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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  • by ALESHIA on Mar 9, 2010 at 09:05 AM
    MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
  • by Kelly M. Location: Lenoir Co on Mar 6, 2010 at 06:45 PM
    Jason I grauated in 99 with you and I cannot iamgine the pain you and your family are going through. Just remember that you're all in so many people's thoughts and prayers.
  • by P Location: Kinston on Mar 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    My thoughts and prayers go out to this family. May God give you strength during this difficult time and the days ahead.
  • by Todd Location: Liddell on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:57 AM
    God Bless- our prayers are with you .
  • by Bjkyra Location: Ahoskie on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:46 AM
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God give you strength to endure.
  • by Courtney Location: Kinston on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:34 AM
    May go be with Jason and their 3 boys while they are stuggling thru the loss of a wife and mother. Their boys are so young I can't imagine the hurt. I hope their hearts will heal.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:09 AM
    This is one of the saddest things I've ever heard...I feel terrible for the husband, her children and all of her family & friends...but the family & friends will be what this husband and children need to get through this terrible time....my heart goes out to all of them...
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Mar 5, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young woman and her child. Certainly they are the "lucky" one's in all of this, as they sit in the heavens with no pain or sickness. I hope that you may find comfort and peace with yourselves.
  • by Bon Location: Greenville on Mar 5, 2010 at 08:42 AM
    I am lost for words. May peace and thoughts be with this family in their time mourning. I almost cried reading this. RIP Heather and Little Gagnon!
  • by anonymous Location: Pitt on Mar 5, 2010 at 08:40 AM
    Can not even imagine what this family is going through or the children and staff at Moss Hill School. Each of you are in my Thoughts and Prayers. Please know you are loved and will be Prayed for during the next few months. My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the Family.
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