H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

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Cayden Taylor Gipson

August 14, 1992February 7, 2020

Cayden Taylor Gipson, 27, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on February 7, 2020.

Cayden was born in Jacksonville, NC, to Karrie Lovvorn and Danny Gipson on August 14, 1992. He graduated from Mill Creek High School and attended Georgia Southern University. He worked as a sales representative for Best Buy for eight years.

Melanoma may have claimed his body, but it could never touch his beautiful soul. Throughout everything this aggressive and brutal cancer brought into his life, Cayden’s kind spirit and calm demeanor was always present. He had every right to complain, but never did. He fought with unbelievable courage, grace, and wisdom well beyond his years. Even with the gravity of what he faced, he still found ways to make us laugh. Cayden’s passion was music. If you were lucky enough to share a music festival experience with him, know that you were a part of some of the best memories of his life. Cayden was kind, funny, fiercely loyal, hardworking, and loved his family and friends dearly.

Cayden is survived by his parents Karrie Lovvorn, and Danny Gipson: grandparents Beverly Doliber Brandes, Victor Brandes, David and Linda Lovvorn, and June Warren: and many other beloved family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cayden had a strong love and appreciation for animals. Should friends and family wish, memorial donations may be made to PAWS Atlanta http://pawsatlanta.org.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to our FedEx and Best Buy families, Mark Allen, Bill and Beth Hembree, Julie and Tim Woodson, and Shafi Jamil for the love and support you’ve given us over the last year.


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Victor Brandes

February 28, 2020

Cayden, you will always be loved, missed, thought of and hold a special place in my heart.

That Asian Boy Andrew

February 15, 2020

I miss you so much, brother. So many inane daily things I think of or say are molded by our experiences. You knew me better than I knew myself. Thank you for that last gift. I'm limited to 2000 characters and that'd maybe summarize high school for us. I hope you still got the interwebs and can scroll dank memes and one day read this. The plot thickens you Papa John's large pizza. Forever your yellow friend/father. See ya eventually Bobbeh.

Dave § Linda Lovvorn

February 12, 2020

We just want to say that we love Cayden. He had a very tough year fighting this terrible cancer but did it with grace and courage. We are very proud of him and his Mom. We will miss him.

Chassity Hooper

February 12, 2020

Man, it seems so strange that your time on this mortal coil has expired... I don't understand it, but I guess it's all just part of this thing we call life. One thing I admired most about Cayden was that he was a real one. If he didn't share your same opinion he would let you know, but always in a way that kind of made you think outside the box or made you reexamine your thoughts. It made for good conversation. I recall many nights he and Brian would just talk and play video games in the other room. He never shoved ideas down peoples' throats - was always an open listener. A very chill dude. His sense of humor was unrivaled - always cracking jokes at stupid stuff. Every time I saw a Spongebob meme, Mortal Kombat, Spoderman, Hank Hill, or anything Tim & Eric I would share it with him in mind. He was a friend who was always there without question - loved music, loved animals, and loved just hanging out. Yes, he babysat our cat, and is largely responsible for his name... "Sluggz". Real talk. Gonna miss you coming over dude... We weren't best friends or anything like that, but we had good times when we all lived at Dustward and Nicole's house, and I know you had good times with Brian even 'til the bitter end. You were still smiling the very last time I saw you even though I know you were hurting inside. Talk about 808s and heartbreak... I won't forget about you, my guy. Hope you're getting schwifty on the other side bro, wherever that is. 💙 We love you and will always carry your memory with us!

Lauren (LBoogie) Carlisle

February 11, 2020

OCayCayCay you will be truly missed. You were always there for us when we needed love and support. We always knew that if we said the words “BBQ” you would be there for a plate or two even if you were fashionably late due to work. I always enjoyed sitting and have nerd talks with you about the latest in Marvel or Star Wars rumors. I will never forget you coming to hang out with me because I was scared to be alone while Mj was out of town for training. That meant the world to me.
Your positive attitude throughout this time was so inspiring to me and I hope that I can continue to draw strength from your memory while dealing with all that life has thrown at us.
Thank you for all the laughs and great times.
I love you Cayden! 💗💗

(MJ) Johnson

February 11, 2020

The last time I was with Cayden, was my birthday back in September. He was laid-back in his demeanor, smiling, joking. He said Lauren has cooking on your birthday that made laugh. We talked about nerdom, Comics, Star Wars lol. It was good a time. I'm going to miss him a lot! I love you Lil Bro😔😢

Bev Doliber Brandes

February 11, 2020

Loving you has always been easy, Cayden. Missing you has my heart in a million pieces. We were generations removed from each other but some loves are timeless. We shared more than one love I won’t mention here, but we also shared our love for your Mom, The Doors, ice cream, sloppy cheesy Mexican food, house and electronic music, our intense love for animals, and the mystique of travel. I will never break the promise I made to you on Friday. I love you, my sweet grandson.

Steve Hobgood

February 11, 2020

My fondest memory of Cayden was a camping trip we took some years ago. My oldest son, Danny and our neighbor Matt went with us. We listened to the Braves game on the radio, ride four wheelers and did some fishing. Cayden passed on my 47th birthday. His gift to me was the value of life. I can't explain why some things happen, but I have no doubt God is in control. Rest easy young man until we meet again.

Nicole Klein

February 11, 2020

Cayden and I lived together for several years. I thought I was just getting a short term roommate, and instead got a wonderful friend. We spent a day on the lake together a couple years ago and it really stuck with me. A friend was kind enough to donate her dock to our good time. Cayden fearlessly jumped off the top deck several times and the sun set before we ever parted ways.

Amber Exterovich

February 11, 2020

Cayden was my absolute best friend through high school and college. We shared many, many experiences and memories together. His kind, loving and funny qualities will never be tarnished. He was a great man and I’m so glad I had the privilege of calling him my best friend for all of those years. I hope his new wings are as beautiful as he is ❤️ I love him and miss him fiercely.