Kortney Blythe Gordon
MANASSAS, VA -- Kortney Blythe Gordon, 28, of Manassas, VA along with her pre-born daughter, Sophy Joy were taken from this earth and placed into the arms of their loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 8, 2011. Kortney was born on March 13, 1983 in Santa Rosa, CA.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 1PM at Christ Covenant Church. The family will begin to receive friends at 11:30AM. Her earthly body will be laid to rest at Matthews Historic Cemetery.
Kortney's life passion is expressed in her own words, 'Jesus Christ is my Lord, abolishing abortion is my calling.' She traveled across the country as the Field Director for Students For Life of America to mobilize, activate, and train new and existing student pro-life groups. Kortney worked tirelessly to protect the lives of pre-born children and end abortion. She and her preborn baby Sophy Joy went to be with the Lord while doing that work.
Kortney and Sophy were coming back from a SFLA Conference in Georgia when they were struck and killed instantly in a head-on collision Saturday night. Kortney's life verse is 'to live is Christ, to die is gain' (Philippians 1:21) which she lived to the fullest.
She is waiting in heaven to be reunited with her beloved husband, Benjamin Gordon; parents, Kristin Blythe and Larry Blythe and his wife Jane; mother and father-in-law, Natalie and John Gordon; sister, Ashley Owen and her son, Elijah; brother, Jeff Blythe and brother-in-law, Nathaniel Gordon; maternal grandmother, Shirley 'Shashee' Hamilton; paternal grandmother, Sharla Blythe; uncle, Don Blythe and his wife Brenda; aunt, Renee O'Brien and her husband Chet; loving cousins: Dawnelle, Jesse, Mike, Nick, Jaron and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Students for Life of America www.studentsforlife.org.
Arrangements are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. An online guest registry is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.
Published by Charlotte Observer on Oct. 12, 2011.