Jean H. Kirkland

Published 2:25 pm Friday, August 19, 2022

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FRANKLIN – Jean Harris Kirkland, 85, passed away on Aug. 18, 2022. Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and raised in Garysburg, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Otto Harris and Mattie Mayle Harris. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, John Clifton Kirkland.

Jean H. Kirkland

Jean was a 1955 graduate of Seaboard High School and a secretary in the particleboard plant at Union Camp Corporation with 40 years of service. She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Pamela K. Neave and her husband, Phil, of Ivor and Angela K. Faison of Knoxville, Tennessee; a sister, Raye Gay of Conway, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Andrew K. Faison, John E. Neave and Emma M. Neave; a special sister-in-law, Linda K. Lamm of Wilson, North Carolina; and many cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Franklin Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Qualls, the Rev. Steve Gibson and the Rev. Jim Hyatt officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday in Wright Funeral Home and suggests that memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.