Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Foster Kirk

Published 4:05 am Friday, June 26, 2009

By Staff
BELHAVEN, NC — Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Foster Kirk, age 64, a resident of 246 Loop Road, Belhaven, NC, the Pamlico Beach Community, lost her battle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center. Betty was a member of the Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church in Pamlico Beach.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Dean Fulford, Jr. and Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill. Mark Braddy, Carlton Cornelius, Jonathan Dixon, Wade Fuller, Matthew Roberts and Ronnie Swindell will serve as pallbearers.
Betty was born May 4, 1945 in Washington, NC, daughter of David Samson and Ruth Esther Wilkins Foster. She was married to Lynwood Sylvester Kirk at the young age of fifteen on July 5, 1960. After having three children, she went back to school at Beaufort Technical Institute and obtained her High School diploma in 1972. After obtaining her diploma, she had two more children, then went back to Beaufort Community College and received a degree in Business and Accounting in 1985 and an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1988. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC for one year and worked for the last 21 (2007) years at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC.
Survivors include her husband, Lynwood, of the home; her children, Amy Kirk Niser Tinker and husband Ray of Belhaven, Beverly Lynn Kirk and Anthony Waters of Pinetown, Clyde W. Kirk, ex-son-in-law of Belhaven, Adina Kirk Boggs and husband Kevin of Missoula, MT, Lennie Kirk of San Francisco, CA, Janel Kirk Mangold and husband Fred of Greenville, and Melissa Gutierrez (ex-daughter-in-law) of Daly City, CA; her grandchildren, Kristin Niser Dippy and husband Nathan, Hayley Niser, Kasey Tinker, Jessica Kirk, Tyler Kirk, Jordan Boggs, Brianna Boggs, Micah Boggs, Jairo Gutierrez-Kirk, Sofia Gutierrez-Kirk, Austin Mangold and Sean Mangold; her sisters, Celeste Foster Brand and husband Jim of Virginia Beach, VA, Rennie Foster Killingsworth and husband Pete of New Bern, NC, June Foster Killmon and husband Ray Prue of Orange City, FL, and Elaina Dee Foster and Silas Dexter of Chesapeake, VA; her brothers, Charlie Franklin and Ernest Floyd Foster both of Belhaven; and Beaufort County Medical Center 2 East staff and co-workers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Foster in 1985 and Ruth Foster in 1996; her brother, Hilton Samuel Foster, Sr. in 1990; two sisters, Sadie Foster Prue of Holly Ridge, NC in 2007 and Nora Foster Braddy of Belhaven, NC in 2007.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and other times at the home of her daughter Beverly Kirk and Anthony Waters, 773 Loop Road, Pinetown, NC.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5115 Pamlico Beach Road, Belhaven, NC 27810.
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Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Kirk family.
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room…
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the love that we once shared…
Miss me – but let me go!
For this is a journey we must all take,
And each must go alone;
It’s all part of the “Master’s” plan…
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds…
Miss me – but let me go.