R.I.P. Lakyn Pennington :(
seriously

Williamson, WV

#62 Aug 11, 2010
Alright, I am one of lakyn's best friends. And I can tell you she would not have wanted this bickering back and forth. Me and lakyn have been friends for as long as I can remember, so she has talked to me about her "mother situation." She wished her mother would have been there for her, but she was perfectly happy with the people who raised her. I believe her mother has every right to be at the funeral home. But I do not believe she should have been mentioned. Anyone can give birth, it takes special qualities to be a mother. And Christie didn't show any of these to lakyn. Where was she when lakyn started school? when she fell and hurt herself? when she learned to ride a bike and swim? where was she when lakyn danced at school? got her first boyfriend? went to prom? or when lakyn was crying?. she wasn't there. but the pennington's were. would you have serioulsy put your grandaughter/neice/daughter in a situation that lakyn would have been in if she was around her mother? they did what they thought best, and lakyn was very happy and content with their decision. if christie wanted to have a relationship with lakyn she would have changed her lifestyle and habits in order to see her daughter. if anything bobby and penny pennington should have been listed as her parents also. lakyn told me she appreciated everything they had ever done for her, and she was so glad they were apart of her life. she felt they were just as much as her parents as her grandparents and jamie was. there's no doubt lakyn loved her mother. she was the woman that gave birth to her and they will always have that connection. but that's it. she gave birth to her, she did not raise her up to be the beautiful person that she was. the pennington's did. everyone needs to stop and think, do you honestly think lakyn would have wanted this? the fighting between her families. please quit being selfish and let her be- in peace. do you think she can rest as she looks down and sees all this going on? lakyn was one special person, and i just want this to end. i am sure christie is hurting, but think about the people who raised her. who seen her everyday. who watched her grow up into the beautiful young woman she is. Christie i don't know you, but my heart does go out for your loss. However my heart also goes out to the following, you all were here for her: James and Cora Pennington, Bobby and Penny Pennington, Britney-Bj-and brooke, Jamie, Jordon and Cora Lynn Pennington, Lisa-tessa-cassie-janna, Jr-ashley-haley, Cassidy Johnson, Kyle Welch, Kristian Waugh, Kelsey Jarrel, Marissa Jarrell, teanahh, brittany and brayden daniels, whitney lewis, kimmie jarrell, brandy daniels, penny's sisters and there children. Lakyn i love you; may you rest in peace and stretch out for beautiful wings and fly.
crazy ole gal in pburg

United States

#63 Aug 11, 2010
so sad wrote:
She is 17. I am so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine the pain her family and friends are feeling. She just had a birthday too. So sad. My prayers are with everyone involved in this.
she just turned 18 and her cousin who was also hurt was 14
Reply for seriously

Pikeville, KY

#64 Aug 11, 2010
Sorry but I must correct you
Christie raised lakyn the first 10 years of her life where was the penningtons? No where to be found when lakyn was a baby Christie sent him a photo while he was in jail and he sent the photo back with the eyes punched out and all kinds of awful name calling on the back of the photo. The penningtons only had lakyn for 8years. Christie was their for school scraped knees the whole side of her family was until lakyn got took then they tried and tried to see lakyn and call and all they would get is hung up on and told NO lakyn would sneak and call her family and sneak and see them lord knows if the penningtons found out lakyn would have been in trouble and beat. Not to long ago lakyn's Pennington grandfather kicked her out took her car sold it Jamie threaten to have her arrested for trying to see him. Lakyn constantly complained to her other side of family how she hated it there and how she was leaving them for good and cutting them out when she turned 18. So NO the penningtons aren't saints they didn't have nothing to do with lakyn until after the DNA test which didnt take place for years after she was born.so Christie and the rest of the family was there for lakyn alot longer than the pennngtons but no one wants to tell that side of the story. They are hurting as well and they should have been listed. Lakyn would have wanted that!! Christie and the rest of the family is hurting but they don't care they should respect lakyn enough to realize this is the last time we will ever get to see her after tomorrow they should have a heart and let Christie be there to say bye to lakyn one last time. Have a heart!!!! She deserves this and I know for a fact lakyn would want her mommy to be there and lakyn would want her other side family to be there she loved each and everyone of them. But since everyone is being this way and keeping Christie away what is Austin and Katie going to think when they have to show up to a funeral their sisters and their mom not allowed? That is going to hurt them so have a heart let Christie be there to tell her baby girl bye this will be the last time she will ever see lakyn, Austin and Katie need Christie there for them tomorrow! They and Christie and family need all the support just like the penningtons need. Please show some I'm not trying to be rude I'm just sick of people only hearing and stating what they want to say and not hearing both sides. Have hearts after tomorrow lakyn's body will be gone forever and no one will be able to see her again. Christie needs to be there. Would you like it if someone kept you away from your own daughter or sons funeral? No you wouldn't. Imagine what Christie is going through put yourself in her shoes. She may of done wrong when she lost lakyn but she loved her and lakyn loved her!
sad

