Dr. Emily Kathryn Champion, DVM

Dr. Emily Kathryn Champion, DVM, age 31, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, along with her parents, Lindsey & Joy at their home in Cadiz, KY.  Dr. Emily Champion was a 2001 graduate of Trigg Co. High School and a 2008 graduate of Auburn University with a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine.  She practiced veterinary medicine with a specialty in equine care where she had worked at Baronne Veterinary Clinic, located in Sunset, Louisiana, a equine medical and surgical facility that offered call services to local farms, training centers, and racetracks and had recently accepted a position at a neighboring veterinary clinic in Louisiana.  She was a member of the Cadiz Church of Christ. She is survived by: One Brother - Ryan Champion, Oak Grove, KY, Aunts & Uncles- Lisa Champion, Cadiz, KY, Loren Champion, Gracey, KY, Judy & Gary Williams, Cadiz, KY & John H. Allen, Jr., Nashville, TN, Cousins-Ethan Champion, Collin Champion, Teresa Jones, Alyssa Jones & Brent Jones, Boyfriend- Chris Sankar, Louisville, KY & Canine Companion- Skylar.  She was preceded in death by: Infant Brother- Austin Champion, Paternal Grandparents- Boyd & Doris Tomney Champion & Maternal Grandparents- John H. "Happy" Allen, Sr. & Madolen Downs Allen.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. in Cadiz, KY.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Trigg County High School Gymnasium.  A Joint  Funeral Service will be held for Lindsey, Joy & Emily Champion at Trigg County High School Gymnasium at 1:00 PM Sunday, November 2, 2014 with the Brother Randall Evans, Brother Paul Cannon, Larry Kemp & Nathan Butler officiating.  A visitation will also be held before the funeral service, Sunday, from 7:00 AM until the time of the service.  Burial will follow at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: TCHS class of 2001 Champion Scholarship Fund, C/O-Bank of Cadiz, PO Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Emily Champion Memorial Scholarship, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Diana Turner, 104 Green Hall Auburn, Alabama, 36849.

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Dear Champion Family: I cannot even begin to know how you feel. When tragedy like this strikes, many wonder why bad things happen to good people. The Bible does provide the answers. Rest assured that God sees all things and feels your pain. He promises a time when things like this will never happen on earth. ( Psalms 37:10,11 and 29). In the meantime, he encourages us with words such as found at Philippians 4:6 and 7...Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. Please look up JW.ORG when you have a moment. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Margo Moore.

Emily was such a sweet and talented young lady. Joy and Lindsey were so proud of her. Prayers and the peace of God's comfort to all of the family.

I did not know your family and saw this tragedy posted on our church face book. I did want you the surviving family to know how deeply sad we feel of your loss, may our good Lord give you comfort and peace for your loss and pain. We are praying daily. God bless

We send our deepest condolences to the Champion family. Our hearts are broken at the loss of Miss Emily and her parents. We first met Emily, her parents and her beautiful dog Skylar when she moved next door to us in 2009-their kindness and devotion and Emily's sweet spirit was obvious. In the years since she has been a shining light in our community-serving her equine patients with devotion, dignity and grace. We are thankful to God-that He allowed them into our lives, even though it was only for what seems like a brief moment. This past week we have been numb-and are now beginning to feel the enormity of Emily's loss. We lift up the Champion family in prayer now and in the days to come-may He comfort you and keep you in your hour of need. Doug, Donna and Jenna Allen Vinton, Louisiana

Remembering this dear family in thought and prayer. Also remembering Cadiz and Trigg County. Tragic and sad. Thanks be to God, however, for future Resurrection.

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