2012-07-26 / Obituaries


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Pearl Ann Stacey Kilpatrick, 107, passed away July 28, 2012 in Grove Hill, AL at the home of her daughter. Shortly before her death, she was recognized as Alabama’s oldest living resident.

Mrs. Kilpatrick was born November 1, 1904 near Ollie, AL in rural Monroe County to the late Mark A. and Marion Elizabeth Langham Stacey. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kilpatrick was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Clifton O. Kilpatrick; her sons, Alvin K. Kilpatrick and Alton J. “Tubie” Kilpatrick; her brothers, Lee, Bert, Buford, Glenn, and Park Stacey; sisters, Irene Stacey, Louise Manning, and Doris Wilson; grandson Clifton “Cliff” Kilpatrick and two infant grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Jeanette (Dale) Harris, daughter-in-law Ruth Kilpatrick, brother Nelvin (Dot) Stacey; sister-in-law Mary Stacey; grandchildren, Kenneth (Vickie) Kilpatrick, Terry (Pam) Kilpatrick, Kay (Rett) Burge, Janice (Darrell) Levi, Charlie (Karen) Kilpatrick, Debbie Harris LaRose, and Don (Brenda) Kilpatrick; granddaughter-in-law Judy Kilpatrick; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; caregivers Carolyn Brantley and Michele Fails; many special nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

Mrs. Kilpatrick was a homemaker and loved her extended family, often entertaining a house full of relatives on Sunday afternoons. She was known for her fluffy biscuits and delicious fried chicken as well as wonderful dessert cakes such as Japanese Fruit Cake. She enjoyed living in Monroe County and was most satisfied at home, only leaving the state of Alabama one time for an overnight visit to Mississippi. Her love of cattle was well known as she was an excellent judge of livestock. Family members honored this love by showering her with an abundance of cow memorabilia. During her lifetime, she assisted in many births and also helped prepare the deceased for burial. She attributed her long life to obeying her parents according to the promise found in Exodus 20:12. She was a member Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Her family wishes to thank Southern Care Hospice, Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, doctors Albert Boroughs and Ralph Neal, Jr. for their excellent care and support.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary Pickard officiating. Burial will be at Johnson Memorial Gardens in Monroeville.

Mrs. Kilpatrick’s grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Her nieces and nephews are named as honorary pallbearers.

The family suggest memorial gifts be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church or Oak Grove Baptist Church. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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