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Dj & Arrion
Our condolences to Holly and the family, Koda was an amazing person and we still cant believe she is gone, god needed her more than we all did ao rest assured she is an angel above watching over all of her loved ones. God bless you girl and miss you dearly :( love Dj & Arrion
Kenny and Stacy Cruikshank
We’ve only known Koda for about a year. The very first time we met her, we both immediately loved her. We felt like we’d known her for years. That’s how she made everyone feel. She was a beautiful soul who will be missed by everyone she touched. Our deepest condolences to the family in this extremely difficult time.
My heart is broken with the untimely loss of sweet Koda. After meeting her the first time, I knew that she was a very special person. She gave the biggest and best hugs! A friend to everyone she met, she always made you feel welcome and included in her world. She touched so many lives with her passion , her energy and her love. Her spirit has touched so many and I know that I speak for everyone when I say that she will be missed.
My condolences to her family, especially her mama and sister. I only met Koda once, it was Easter 2021. That one meeting was all it took for me to see her heart. She was kind & silly and I remember she had an artistic flare about her. She seemed to be one of those people you meet for the first time, but feel comfortable around them as though you've known each other your whole lives. I know we only met once, but I think it's important for you, her family to know that her light shined bright for all to see, not just those who knew her well. Again, my condolences and love to you all.
Koda had a heart of gold 🤍 one of our cats was rescued by her , she was a beautiful soul , sending our love to her mother and family
Caitlin McKenzie "Koda" Schell
Caitlin McKenzie Schell (AKA KODA)}, 25 of Fernandina Beach passed away on July 18, 2023.
Born on August 1, 1997 in Virginia Beach, VA to Holly Gonzalez. She lived in many cities as a Navy Child, fondly referred to as a Navy ‘Brat’. She graduated from Brookpoint High School in Stafford, VA in 2015. She attended college in Stafford, VA and Roanoke, VA in the hospitality department for culinary chef.
Koda was accomplished at playing the guitar, drums and ukulele and often enjoyed writing her music and singing.
She was an energetic, caring individual who loved helping others. Koda truly a heart of gold and who was passionate about cooking, animal rescue, especially cats. Near and dear to her heart was the Trevor Project.
She is predeceased by her uncle Daniel Gonzalez, her grandfather Raul Gonzalez.
She leaves behind her mother, Holly Gonzalez of Fernandina Beach; her grandmother, Amelia Gonzalez, of Fernandina Beach and her sister, Courtney Schell-Dye and brother-in-law Alexandre Dye of Georgia
A service to remember and celebrate Koda’s life will be held Saturday, July 29, 2023 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors beginning at 2:00 PM.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Trevor Project and Cat Angel Rescue Program.