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Ida Mae Kingsland

• Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 3:07 PM

A memorial service for Mrs. Kingsland will be held in Jackson, Miss. at a later date at Lakewood Memorial.

Mrs. Kingsland, 90, of Flat Rock, N.C. died peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Kingsland was born Dec. 22, 1923 in Lebanon to the late Frank and Ollie Bell Murdock Adams. She was married to Eddie Kingsland on Nov. 1, 1942 until his death in 1975.

Mrs. Kingsland was a strong and independent woman who cared for others and remained happy and peaceful until the end.  She proudly professed her faith in Jesus Christ and her favorite scripture was Psalm 103 Verses 1-2 and 13.  She was a longstanding member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison, Miss.

She enjoyed travel and visited London, England on two occasions and many places in the U.S.  She continued to live independently in Jackson, Miss. until Alzheimer’s took control of her life. In 2001, she moved to Hendersonville, N.C. to be close to her daughter. 

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Kingsland Hodgkinson and her husband Peter; a sister, Gladys Summers, of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Angela Attaway, of Knoxville, Tammy Potts, of Knoxville, William Shannon, of Simpsonville, S.C. Other survivors include five great-grandchildren, Noah, Nicholas, Kaytie, Morgan and Caiman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting thosshpeherd.com.  Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.

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