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Carolyn Kirk King Bramlett, affectionately known as Kirk to family and friends, recently of Columbus, MS, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, at the age of 68. A celebration of Kirk’s life will be held Monday, October 12, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Oxford University United Methodist Church, with Reverends Eddie Rester, Warren Black, Chris McAlilly and Claire Dobbs officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 11, from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM in West Hall at Waller Funeral Home, Oxford, MS; and again Monday, October 12, at 1:00 PM in the Atrium at Oxford University United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. *In accordance with guidelines issued by the City of Oxford, face coverings are required. *
Kirk was born October 13, 1951, in Oxford, MS, to the late Travis Menton and Mary Cecile (Dornbusch) King. She retired from teaching after 31 years, 28 years in the Oxford School District. Kirk was a well-respected elementary school teacher who had a positive impact on the lives of all of her students. During her career she was inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers and achieved National Board Certification for Teaching. After her retirement, Kirk ran for and was elected to one term as an at-large member of the School Board of Oxford School District. Late in life, Kirk followed her husband Gene into pastoral ministry and served as Associate Pastor to the Lafayette Central Charge of the United Methodist Church. She has always been active in church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, liturgical reader, and preacher.
In addition to her parents, Kirk is preceded in death by her older brother, William Travis (Bill) King.
Kirk is survived by her husband, Rev. Gene Bramlett, Columbus, MS; daughter, Emilie Bramlett, Oxford, MS; her sisters Margaret and Katherine King, her brother Allan King (Nancy), all of Oxford, MS; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials in Kirk’s honor can be made to Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 South 10th Street, Oxford, MS 38655 or to Covenant United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 9552, Columbus, MS 39705.
Sunday, October 11, 2020 3:00PM – 5:00PM
West Hall at Waller Funeral Home
419 Hwy 6 West
Oxford, MS 38655
Monday, October 12, 2020 2:00PM – 12:00AM
Oxford-University United Methodist Church
424 South 10th Street
Oxford, MS 38655