Sylvia "Chris" Kilpatrick, a long time resident of Roseville, died peacefully and was received into the loving arms of Jesus and her loving husband on Sunday. She was 101 and as she would say 101 and a half.
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Chris was born on November 28, 1918 in Leesburg, Alabama, a daughter of the late Deane and Nellie (Kay) Hollis. She was united in marriage to her beloved husband, Willmon Kilpatrick, on December 26. 1940 in Steele, Alabama. The couple made their home in Detroit until her husband was drafted into the military service and then they traveled the life of a soldier to many homes, finally settling in Roseville in 1949. In the early years she worked in the Roseville Community School System where her children grew up. She was known as Mama K to everyone and was a loyal longtime member of the Bethany Baptist Church. Mama K loved to Crochet and made many afghans for family and friends. She dedicated her self to the love of her family and will always be remembered for her love of cooking. She was known for her southern fried chicken and biscuits. She was loved by all and a remarkable person who will be deeply missed.
Mama K is survived by her loving children, Frances (Martin) Crouch, Sandra Aune and Deborah (Robert) Drake; her loving grandchildren, Pamela (David), Kristopher (Melissa), Shiela (Brian), Kirsten (Jeoffrey) and Ian; her adorable great grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Alexander, John,Isabella, Dean, Kellen, Kaylynn and Timothy. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willmon on Nov. 1, 2001 and by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Limited visitation with face mask will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Wednesday 11am till time of Family service at 1pm. Private burial will take place at Cadillac Memorial Gardens E. later. A life celebration will take place for all at Infinity Hall of Fraser at a later date. Share memories with the family at www.faulmannwalsh.com