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Mary Frances Henley Kitchens
December 7, 1933 ~ May 28, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Mary Frances Henley Kitchens passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023 in Pascagoula, MS.
Mary was born to Hollis and Hazel Henley on December 7, 1933 in Crystal Springs, MS. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Pascagoula, leading the singing in the Senior Department for over 25 years. She was Co-Owner of K & M Plumbing Co. and worked for the Pascagoula School System as Office Administrator.
In 1956 she met a young man, George Kitchens, at a church service at Crestwood Baptist Church in Jackson, MS. It did not take long for love to bloom, and on December 22 of that year they married. The two shared a beautiful, adventurous journey of 66 years together. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Edward Henley.
She is survived by her husband, George Kitchens of Pascagoula; sister-in-law, Bobbie Cowan; brother-in-law, Danny Kitchens Sr. (Brenda); nephew, Bubba Kitchens (Kim) and; cousins, Dr. Ralph Didlake and Jimmy Didlake; David Stiglet, who was like a son to her; two special ladies who held a place in her heart since they were born, Nicole Burke and Joannah Dement; numerous other relatives and friends; and of course her First Baptist Church family.
Like the Circle of Life, the journey of George and Mary that began in a church service will end with a celebration of her life. Funeral Services will be Thursday, June 1, 2023 at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to service. Private burial will conclude at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Milstead, Bobby Lynn, Butch Johnston, Bunk Small, Gary Stevens and Joe Stout.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.obryantokeefe.com.