Funeral for 7-year-old VA boy who died after contracting flu Sat - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Funeral for 7-year-old VA boy who died after contracting flu Saturday

Kevin Baynes Jr. died Sunday morning. (Source: GoFundMe) Kevin Baynes Jr. died Sunday morning. (Source: GoFundMe)
HURT, VA (WWBT) -

This weekend, family and friends will come together to say goodbye to a 7-year-old Virginia boy, who died after getting the flu. 

Kevin Baynes Jr died less than 48 hours after getting sick at school. The medical examiner is still working to confirm the exact cause of death, but the hospital where he died believes the flu was a factor.

His memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Road Baptist Church in Gretna.

Baynes is from Hurt, which is about 30 miles south of Lynchburg, and died Jan. 28 after testing positive for the flu and strep throat.

"I got up this morning, made some coffee, sat on the couch and just lost it again," said Kevin Baynes.

The first grader was sent home from school after throwing up and falling asleep in class that Friday. Saturday morning, his symptoms got worse and the boy's mother rushed him to the hospital.

"They said he had the flu and strep throat. They sent him home with amoxycilin and zofran," said Baynes.

Not even a full 24-hours later, Kevin's older sister found him cold and lifeless. The family tried CPR and the hospital worked to revive him, but it was too late. Kevin Jr. was gone.

The possible culprit? The flu virus.

The Baynes family is working to stay strong, as they plan to bury their child. A 7-year-old who loved to play outside, adored his three siblings and whose favorite game was Minecraft.

Family and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the funeral costs. 

In addition to his parents, Kevin is survived by three other siblings.

Copyright 2018 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

Report an Error or Submit a Tip to NBC12

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:15:23 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:41:49 GMT
    Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    More >>

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    More >>
  • US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

    US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 4:18 AM EDT2018-08-21 08:18:16 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:39:12 GMT
    The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past and he admitted lying to get into the U.S. (Source: Department of Justice)The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past and he admitted lying to get into the U.S. (Source: Department of Justice)

    The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered him deported.

    More >>

    The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered him deported.

    More >>
  • 3-year-old found dead in dryer, father says

    3-year-old found dead in dryer, father says

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:16:10 GMT

    Authorities have yet to determine a cause of death for a boy found dead at a townhouse. The boy's father said after a rough night, he found the boy dead in the dryer.

    More >>

    Authorities have yet to determine a cause of death for a boy found dead at a townhouse. The boy's father said after a rough night, he found the boy dead in the dryer.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly