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.
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.