Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

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Katlyn Michelle Wittcop

April 3, 2001July 28, 2018

Katlyn Michelle Wittcop, age 17, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her residence.

She was born April 3, 2001 and was the daughter of Lewis and Melinda Wittcop.

Katlyn was preceded in death by her grandfather, Terrance Wittcop; grandmother, Gloria Ashley; uncle, Brian Wales.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her beloved brother, Caleb Wittcop; grandparents, Michael and Glenda Swindle, Judy Wittcop; uncles, Shawn Wales, Anthony Hall; aunts, Christina Hall, Tonya Lamonte, Andrea Horner; and many cousins who she held so close to her heart.

The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church, 1763 Highland Avenue, NE, Hickory, NC 28601, with Reverend Reggie Loncrier officiating.

Memorials and contributions may be made to www.gofundme.com for Katlyn Wittcop and you may also visit her on Facebook, In Loving Memory of Katlyn Wittcop.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 4, 2018


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Amanda Davis

August 4, 2018

The first time I met Katelyn she was with her Dad. She had got in trouble, so Lewis brought her to work with him. On my break I went and sat with her. I asked her what did you do? And she told me. Then she told me her punishment was to write pages out of the bible. She said I love reading the bible,so it's not really punishment. She was a special girl.

Karen & Rickie Maddox

August 4, 2018

Glenda & Michael & all of Katlyn's family, Our hearts broke to learn the news last Sunday that Katlyn had passed. There will always be an "empty chair" within Exodus Missionary Outreach Church where Katlyn sat usually with other little children that she was "loving on" & "caring for". She was always smiling & seemed so happy. She loved to get up & announce news for Bake Sales or any fund raisers or trips that were coming up for the children of the church. She set a great example for our young people & everyone else within the church. She will be missed so very much & we know that she flies with the Angels now. Give Jesus a hug from all of us as He welcomes you home into his loving arms surrounded by all the other young people there. Until we meet again, RIH, Katlyn. You were loved by so many.

Debra Starnes

August 3, 2018

Lewis & Melinda I am so sorry to hear the passing of your daughter... Sincere Sympathy,Debra Starnes

Alize’a Moore

August 2, 2018

We grew up together since elementary. Yes we had some down moments but we always linked back in some way . On some of my off days you would check on me . When I had struggles in language arts or social studies , you always helped me . We would cut up in class and stay snacking . You always found a way to help others or cheer somebody up even if y’all didn’t speak much or even if y’all had trouble in the past . Rest easy bbyg gone but never forgotten 🤞💙

Makiah Harrison

August 1, 2018

We may of seen our differences in the past but we always came back Strong. You taught be to me myself and never care what people had to say. I love you Katlyn ❤️

Antonio Rivera

August 1, 2018

The three days we hangout was amazing and i believe you on everything we talked about.

Candice Barnett

August 1, 2018

Always gonna be in my heart, forever my rock 💙💍

Mike Ludington

August 1, 2018

I remember Katlyn as a talented teenager, who was good at speaking, excellent with children, and friendly to everyone. I remember her being an active member at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory, NC. We (Paul, Dwight and I) extend our deepest sympathy to her family, especially her beloved grandparents, and we keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless each of you!!


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