Kittie Mae Kemp
January 10, 1935 ~ March 31, 2021 (age 86)
Mrs. Kittie Mae Kemp was born on January 10, 1935 to the late Mozell Miller and Minnie Moore. Mrs. Kittie was one of twelve children. She was born in Grand Junction, TN and attended Grand Junction and Allen White School.
Mrs. Kittie accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Paul Skipper Springs Baptist Church.
Mrs. Kittie later moved to Chicago, Il. While living in Chicago, She was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Willie Kemp, Sr. To this union , eleven children were born. Upon returning to Tennessee, she joined New Bethel Baptist Church and later joined Greater Springfield Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert Parham. Mrs. Kittie remained a faithful member until her death.
Mrs. Kittie loved children and working and caring for others. She loved her family. She worked with the pre-school program until the pandemic.
Mrs. Kittie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three children; Quantella, Maxine, and Willie “Main” Kemp, Jr.: six siblings; John Ed, James, Earnestine, Gussie, Percy, and Willie B., and one grandchild, Toria Butler.
Mrs. Kittie departed this life on March 31, 2021 after a short illness.
Mrs. Kittie Kemp leaves to cherish her memories: seven daughters; Christie Butler of Indianapolis, IN, Minnie (Dwight) Steward, Annette Kemp, Laverne Kemp, Yolanda Kemp, Regina Kemp and Tracy (Von) Moss all of Bolivar, TN: one son; Demeco Kemp of Bolivar, TN: twenty-four grandchildren in which four was raised by Mrs. Kittie, Sheureka Kemp, Olajuwon Kemp, Demarkus Kemp, and Nigeria(Jerry) Griffin: thirty four great grandchildren: two great-great grandchildren: four sisters; Velma Washington of Memphis, TN, Mary Hamer of Bolivar, TN, Deborah Smith of Maryland, and Gail Moore of Virginia: one brother; Joe (Lorean) Peeler: one Godchild; Karrisa Harris: one special friend that she considered a sister; Ophelia Parks: two other special friends that she considered as daughters; Barbara Jean Cox, Betty Golden, and Gladys Rivers. She also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends
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