Louise D. Kirkland, 81, entered into eternal rest after an extended illness on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born on April 18, 1938 in Sumter County to the late Joseph and Katie Dinkins. She grew up and was educated in Sumter County Public School. Louise was married to her devoted husband, Thomas Kirkland, Sr. for 59 years and to this union five children were born. At an early age, Louise accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the Pastor’s Aide, Missionary, the YWA and the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Louise was a devoted employee for Sumter School District # 2 for 25 years. She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Albert Thompson (Patricia), Thomas Jr., Gladys Delores Martin, Dorothy Ann Brooks (Jimmy) and Ruby Maxine Blair, all of Rembert; fifteen grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren; two step granddaughter; six step great grandchildren; three sisters, Sallie Sanders and Altamae Kirkland of Rembert and Juanita Corners of Bronx, NY; two brother, Richmond Dinkins and Albert Dinkins; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 5240 Dais Road, Rembert. Homegoing Celebration will be held Sunday, August 11, 2019, 2:00 p. m., from the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, with the Rev. Anthony L. Taylor, Sr., pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m. The funeral procession will leave at 1:20 p. m. from the home. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Yard Cemetery.
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