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July 23, 1959-July 4, 2009

Charles Nathaniel Kirkland Jr., 49, passed away Saturday in Ocracoke Island.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery in Newsoms, Va.

Charles was born in Suffolk, Va., on July 23, 1959.

He was a member of Newsoms United Methodist Church in Virginia and a volunteer worker at the Lord's Table Church in Goldsboro.

He is survived by his parents, the Rev. Charles Kirkland Sr. and Vivian W. Kirkland; one son, Charles Nathaniel Kirkland III of New Jersey; two daughters, Shannon Long and husband, John, of Ahoskie and Samantha Kirkland of New Jersey; two brothers, John M. Kirkland and wife, Melissa, of Pikeville and Alton Dale Kirkland of Newsoms, Virginia; one sister, Lynne K. Smith and husband, Tim, of Mount Olive; two grandchildren, William Holmes Long and David Thomas Long; and his maternal grandmother, Odell B. Worrell of Newsoms, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Charles Kirkland Jr. may be directed to The Gideons International Goldsboro North Camp, P.O. Box 10093, Goldsboro, NC, 27532.

The family will receive friends other times at the home of his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Kirkland, 126 Trey Drive in Goldsboro.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro where condolences may be posted at www.howellfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on July 7, 2009 1:47 PM