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Mary Kirk

Mary Virginia Kirkpatrick Kirk, age 71, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 15, 2016 from 10:00 AM till 10:45 AM in The Westminster Room at the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS. Memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Rev. Sid Harmon and Rev. Michael McLaughlin will officiate the service.

Mary was born in Charleston, West Virginia on August 21, 1944. She is a graduate of Charleston High School, Belhaven College and Delta State University. On June 20, 1967 Mary Kirkpatrick married Hal Kirk, in Sarasota, FL. they lived in Bentonia, MS before moving to Cleveland in 1971. She was an elementary teacher for years and was the first computer education teacher at Presbyterian Day School. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church for decades. She was the owner and operator of Speedy Check Cashiers and Title Loans for 15 years. At the time of her death she was an executive assistant at 4H Construction Corporation.

Mary loved teaching, learning and ALL things related to sports. She loved to travel, read, study the Bible and teach children about God's love. She was a devoted Mississippi State Bulldog, and fan of all Delta State athletics especially the Lady Statesmen basketball program. She was extremely enthusiastic about all the happenings in the community of Cleveland and she loved sharing them with family and friends when they came to town. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and friend to everyone she met.

She was preceded in death by her parents to Dr. Robert W. Kirkpatrick and Rosemary Welsh Kirkpatrick and her husband, Halbert Perry Kirk.

She is survived by daughters, Stacie (Jim) Harris of Cleveland, MS and Allison (Kevin) McCormick of Southaven, MS. Son, Robert (Tammie) Kirk of Starkville, MS. Six grandchildren; Rebecca Anderson, of Columbus, MS, Zachary Harris, of Southaven, MS, Chandler Harris, of Cleveland, MS, Gates Kirk of Starkville, MS, Lily McCormick of Southaven, MS, Stapp Kirk of Starkville, MS. One great grandchild, Hallie Anderson of Cleveland, MS. Four brothers; Bob (Shirley) Kirkpatrick of Perry, GA, Jim (Kelly) Kirkpatrick of Williamsburg, VA, Tom Kirkpatrick of Plant City, FL, Steve (Katie) Kirkpatrick of Camden, DE and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, MS 38732, the Computer program at Presbyterian Day School located at First Presbyterian Church, or the Sunny Seniors Respite Program at the Episcopal Church in Cleveland, MS.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Stacie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Praying for you

Lynn Smither - April 22 at 01:48 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To The Family, I have known Ms Mary most all of my life. My mother, Betsy Thompson and I taught Sunday School together. She truly was an Angel & a Very Sweet Lady ! We loved her and I feel your loss. You only have "One" Mother and it is very hard to let them go....My thoughts & prayers of comfort for you all during the coming days ahead.Love you always!

Brenda Thompson Roberts - February 18 at 07:36 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

What a great lady to work with. Someone you could always depend on to get it right. She will be greatly missed. God Bless DeWayne Taylor.

DeWayne Taylor - February 15 at 09:57 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tammy Quinn lit a candle in memory of Mary Kirk

Tammy Quinn - February 15 at 07:05 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Heaven has truly gained an Angel. Ms. Mary was such a sweet lady and loved to laugh. I always enjoyed talking with her. She will truly be missed.

Tammy Quinn - February 15 at 07:08 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Mary Kirk.

February 14 at 09:07 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My Aunt Mary is an extraordinary woman and always has been. Caring, selfless, and loving are just a couple of words to describe her. She impacted my dad's life in ways I will never understand, but I thank her for that. I miss her already. I know that she is with the Lord and that we will soon be all together. I love my family..all of you! I love you Aunt Mary.

jennifer kirkpatrick - February 13 at 07:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Meghan Waddell & Family purchased the Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum for the family of Mary Kirk.

Meghan Waddell & Family - February 13 at 01:13 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Allison, Larry and I were so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time! Cindy and Larry Finkbeiner.

cindy finkbeiner - February 13 at 12:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry about the loss of Mary. I lived in Cleveland for a few years and Mary was one of my friends there. I pray for all family members as you mourn her loss. She was a sweet person and a good friend.Love in Christ, Jean King Alexander

Jean King Alexander - February 13 at 08:29 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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