Kimberly Pate

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 31, 2010

Funeral services for Kimberly Pate, a Greenville resident, who passed on July 15, 2010, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dennis McCants, pastor.

Minister Alford Barganier officiated.

Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery, Georgiana with Hudson Funeral Services of Greenville directing.

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Kimberly Yvette Pate was born on August 1, 1965 in Pensacola, Fla.

As a young child, she relocated to Greenville, where she became a member of St. Paul MBC. She was an active member of Sunbeams and Red Circle.

She was also very active in the church choir and soon became a featured soloist.

In 1984, she graduated from Greenville High School and attended the U.S. Training Institute in Birmingham.

As a young woman, she co-founded the Greenville Community Choir, serving as president.

Kimberly was preceded in death by her father, John G. Pate; grandmother, Ellen Curry; brother, John Pate Jr. and sister, Gloria Norman, both of Cincinnati, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Annie L. Stone; three children, Kendall, Kamilah and Keldrian Pate, sisters Wanda (Pongie) Thagard and Kista Hinson, all of Greenville, Geraldine (Jesse) Wagoner, Lillie Pate and Mattie Pate, all of Cincinnati; Laura Pate of Hawaii; extended sisters, Darlene Thornton and Sandra Johnson, both of Greenville; brothers, Minister Alfred (Mae) Barganier, Sacramento, Calif., Garrod Stone, grandfather, Deacon Fletcher Curry, both of Greenville; two aunts, Mary (Bob) Grimes, Morrow, Ga., and Juanita (Bob) Andrews, Enterprise; three great-aunts, Betty Moore, Southfield, Mich., Zerlene Ferguson and Ruth Kohler and great-uncle, Burnett Pate, all of Pensacola; five grandchildren, Antoine Thagard Jr., Real Caldwell, Ka’Melo Evans, all of Greenville, Kenyan and Akeelah Smith, both of Pascagoula, Miss.; three godchildren, Kimber and Chasity Moorer, James Easterling Jr. and dear friend Tony Burnett, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.