Kinston Teacher And Baby Die During Childbirth

A local school teacher, expecting her fourth child, died suddenly and will be laid to rest Friday.

26 year old Heather Gagnon, a 2nd grade teacher at Moss Hill Elementary died Tuesday.

Her husband, Jason, who was too upset for a formal interview, tells WITN on Saturday night his wife got sick and went into labor.

By the time rescue workers arrived, she had already given birth and little Maycie Nicole has passed away.

His wife, went to the hospital and her condition worsened and she died on Tuesday.

The family of staff and students, are in disbelief over the deaths and on Wednesday decided to send notes to heaven, tied to balloons for their beloved teacher.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5th, from New Testament Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Daniel officiating.

Entombment will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 on Thursday evening at Garner Funeral Home and other times at the home of her parents, 2630 Fred Everett Road, Kinston.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial trust fund will be established through Jason, c o RBC Bank, P.O. Box 277, Ayden NC 28513.

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