Columbia, MD.... Sarahkay Elizabeth Heikell, age 33, wife of Mark Allen Heikell Jr. died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Howard County General Hospital.
Born in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of Master Sargent (Ret) Melvin Andrew Wilson and Lisa Ann Spitler Wilson. Sarahkay was a happy and energetic child. She grew up on Shaw Air Force Base. Her family made one military move to Pope Air Force Base for three years when her father was stationed there in support of the F-16’s. The family returned to Shaw Air Force Base in 1996. Sarahkay attended Thomas Sumter Academy for two years before attending and graduating from Sumter High School in 2003. Shortly after graduating from Sumter High School, Kay met Airman Mark Heikell, of Washington State, at the First Corner Coffee House in Sumter, where the two enjoyed much coffee, music, friendships and words together while falling in love. After a two-year romance, Kay and Mark married on a windy stretch of Folly Beach, South Carolina on March 5, 2005, then went LARP’ing together at MagiQuest.
On June 1, 2005, after much labor of pain and love, and a brief argument about names, which she fortunately won, Kay gave birth to her and Mark’s beautiful son, Ayden Marcus Heikell (also dubbed “My Lurfee Burrito” by his adoring mother). Kay, Mark and Ayden travelled around the country, through hardships and joy, for the next five years, before landing in Maryland in October 2010, where they lived for the next seven years. During these fifteen years of her life, Kay took great joy and honor in loving her husband, working on self-improvement, sharing her love and empathetic insight with friends, classmates and strangers alike, and in raising Ayden to be a loving, thoughtful, caring and strong person. When Kay finally rested on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 after a lifelong, heroic battle with various and constant manifestations of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder, fibromyalgia, she had just completed her second semester of political science and Arabic language at Howard County Community College.
Kay was an honest, witty, empathetic, just, strong, outgoing, and a glittery person who impacted the lives of almost everyone she met. It was hard to have a conversation for longer than ten minutes with her without coming away from it having learned something deep and important about oneself. Kay lived her life guided by her love for and value of each person she met, as well as the billions she would never meet.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a son, Ayden Marcus Heikell of Elkridge, MD; maternal grandparents, Barbara A. Spitler Clark and Dr. David B, Clark of Findlay, OH and a sister, MaryAnn Wilson of Baltimore, MD.
She was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Joseph E. Spitler and paternal grandparents, Samuel A. Wilson and Annie Belle Hubbard Wilson.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry L. Johns and Dr. David B. Clark officiating.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service on Saturday, June 23, 2017 from 11:00 am - 1:00 at Bullock Funeral Home.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Bullock Funeral Home
Saturday June 23rd, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
Bullock Funeral Home Chapel
Saturday June 23rd, 2018
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
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Lisa, Andy, and MaryAnn, I have no words. My heart is full. It may have been only three years that I was blessed to have our children share life together at Bible studies and sharing helpful hints (you helping me) for home schooling, and rolling right into rejoicing our love for our Lord through Praise Dance and Sign Language. Those years are the most memorable years of my entire life and you were one of several mentors that helped me grow in the Lord. All that time I had absolutely no idea that precious Kay was conquering so many battles. You were always busy helping others. My heart hurts terribly for all of you. May each of you literally feel the comfort of God's mighty arms as they gently rock you into a peace the truly does surpass any and everything our mind can conjure up. I love all ... Lisa, I am so very glad you have Vicki there to lean on as well.
PS the player piano is still at the Fay house to be sold with the next owner. I pray they are blessed by it as you and I were at different times.
Submitted by Donna on Jun 25 2018 01:02:31 AM
My Heart goes out in your loss. There are no words to offer that can make the pain go away. The Lord has promised to be near the broken - hearted and he is a Faithful Lord, may His Peace, Comfort, Compassion and Grace overshadow your days to come its with much Love
Submitted by Shelley Thames on Jun 22 2018 04:14:09 PM
Sarah was always such a ray of sunshine growing up. Watching her laugh when our full family was together and all the kids were together playing and having so much fun. Always remember and treasure the great memories and joy she brought to your life. She will forever be in our hearts and you know she is gonna still be shaking her head at us all and giving us her opinion on life. I love you and truly wish I could be there with you.
Love ya Sis!!
Submitted by Susan Spitler Conine on Jun 22 2018 10:07:53 AM
We are so sorry for your loss & are praying for y’all constantly knowing our Heavenly Father is the great comforter. Kay was blessed to have had such a loving family.
Submitted by Mildred & Dean Peet on Jun 21 2018 02:11:22 PM
Love you Lisa, and will be praying for you on Saturday especially, and beyond!
Mark and Kathy Rodabaugh, Findlay, Ohio
Submitted by Kathy Rodabaugh on Jun 21 2018 10:05:20 AM
I'm so very sorry of your losing Kay your wife, Mother, Daughter and friend and while death isn't a very pleasant thing to think about and it brings much pain to those who are left behind, God gives us a very hopeful message of real hope that comes from His Son, Jesus Christ and we can find him here in John 5:28,29 giving us a future promise of His that he will faithfully carry it out and what will he do, well it's rather quite simple. He is letting us know that " all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". So, what does this mean? Well out simply, the dead will be brought back to life again, by means of a resurrection, that Jesus Christ will perform, in the future. But you maybe wondering and that is " Where will they live once they are brought back to life?" Well, God's word the Bible doesn't leave us in the dark, so to speak. It give us a clear picture as to where they will live and for us to know where, we need to just read what Psalm 37:29 says: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it. So we see from what this is saying, that they will live right here on this earth. So one day many of you will be able to welcome Kay back into your arms to hold and to cherish forever ...
Submitted by Arthur Mantzouris on Jun 21 2018 09:22:44 AM
I am saddened for your loss of Kay. Your daughter Kay and our daughter Jamie were best friends when they were little, when you and your family lived in Fayetteville. I remember they were doing praise dancing with the other kids at Calvary Chapel. Kay was such a sweet young girl. My heart and prayers go out to you and your famil.
Submitted by Tammy Stephenson on Jun 21 2018 07:40:52 AM
Tammy Stephenson lit a candle for Sarahkay Elizabeth Heikell
Tammy Stephenson lit a candle on Jun 21 2018 07:28:10 AM
I am sorry to hear of your daughters passing, sending much love, sympathy and prayers to each of you during this difficult time. Know that He will never leave you and it is during difficult times you must let your trust in our Lord surround you.
Submitted by Donna Fanti-Green on Jun 21 2018 05:19:02 AM
Lisa, this was a lovely tribute. I would have loved spending time with her and sharing. I'm sad I never got to.
Randy and I are praying for all of you. Blessings, sweet friend!
Submitted by Georgia White on Jun 20 2018 11:39:15 PM
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