Surrounded by family, Wanda Bramblet Kirby slipped away peacefully Monday morning, January 1, 2018 to go be with the Lord. At age of 76, she was in the Clay County Care Center due to a recent illness.
Born April 17, 1942 she was the only daughter of Don and Maude Holbrooks Bramblet of Hayesville, NC.
She was preceded in death by not only her mother and father, but also Henry James Kirby, her husband of 33 years; Michael, a son of 4 months; other sons are, Johnny Eugene Kirby and James Harold Kirby; and one brother, Harold Bramblet of Ellijay Georgia.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Kirby Baine and sons, Mitchell Kirby and wife Lisa, Benny Kirby and wife Candy all of Hayesville, NC and Edward Lee Kirby (Eddie) of Asheville; eight grandchildren, Stephen, Bronson, Destiny, Michele, Jacob, Isabella, Brittney and Brianna all of Hayesville. NC.
Wanda was a member of Hayesville Church of God, a godly woman who loved witnessing to her family and friends about the Lord and all the blessing he had to offer. She loved Gospel music, and was always encouraging her grandchildren when they began to play musical instruments and to sing.
Wanda was retired from Clay County Care Center where she worked as a cook, which cooking was one of her great passions, especially if she was cooking for family and friends.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a loyal friend and neighbor. She cared deeply about other people. Wanda loved family and the big family gatherings, and telling stories about the antics of her grandchildren whom she adored.
Along with cooking, family and friends, she had a great passion for her flowers. Wanda liked to plant things and watched them grow. Always willing to share cuttings or seeds just the same as she shared her recipes.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, January 5, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Dallas Crowder and Rev. Bill Dyer will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tony Lands, Clancy Shelton, Cordell Lands, Ray Bramblet, Joffery Richards and Van Baine. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM, Friday, January 5, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.
Wanda will be dearly missed by her family and friends, but our loss is heavens gain.
In lieu of Flowers, donations may be sent to Donna Baine, 275 Byers Road, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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