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Katana Marie Paxton

07/22/1976 - 07/19/2021

Katana Marie Paxton

07/22/1976 - 07/19/2021

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Obituary For Katana Marie Paxton

Katana Marie Paxton, 44, went to be this her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 19, 2021. She was born on July 22, 1976 in Martin, Tennessee to Tommy Wimberley and Lori Lynn Kirk.

Katana is survived by her only daughter, Kayla Nicole Paxton of Sneads Ferry, NC; Grandson, Carter Corona Dunfee Paxton, also of Sneads Ferry, NC; Brother, Billy Wimberley of TN; Sister’s, Tyler Shannon and Jessie Shannon-Roark of TN

A loving mother, grandmother, and friend; Katana will be truly missed and forever in our hearts.

A Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at 3:00 pm, on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Johnson Funeral Home 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546.

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  • "Wild Child" RIP

  • The obituary page wouldn't let me share a memory... Katana is a close friend. We grew up just a couple streets apart. We would go skating every Friday night. My Mom would drop us off & come get us when it's time to go. While there, we would skate awhile then sneak out & run up the road to the bowling alley (bc the cool folks were there lol!) & get back to skating rink before time. We would ride our bikes to the Eastside Cemetery nearly every day. It was huge to us then & we'd ride each lane. We loved exploring... Except at 10 pm on Halloween when we had gotten a couple years older... We were riding around with guys friends & Linda Stafford was with us. Michael Jordan from Gleason was driving. We went to the cemetery. We were going to all get out & hang by the vault monument under the big oak tree. Katana Paxton , Linda & I get out. Anthony Maupin, Kevin Mayo, Ted Sterling & Michael stomp it, leaving us standing. Well we freak out & start running for the car. I hear Katana scream. I look back & she's gone!! Linda is still running & passes me. The guys are coming back for us but I couldn't find Katana, but could still hear her hollering... Lol. The guys get back to us, I get a flashlight & follow the yelling... OMGOSH!! Katana is in a freakin HOLE!! Earlier that day the men had dug a grave preparing for a funeral the next day. Katana fell in full speed running & couldn't climb out!! I love her! I have so many memories with her. This one was by far the most memorable & funny. Tho at the time it was happening we were scared ghost white!! Sending vibes of comfort, strength & understanding. Steven Totty Lori Ballard Katana went home.

  • Rest easy my Friend! You were such a good woman and one thing we all knew is that you loved your family, your daughter and grandson were your life. We go way back and I will always remember the laugh's we shared. Until we meet again fly high my friend. You will truly be missed.

  • Mom i miss you so much. You were supposed to be here to teach so much more... I wish I had you in my life more than I did these last couple of years.. you were my best friend the only person who really knew me.. I love you mom. Rest in peace and I can't wait to hug you again and hear you words of wisdom.

  • I will always miss you. You were my first friend in this lonely city. 💔 Rest in peace, no more suffering

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