Jackson, KY

#65 Aug 11, 2010
Im about to pay the $19.99 to have this removed!
Please people leave this family alone!
A beautiful child has just passed on...Do you honestly think she would want all this going on,especially on TOPIX..
R.I.P. lil Lakyn
You will be missed dearly!!
Think about this troublemakers,this child is looking down on you from the heavens above.She is all of the families guardian angel.
Please let the drama go away!! Do you not "care" what this child is thinking and seeing from above?
C'mon grow up!
With all my love,
R.S.
wrong

Williamson, WV

#66 Aug 11, 2010
Reply for seriously wrote:
Sorry but I must correct you
Christie raised lakyn the first 10 years of her life where was the penningtons? No where to be found when lakyn was a baby Christie sent him a photo while he was in jail and he sent the photo back with the eyes punched out and all kinds of awful name calling on the back of the photo. The penningtons only had lakyn for 8years. Christie was their for school scraped knees the whole side of her family was until lakyn got took then they tried and tried to see lakyn and call and all they would get is hung up on and told NO lakyn would sneak and call her family and sneak and see them lord knows if the penningtons found out lakyn would have been in trouble and beat. Not to long ago lakyn's Pennington grandfather kicked her out took her car sold it Jamie threaten to have her arrested for trying to see him. Lakyn constantly complained to her other side of family how she hated it there and how she was leaving them for good and cutting them out when she turned 18. So NO the penningtons aren't saints they didn't have nothing to do with lakyn until after the DNA test which didnt take place for years after she was born.so Christie and the rest of the family was there for lakyn alot longer than the pennngtons but no one wants to tell that side of the story. They are hurting as well and they should have been listed. Lakyn would have wanted that!! Christie and the rest of the family is hurting but they don't care they should respect lakyn enough to realize this is the last time we will ever get to see her after tomorrow they should have a heart and let Christie be there to say bye to lakyn one last time. Have a heart!!!! She deserves this and I know for a fact lakyn would want her mommy to be there and lakyn would want her other side family to be there she loved each and everyone of them. But since everyone is being this way and keeping Christie away what is Austin and Katie going to think when they have to show up to a funeral their sisters and their mom not allowed? That is going to hurt them so have a heart let Christie be there to tell her baby girl bye this will be the last time she will ever see lakyn, Austin and Katie need Christie there for them tomorrow! They and Christie and family need all the support just like the penningtons need. Please show some I'm not trying to be rude I'm just sick of people only hearing and stating what they want to say and not hearing both sides. Have hearts after tomorrow lakyn's body will be gone forever and no one will be able to see her again. Christie needs to be there. Would you like it if someone kept you away from your own daughter or sons funeral? No you wouldn't. Imagine what Christie is going through put yourself in her shoes. She may of done wrong when she lost lakyn but she loved her and lakyn loved her!
the pennington's have had lakyn since she was 3, so get your facts straight.
Reply for wrong

Pikeville, KY

#67 Aug 11, 2010
No they didn't!
I know that for a fact she went to live with them in 2002 not at the age of 3 idk who you are but your way off! Christie didn't even have the DNA test done until she was 6
Lord you people know nothing.
Agreewithsad

Pikeville, KY

#68 Aug 11, 2010
Let's this go people!!!!! Let Lakyn rest in peace I agree with sad!!! Lakyn wouldn't want this both families loved her and lost her please have respect for Lakyn to stop arguing!!! I just put in a request to have this topic removed. Both families are grieving and deserve a break! Grow up!!!
A Friend

Virgie, KY

#70 Aug 11, 2010
Really guys I'm not trying to be mean or cause a figth but it's not the time to be fighting with eachother about her past, everyone is heartbroken right now cause we just lost a very beautiful person. All i ask is please let Lakyn rest in peace. She did not deserve any of this. Rest in peace Lakyn everyone misses you very much and we still love you so much:(
Attention Everyone

