HAMPTON - Lauren Ashley McCain, 20, a Virginia Tech freshman, entered into the place prepared for her by the 'love of her life,' Jesus on Monday, April 16, 2007. Born Dec. 20, 1986, she is the daughter of David and Sherry McCain of Hampton. In addition to her parents, her brothers, Joel and Christian, and her sister, Abby, survive her. Her loss is also felt by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Louella Pickard; paternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Boydstun; maternal great-grandmother, Fern Martin; aunts, uncles and cousins who love her deeply. Lauren's life was characterized by her unwavering commitment to serve her Lord and she radiated the love of Jesus that touched everyone who knew her. Lauren attended grade school in Stillwater, Okla., and she began her relationship with Jesus Christ while attending Hillcrest Baptist Church. Moving to Jacksonville Beach Elementary, she continued to grow in the Lord at Mayport Naval Station Chapel, Fla. She attended Junior High in Portland, Texas, attending First Baptist Church. Moving then to Hampton, Va., Lauren was schooled at home participating in Restoring Moms co-op for high school. She was actively involved in the youth and drama ministries of Restoration Church, and then entered Virginia Tech which she thought of as 'almost heaven.' She was also involved in Campus Crusade, Bridges International Ministries and [nlcs] the church on campus at Virginia Tech, where she touched many people with the love of Christ. It was from there that she entered her heavenly home. Her family and friends cherish wonderful memories of this beautiful, sensitive and caring young woman. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Restoration Church-Phoebus Baptist, 508 Foxhill Road, Hampton, VA 23669. A celebration of her life will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the church. Interment will be in Shawnee, Okla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Restoration Church to go towards Christian's and Abby's college education and for Lauren's desire to fund an International Studies student at Virginia Tech. Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669.
Published in Daily Press from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2007