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Born in Petersburg, Virginia on Aug. 25, 1923
Departed on Jan. 30, 2012 and resided in St. Louis, MO.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
10:00 am
Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
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Eunice Edna Kirksey was born in Petersburg, Virginia on August 25, 1923 to the union of Carrie and Ernest Thweatt. She was the youngest of eight children. On Monday, January 30, 2012 our beloved Eunice was called home. She passed peacefully in the early morning hours at her home.

Eunice grew up in Petersburg where she attended Peabody High School and Virginia State College. During World War II she met the love of her life Charles E. Kirksey, Sr. who was then in the Army stationed outside Petersburg at Camp Lee, VA. They were married and after the war they moved to St. Louis, MO where they raised five children. Charles, Sr. passed in 1986.

For Eunice her greatest aspiration was to be a good wife and mother. This she did well. In 1958, in search of religious fulfillment, Eunice converted to the Catholic Church, and had all of children baptized in the faith as well. She has been a member of Little Flower Catholic Church since 1968.

Her greatest strength has always been her positive outlook in spite of adversity and has allowed her to overcome many obstacles and disappointments in her life, the greatest of which was the stroke she suffered in 1983, which paralyzed her right side. With admiration her children and friends watched as she recovered and continued on with life as though nothing happened. Another of Eunice's wonderful attributes was her quiet dignity coupled with her enduring strength. She always held her head high and was a great example to her children, imparting the wisdom of a mother and enkindling life's lessons.

After all of her children were in school Eunice dedicated she needed something to fill her lonely hours so she took a part time position with Sears on Kingshighway. She worked for Sears until her retirement from the Chesterfield store.

Eunice leaves to celebrate her life: her children, Charles Jr., Cezanne, Noren, Peter and Christopher; her grandchildren, Lauren, Cameron, Charles III, Christian and Caitlyn.

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