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July 1, 2014

Ms. Mary Ann Kirksey

Ms. Mary Ann Kirksey

ORANGE — The Celebration of Life for Ms. Mary Ann Kirksey, 67, of Orange, will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m.

She passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

She was born to the late A.C. and Otisa Kirksey on February 24, 1947.

Mary was a life-long resident of Orange and a 1967 graduate of Emma H. Wallace High School; before attending Texas College and Chenier Business College.

She was an active member in the community and served as the chairman for the Black History Committee of Orange for over 25 years.  She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served faithfully.

Family, friends and children were Mary’s passion and delight. She was an advocate for children’s issues and was a retired paraprofessional educator from the West Orange Cove Consolidated School District with over 30 years of service.  Mary was a trustee on the W.O.C.C.I.S.D. School Board.

Mary is survived by her two children, Christopher P. Kirksey and Stacey Kirksey Johnson of Houston; two sisters, Lois A. King of Orange and Sadie Kirksey Jackson of Houston. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Offer sympathy expressions at www.sparrowfuneralhome.com

 

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