Cynthiana, KY

#71 Aug 12, 2010
Christie Brown Strobel is out trying to make money off her dead daughter.Do not give her any money. She knows the funeral expenses has been paid.This is my first and last post and i don't want any part of this drama but i could not let this go unsaid. Please put this out there. Christie should be in jail for this.
sad

Pikeville, KY

#72 Aug 12, 2010
Is it too much to ask to just let this child rest in peace and to remove this topic completely? She's gone.Lots of people are grieving and they should be able to do w/o this,with that being said. I am now going to report this post & have it removed.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#73 Aug 12, 2010
Rip babygurl
Well

Pikeville, KY

#74 Aug 12, 2010
I need to poop!!!!
outrageous

Hagerhill, KY

#75 Aug 12, 2010
Let's not get carried away here making the father Jamie Pennington out to be father of the year...he himself is a drug addict as well as half the penningtons bob sells meth pills and bout what ya want,,, whose knows maybe they allowed her to use something and then she drove and killed herself so who is really to blame here?
renee

Pikeville, KY

#76 Aug 12, 2010
R.I.P Lakyn
A Mother

Sitka, KY

#77 Aug 12, 2010
outrageous wrote:
Let's not get carried away here making the father Jamie Pennington out to be father of the year...he himself is a drug addict as well as half the penningtons bob sells meth pills and bout what ya want,,, whose knows maybe they allowed her to use something and then she drove and killed herself so who is really to blame here?
Regardless of your opinions about her family situation, the fact of the matter is that this is a terrible tragedy. I cannot imagine as a mother the grief that losing your child would put you through. That being said, I have read many of the posts in this thread, and I think that this is very distasteful. For crying out loud, a young life was lost, and there are family members trying to deal with pain. Talking bad about anyone involved in her life is just wrong, and it is very sad that many of the people who have posted on here have felt that it was more important to slander the names of members of this young lady's family, than to honor her memory.
Whitney M

Flatgap, KY

#78 Aug 12, 2010
Lakyn was awesome beautiful intelligent girl. She always had a smile on her face. Yes some one needs to pay the 19.99 to have this removed. It doesnt matter who loved her the most, u all are argueing over who loved her the most. ALL OF US LOVED HER. ALL OF US ARE GRIEVING OVER HER... has the common descent sense to stop this bickering. This is showing ur stupidity and disrespect to the family and friends. We all loved her and we are missing her terribly.

RIP LAKYN... u are now a beautiful angel
no one

Betsy Layne, KY

#79 Aug 12, 2010
Stopped by to view the bus memorial and parts of her car are still there and blood stained gloves. :( RIP didn't know you but you seem to have been a very influential young lady.
Dara

United States

#80 Aug 12, 2010
RIP LAKYN wrote:
<quoted text>
Your stupid Lakyn would not have wanted that she would have wanted her mom on the obit list. She would have wanted her mom to be a part of everything Lakyn loved her mom very much. Seriously it's time to stop with this crap talking be respectful Christie just lost her child she is hurting and this just isn't the time to be saying stuff.
R.I.P Lakyn I love and miss you so much.!
I think this over thing is uncalled for. The only thing that matters is that we ALL love and care about Lakyn and we should ALL be here for one another. I can't believe that someone who is SUPPOSE to be an adult is on here doing all this. If you have something negative to say, let's be mature and not say it over topix.
rip

Pikeville, KY

#81 Aug 12, 2010
I have never met anyone who made me smile as much as Lakyn did. She was one of a kind, I'll never forget her.
R.I.P Lakyn, Love You.

and balloon launch tomorrow! 3:30 at the prestonsburg high school football field!
everyone's invited.
crazy

United States

#82 Aug 13, 2010
I'm sure her mom loved her, but not enough to do right by her. I'm sure she's hurting, maybe this will teach her to get off her pills and be a real mother to the ones that are left. She was high at the funeral home, making an ass of herself. I cant feel sorry for people who lose their kids and then whine that they cant see them. Do you know how hard it is to adopt a child? The parents either have to say, I'm through and sign papers giving them away and abandoning them, or a judge has to declare their rights terminated, which they almost NEVER do. You have to be a pretty horrible parent for that.

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