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