OBITUARY

Vonda (Johnson) King

September 15, 1964May 22, 2019
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Vonda (Johnson) King, 54, passed away Wednesday May 22, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Vonda was family oriented; a dedicated mother to her children. The family will fondly remember their 4th of July trips to the beach and trips to the North Carolina Mountains. She enjoyed visiting Cherokee and white water rafting. She will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew and loved her.

Vonda is the daughter of the late Paul and Margret McCoig.

Vonda met her husband when she was still in high school. They have been married for 31 years. She leaves behind her husband Barry King, son Christopher King and fiancée Heather, son Jesse King and girlfriend Kayla, son Kevin “Boo” King, and daughter Michelle King and boyfriend Tucker.

A celebration of Vonda’s life will be at 12:00 PM on Saturday June 1, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. Reverend Robert Baker will offer words of encouragement and hope to family and friends who gather to remember Vonda.

Online condolences and fond memories of Vonda may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the King family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Alice Johnson

June 1, 2019

I sent a condolence and forgot. To sign it. “The ending said “May she Rest In Peace” 🙏🏻

With love
~~Alice Johnson

Alice Johnson

June 1, 2019

Dear Barry, Christopher, Jessie, Michelle, and Kevin,
Please know that I am truly saddened by your loss. Vonda was a beautiful person and will be missed. She’s in Gods arms now. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

Jason Belk

May 31, 2019

Vonda was such a great lady. She was so laid back, yet such a great mom. The King house was the funnest house on the street when I was a kid. Even though I was four years older than Christopher, I had so much fun being around their family. We rode four wheelers, swam in the pool, jumped on trampolines, played in the woods, played video games, and biked and skated in the coul de sac. I'd ride around with her and the kids in their big gray van and sleep at their house. Often her house was pure chaos because of all of us kids running around, but it was so much fun. Now, as my own two kids "terrorize" my house, I look back on those times with fondness, and I have a whole new admiration and respect for Vonda and the way she loved and raised her four kids. My deepest sympathy to the King family. She will be greatly missed.

Ferdinand Galasinao

May 30, 2019

Good afternoon. I was deeply sadden to hear of the sudden passing of Vonda. She was a sweetheart and a dear friend away from the game of foosball. I enjoyed our conversations and talking about our children growing up. But on the table she was as competitive as any player could be. I knew she had hearing lost and learned how to read lips. My two fondest memories of Vonda will be 1- after scoring and pulling a scoring bead. She would pull the next bead halfway as a sign. 2- before the ball would be put in play she didn't ask if you were ready (as part of the rules). She would give you a thumbs up to ask if the players at the table were ready. And we would nod or ... gotta love this. Give three thumbs up to signal we were all ready at the table. I will cherish the time we shared. I love you and will miss you dearly my friend. Thank you for being my friend... I give you 👍👍 two thumbs up Vonda King.

Deron Bone

May 30, 2019

I’m at a loss of words to try and explain how saddened I am for Barry and his children. I’ve known Vonda since she was a teenager and ran with my cousins in Cramerton NC and yes she was playing foosball back then as well. I can’t imagine Vonda without Barry nor Barry without Vonda. As a husband and a father, my deepest sympathies go out to Barry and his children and all of Vonda’s family and friends. Vonda was the sweetest person you’d ever meet in the world and I’ll miss her dearly. Love you Barry King

Troy Heflin

May 30, 2019

Barry and children I am so sorry for your loss.

Kristin Dunton

May 28, 2019

Aunt Vonda was only my elder by 7 years so growing up we were very close. I’ll never forget the day the neighbor’s boys decided to bully me. Once Vonda heard about what happen not only did they each have a bloody nose but they apologized profusely. Vonda always had my back no matter where life took us or how many years in between seeing each other.
She will be missed and forever loved. I’m sure my grandmother and my sister were waiting with arms wide open.

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