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Susie Kirkpatrick

EAST ORANGE, N.J. -- Miss Susie Carrie "Cat" Kirkpatrick, 73, of East Orange, N.J., and formerly of Chester, S.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at her home in East Orange.

The funeral will be 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26, at Christian Home Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Roderick Pendleton officiating, Rev. Daniel Chisholm delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a brother, Eugene Peay, sister, Ella Mae Graham, granddaughter, Carol Graham, daughter-in-law, Ann S. Kirkpatrick, and a son-in-law, David Stringfellow Sr.

She is survived by a daughter, Willene K. Stringfellow of Chester, S.C.; two sons, Willie Kirkpatrick Sr. and Jimmie (Lillie) Kirkpatrick, also of Chester; sister, Lucinda Cohens of Newark, N.J.; sister-in-law, Mary Peay of Chester; an aunt, Geneva Kirkpatrick of Chester; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Willene K. Stringfellow, 698 Colony Road, Chester. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 25, at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery Street, Chester.