Kaiea Spring Batts, 14, of Johns Island, SC passed away suddenly on June 17, 2021. Kaiea was born in Winchester, Virginia on July 15, 2006 to Susan & Jeremy Batts.
She is survived by her beloved parents and sisters, Kassidy and Kindred, grandparents Pat Leiby and Paul & Karen Batts, aunts and uncles Ellen Leiby & Cody Redden, Greg & Susan Leiby, and Michael & Erin Batts, cousins including Aslan & Ayiana Redden and Michael & Matthew Leiby, her dog Zeus, and many extended family members and friends who loved her dearly. She is predeceased by her grandfather, George Leiby.
Kaiea lived in Charles Town, WV and Cary, NC before moving to Johns Island. She attended First Baptist High School on James Island where she was a cheerleader for the Hurricanes, and worked at the Seabrook Island Club. Kaiea loved her school, had a strong work ethic, and dreamed of becoming a pediatric reconstructive surgeon.
Kaiea will be remembered for her humor, caring nature, and sense of adventure. She loved traveling, sunsets on the beach, roller coasters and video games. She was a profound thinker and an avid reader and writer. Kaiea was deeply committed to the welfare of her younger sisters. She was overly gracious and thankful for even the smallest thing.
Public visitation was held on Tuesday, June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Charleston, 61 Church Street, Charleston SC. Burial was private. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation James Island.