. Everyone there just loved her and gravitated toward her, as she was such a kind and generous soul. Kristin was lovingly known as “Cupcake” by her coworkers. She lit up a room and was always happy to help others. She exuded a positive energy that others could not help but be attracted to. When Kristin wasn’t working, she enjoyed attending music events around town. She grew to know lots of live musicians in the Wilmington area and attended their shows often. Kristin also loved animals, especially cats and hedgehogs, as she had 6 cats of her own and bred hedgehogs in the past. Kristin will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all that had the opportunity to know her in her lifetime.

Kristin in survived by her parents Michael and Karen Jennings, her half brother Brian Hundley (Michelle), two uncles who loved her very much, Rick Zimmerman (Cheryl) of Germington, NC and Daryl Jennings (Debbie) of Lewisville, NC, many cousins, 2nd and 3rd generations, in NC and PA, her long time friend Amy Nichole, her boyfriend Travis, and many other extended family members and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Kristin to be announced at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451. 910.383.3511


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  • September 19, 2021
    Jo Johnson lit a candle:
    Lit since September 19, 2021 at 9:10:28 PM

  • January 30, 2022
    Daniel Haynes says:
    It’s been a long time, I just heard the news and was shocked. My thoughts and prayers go out to Family and Friends I was lucky to know and spend time with Kristin.

  • November 03, 2021
    Margaret DeCola says:
    Kristin was my neighbor at Cypress Island. She was a lovely young woman. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • October 23, 2021
    Suzi Nance says:
    It took me a while, to get on here and do this. Your death left me distraught, not because I knew you for years or because we were great friends.... But because you, such a genuine, sincere, true, real soul, with a heart so sweet and giving, deserved nothing less than a long, happy, beautiful life . To you, I just want to thank you. I wonder if you knew how truly special you were to so many. Did you know, just by being you, so many, learned to believe in themselves and heal. I'll never, ever forget you or our chats. To your family, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I lost my daughter 2 years ago, so I know the pain, and no one deserves to feel such pain. You must all be amazing beings, because you certainly created one of the most amazing beings I've ever known. I promise to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

  • October 06, 2021
    Lindsay Locklear says:
    I was so sad to hear of your passing. I enjoyed our friendship in Elementary and Middle school. You were always such a sweet and kind person. I was always to pleased to see you were doing well through your posts with your BFF Amy. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to your family, friends, and all of your loved ones. May God give them peace and comfort during this difficult time. Rest in peace Kristin, I know your kind spirit will be missed in this world.