Kristi Kaye Wishon, 53, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, June 12, 2020, at her home.

She was born December 4, 1966, in Warsaw, Ind., the daughter of Charlene Lackey Witham and Richard Lamar Boggs.

Kristi graduated from Gardner Webb University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and was employed with Crosswhite, Crosswhite and Johnson Law Firm as a paralegal. She enjoyed spending time in the sun at the beach or by the pool and had a passion for gardening. Always a lady of faith, her devotion to her church family and love of serving others was always evident. Most of all, she was devoted to her family and loved spending time in the company of those she loved.

Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband of 33 years, Phillip Wishon of the home; son, Corey Wishon and fiancé Mackenzie Taylor; daughter, Abbey Wishon; mother, Charlene Kaye Witham and husband Brad; father, Richard Lamar Boggs and wife Judy; brothers, Matthew Boggs and wife Carrye and James Boggs; sister, Michelle Johnston and husband Kirt; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the Cove Church, 935 Crossroads Drive, Statesville, NC 28625 and the services will also be available on the Cove Church Facebook livestream.

The family would like to thank Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County for their compassionate care of Kristi and in lieu of flowers requests memorials be made to them in her honor at 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is Assisting the family. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

10 thoughts on “Kristi Kaye Wishon

  1. Judith Smith says:

    I am so sad to here this. I used to work with Kristi at BB&T. She was always so kind.

  2. Mickey Harrington says:

    I worked with Kristi many years ago at Romac Metals. Always so nice and always had a smile on her face. RIP, young lady. My condolences and prayers for the family.

    • Kristi was a wonderful woman and the bond of her family. She took great care of my children at Fairview Church daycare. My prayers for Phillip, Abby and Corey.

  3. Lori Marlow says:

    Sending prayers for peace and comfort for Phillip and the family. Heartbreaking news. Kristi was a wonderful woman and true follower of Christ.

  4. Regina Carter says:

    Philip, Corey, Abbey, Charlene & Richard: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Kristi was such a sweet young girl & lady. May The Lord surround you with His presence & bring you the comfort that only He can. We love you.
    Regina & Ralph Carter

  5. Paula Woody says:

    So sorry for your loss – Kristi was a beautiful woman inside and out. She always had a smile on her face no matter what her pain and/or struggles were. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. She will be missed.

  6. Anita Waugh says:

    So sad to hear about Kristi’s passing. She was such a kind, beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers for her wonderful family.

  7. Kathy Tevepaugh says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for her family and friends. God bless you all. Amen.

  8. Sending love and prayers to the family, especially Abby. I have grown to love her as my own granddaughter. Rest in peace, sweet Abby’s mom.

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