Losing someone within a community isn’t easy. And the passing of Kim Parsell isn’t any easier. Her life touched so many in the WordPress community and I’m sure in the local community around her that the death leaves a hole that is both painful and shocking.
Kim Parsell loved the community. That much was always apparent. She took others under her wing and would cajole, love, and help in anyway she could. While I never got to meet her in person, I saw her daily taking up the banner of those in the community who needed it, kicking those who needed a swift kick, and doing so with so much love and country charm that no one could do anything but love her back.
I found a tweet today that sums up Kim’s view of the world pretty well:
All y'all are special, thanks for everything you do. 🙂
— Kim Parsell (@kimparsell) December 18, 2014
I’m thankful for her influence, her heart, and her incredible efforts in the WordPress docs team. Your legacy lives on, Kim.