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Mamie Wilcox Kirby

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Mamie Margaret Wilcox Kirby was born August 15, 1912 in Creek, Houston County, Texas and died July 29, 2020 in Boerne, Kendall Co., Texas at the wonderful age of 107. She was the daughter of Mary Ann Marcella “Marbie” Coon Wilcox and James Andrew Ellis Wilcox.  Mamie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Louis Kirby, and by her son and his wife, Charles Wayne Kirby and Sally Jean Vinson Kirby.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Ann Kirby Joiner and Gary Nelson Joiner. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Carl Stone and his wife, Tanda, Ronald Kirby and his wife, Heather, Kari Kirby Farris and her husband, Todd, and Shawn Joiner and his wife, Brandie. Also surviving her are seven great grandchildren, Colton Stone and his fiancé, Katelynn Holzapfel, Skyler Stone Lightfoot and her husband, Calder, Tyler Wilson, Hannah Kirby, Sarah Kirby, Seth Kirby, and Mason Joiner…..who all loved their Mother and Nana.

Mamie was the youngest of seven children. Her six siblings were Sam Houston Wilcox, Jewel Wilcox (died as an infant), James Travis Wilcox, Corbitt Franklin Wilcox (died as an infant), Lyman Jackson Wilcox, and William Isaac Wilcox. Mamie especially loved her niece, JoAnn Wilcox Starns Henry of Porter Springs, TX, the daughter of James Travis Wilcox, who often visited her Aunt Mamie.  Mamie also loved and traveled with her husband’s niece, Lois Alston of Lake Charles, LA.

As a young woman, Mamie moved to Houston, Texas where she met and on September 29, 1940 married Charles Louis “C. L.” Kirby. After their marriage she was a loving wife and mother, and a fabulous cook. She and her family were for many years members of Broadway Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Mamie always wanted to travel to Switzerland but was afraid of flying. However, when her grandson, Ron, was born in Georgia, she boarded a plane and flew to see him. After that successful flight she and C. L. flew to Europe and toured several countries, including Switzerland.

Upon her husband’s retirement, she and C. L. moved back to Creek, Texas and lived next to the land where she was born. They became members of Lovelady Baptist Church which they attended until illness made it necessary for them to move near their children in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. Mamie and C. L. were married for 65 years. After the death of C. L., Mamie moved to Boerne, Kendall County, Texas where her daughter lived.  Mamie was never too busy to stop and spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She always thought of the comfort and needs of others first.  She will be missed and remembered by all who loved her. We rejoice in having known her and being loved by her.

A great thank you to the nurses, staff, and aides at Care Choice of Boerne for the many years of loving care.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 in the Creek Cemetery with Rev. Brandon Gray officiating.

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  1. Kari, Tyler, Ronnie, and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of visiting with your sweet Nana. What a blessing to have lived to 107! I bet she and her husband and your parents/grandparents are so happy being together again. Thank you for sharing her with us. May you feel the love and support that surrounds you. We have you in our prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathies,
    Karen, Chris, and Michael Townsend

  2. We just heard of your loss. We are so sorry, many condolences. We have so many wonderful memories of her and Mr. Kirby as our neighbors. She will be truly missed.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. My daughters and I have many fond memories of Mr and Mrs Kirby as our wonderful neighbors on Creek Road.

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss of Miss Mamie, but am sure she is in a better place. She and
    Mr. C.L. were really good to my mother and daddy (Mary and Max). They helped them every way they could, showing true christian love. See you later, Miss Mamie.

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