Brenda Ray (Anderson) Kirkland

September 26, 1942 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Ms. Brenda Ray Anderson Kirkland, age 80, of Hazlehurst died Friday, August 11, 2023 in the Jeff Davis Hospital.

Ms. Kirkland was born September 26, 1942 in Jacksonville FL.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Anderson and Jane Elizabeth Wingate Anderson, husband, Eddis Jack Kirkland, brothers, Keith Anderson and Casper Anderson, sisters, Norma Weakley, Sonja Smith, Claudia Kellum and Cindy Durham.

Ms. Brenda had a sweet sweet humble spirit, she was a caring person, a great cook, enjoyed reading and trading books within the family, she was an avid Elvis fan, enjoyed his gospel songs and enjoyed the Gathers. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them, and her children referred to her as a Virtuous Woman described in Proverbs 31.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee McNeal (Rex) of Graham; sons and daughters-in-law, Eddis D. Kirkland (Phyllis) of Hazlehurst, Aaron C. Kirkland of St. Mary’s, Kenneth (Sam) I. Kirkland (Shelda) of Hazlehurst, Kevin (Tootie) Kirkland (Danielle) of McRae, sisters, Elaine Geoghagan of Jacksonville, Gail Cain of Jacksonville, Vicki Nelson of Mississippi, Lawana Trouille of Hillard, Kimberly Anderson of Callahan; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation and Funeral Services will be Sunday, August 13, 2023 at the Heritage Baptist Church, visitation will begin at 4:00pm and the funeral service will follow at 5:00pm with her son, Rev. Eddis Kirkland and Rev. Ronnie Wilcox officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hazlehurst Memorial Service.

Active pallbearers will be Glenn Kirkland, Lance Kirkland, Ricky Lytle, Gary Kirkland, Heath Sellers, Mikey Kirkland, alts. Ted Hutcheson and Gunner Sellers.

The Kirkland Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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