Kendall Carroll Wilmot of Chester and Blacksburg, Va., a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management in Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, died June 8, 2013. 

Her family includes mother and father Patty Moore and Ted Wilmot; step-parents Erik Moore and Kathy Wilmot; twin brother Daniel Wilmot; step-brother Elliott Moore; step-sister Kari Moore; grandparents Judy and Jay Race of Staunton, Va., and grandfather Ben Wilmot of Fairfax, Va.

Additional family members are Sharon and Stephen Race (Patty’s brother) of Manassas, Bruce Wilmot (Ted’s brother) of Alexandria and Laura and Rich Clement (Ted’s sister) of Fairfax; cousins Abbey and Lori Race; Jackson, Lee, and James and Mollie Clement. She is preceded in death by grandmother Connie Wilmot. The family extends special thanks to the dedication and friendship of Jack Collins.

Kendall Wilmot was the 2010 Hopewell High School valedictorian. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, HMA Hospitality Management Association, Eta Sigma Delta Honors Hospitality fraternity, and on the Virginia Tech Dean's List for three years. She served on the Student Advisory Committee to the undergraduate representative of the Board of Visitors. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was also a little sister in the Delta Phi Sigma fraternity. 

She volunteered for several charities and contributed both as a teen counselor and staff member for the Jamestown 4-H Summer Camp. Kendall Wilmot worked at Swader's Sports Park for four years and was doing a summer internship at the Richmond Country Club. She had a passion for nature and animals, always stopping to pet a passing dog. Her family says she inspired those around her with her enthusiasm and spirit, always spread a smile and showed compassion to others. She was also an organ donor.

A memorial service to honor Kendall Wilmot's life will be held at Chester Baptist Church, 4317 W. School Street in Chester, VA, Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. In Hokie spirit, all are welcome to dress casual/jeans and wear Virginia Tech and/or maroon and orange attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, 3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or Chesterfield Animal Shelter, 9300 Public Works Rd. Chesterfield, VA 23831.

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