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Mary Edith Kirkland

August 10, 1931 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 87)

Mary Edith Kirkland, age 87, of Auburndale, Florida passed away on Friday July 5, 2019 at Good Shepard Hospice, Auburndale, Florida. Mrs. Kirkland was born on August 10, 1931 in Douglas, Georgia the daughter of the late David Peacock and Hannah Sweat Peacock.

She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Life Church of God, Lakeland, Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry O. Kirkland, son-in-law, Donald Ross and 10 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Kirkland (wife Pamela) of Auburn GA and Keith Kirkland (wife Dana) of Washington, Utah; two daughters, Lynn McBrayer (husband Donnie) of Auburndale, FL and Lorna Ross of Auburndale, FL;  nine grandchildren, several  great grandchildren and  several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 11:00am at Douglas Gospel Assembly with Rev. Coleman Peacock and Rev. Allen Peacock officiating. Sharon Griffin, pianist, will play prelude and postlude music. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6pm until 9pm at Sims Funeral Home.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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