Willie Mae Kirkland
Willie Mae Kirkland, 69, of Lumberton, MS, passed away February 14, 2019. Willie was born in Hattiesburg, MS, on May 21, 1949.
Mrs. Kirkland is preceded in death by one son, Eric Lee Kirkland; her parents Hallie Mae Thompson Solomon and W. C. Solomon; and two brothers, Clarence R. Solomon and John R. Solomon.
She is survived by two daughters, Ella Kowalczyk and Leigh Kowalczyk; three grandchildren, Savinnah Kowalczyk, Kanyon Kowalczyk, and Draven Kowalczyk; and four siblings, Charles A. Solomon, Calvin E. Solomon (Anna Jo), Diana Solomon, and Margarett Land.
Willie was a member of the Southwest Lamar Fire Department from the late 80's until her retirement in 2007. She devoted her life to the department by helping people; from fighting fires to being a first responder. In the last few years before retirement, she was chief of Southwest Lamar Fire Department.
Private graveside services will be held on Monday February 18.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
The COPD Foundation
3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd Miami, Florida 33134
Lung Cancer Foundation of America
15 S Franklin St, New Ulm, MN 56073
The American Heart Association
PO Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692
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