Tawanda Diane Kirby
Tawanda Diane Kirby “ING” of Blytheville was born Jan. 4, 1977 in Blytheville to the late James Kirby, Jr. and the late Gladys Mae Fleming Kirby. She worked in payroll for the Hilton Cooperation, held an associate degree and was a member of Life Church in Cordova, Tenn. Ms. Kirby passed away on Feb. 1, 2020, at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 43. She was preceded in death by her father, James Kirby, Jr.; her mother, Gladys Mae Fleming Kirby; two brothers, L.C. Kirby and Rickey Kirby; and three sisters, Angela Kirby, Linda Blake and Terri Kirby.
She is survived by her daughter, Jowanna Dunagan of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, James Kirby III and Dennis Kirby both of Orange, Vir., and Michael Kirby of Newark, Ohio; and five sisters, Edna Floyd of Blytheville, Cathy Bonner of Newark, Ohio, Teresa Kirby of Carol Stream, Ill., and Connie Kirby and Sheri Kirby-Nash both also of Blytheville.
The visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Prince of Peace Church in Blytheville, Dr. Moses Black officiating. Burial will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blytheville. Services are provided by Wilson Funeral Home Blytheville.