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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  • September 30, 2021
    Jeanina (Gena) Lanier Blackmon says:
    I remember the first time I met you, I loved your hair, and as we were talking about it, I said well I'm probably too old to that,then you said, well I'm almost 40, I WAS FLOORED, I THOUGHT YOU WERE LIKE 23, you were such a beautiful girl, inside and out, you had a pure soul that genuinely enjoyed helping others,the world is a darker place without you in it. YOU were truly a Ray of sunshine , your eyes sparkled, your hair was the colors of the rainbow, your smile was breathtaking and your heart was made of pure gold, James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning , Kristen was a good and perfect gift from above, she will be so greatly missed, and I feel so blessed to have known her for the short time she had here, they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery,I did my hair different colors because I liked Kristen's so much, She was an honest to God Angel on earth, and God called her home, rest in peace sweet girl, until we meet again on the other side.

  • September 28, 2021
    Travis Hannon says:
    Travis Hannon

  • September 28, 2021
    Travis Hannon says:
    Kristin, it’s been a little over 2 weeks, and I still don’t // can’t believe it !!!!! You changed my life in so many ways. All for the better!!! It’s extremely hard at night time when we aren’t laying together, and arms and legs twisted in the “Boston Pretzel”, laying 3rd eye to 3rd eye!!! We exchanged so much energy and thought in those moments !!!! I think of you almost every second of the day , especially when it is time for bed!! I know you are with me everywhere I go !!!!! You help me with each and every decision I make. My baby, I KNOW YOU HAVE SAVED ME FROM MYSELF!!!! You have given me the clarity I need in order to abstain from relapsing, and many other thoughts that would have given this place more business!!!! I feel you when you are on my shoulder reminding me of how important it is that I am there for my children, and that I NEED to be the example of change. I KNOW that it’s you that I hear in my head recommending that I take a second and THINK……REALLY THINK!!!! That is something I have never done before you!!! Kristin I owe you my life!!! I owe you my LOVE!!! I owe you the way my mind and heart think and act !!!!! We might be apart in body, as you have shed your skin-suit, but sweetheart, we are EVERY BIT AS CLOSE in soul and spirit !! I feel your soul all the time, I see you in my dreams, and I carry you in my heart!! ALWAYS, I carry your heart in my heart!!! Your my morning, noon, and night. I will keep you alive through post // memes // jokes, etc. I’m gonna keep flooding your phone ##, emails, FB, and Instagram. Most of all, I will ALWAYS be there for your mom and dad!!! I’m just a call away, and baby, we have been talking and taking care of the baby hedgehogs. They want you to know that they love you too. Especially “Big Mama”!! We all love you and miss you. But one day when the universe decides it’s my time to shed my skin suit, I’ll join you on the other side of the rainbow, and we will ride unicorns together as our little gang of pixies and fairies flitter around us like a protective ball!!!! Kristin Jennings,,…..,,,,I wanted it to be Kristin Hannon so bad, and was weeks away from proposing to you. But baby, you know how we felt. You wore a beautiful “place holder” ring. I just wished we could have made it official…… not for ink and paper…….. but for the meshing of our two hearts and souls into one being. I am convinced now, that the proposal didn’t happen, but when you passed from this dimension to the next, we became one!!!!! Your spirit, soul, and energy mended with mine and that is when we became one entity. Travis and Kristin Hannon. You are my forever lady, as I am your forever man!!! MY DEAR ANGEL, I ❤️❤️❤️You!!!!! TODAY, TOMORROW, FOREVER, AND ALWAYS!!!

  • September 21, 2021
    Donna Capps says:
    Kristin, I only knew you six short months. You were always so gentle and spoke so softly. You will be missed and I am glad I had the opportunity to get to know you. It was always a pleasure to work with you. My condolences to your family.❤️

  • September 21, 2021
    Debbie Hannon says:
    It has taken me days to process your absence. Kristin, you had become such a shinning light in Travis’ life and thus in mine. Your genuine love and caring for him brought me so much happiness. I looked so forward to you being a forever part of our lives. You had such an amazing aura. Always smiling. Always cheerful. Always attentive. Always honest. If ever I had a daughter, I would want her to be just like you. I know that Karen and Mike will never be the same without you and I won’t either. I know you are at peace and flying with the angels because you were truly an angel on earth. Rest In Peace beautiful Kristin. You Beale such a big part of our lives and I will forever miss you