Wyllene Powell Kirkpatrick

Published 3:07 pm Monday, August 17, 2015

Wyllene Powell Kirkpatrick

August 14, 2015

Wyllene Powell Kirkpatrick, 86, formerly of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at RiverChase Health and Rehabilitation Center, Quincy, Fla.

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The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Medley officiating. Interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery with Jim Tadlock, David Bryan, Bill Massey, Bill Bryan, Matt Palmer, and Jerry Henry serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations made be made to the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society at: 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born September 15, 1928 in Bainbridge, Ga., the daughter of William G. Powell and Lillian Ballou McDuffie Powell. Wyllene met Matthew Douglas Kirkpatrick while he was stationed at the Bainbridge Air Base and they married on February 19, 1955. Though she was native of Bainbridge, she lived in several cities throughout her husband’s Air Force Career. She noted her favorite home away from home was Puerto Rico. Wyllene returned to Bainbridge in 1980 and lived the last several years in Tallahassee, Florida with her son Bob. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bainbridge. Wyllene loved the beach and enjoyed festivities with her friends at Top of the Gulf through the years. She enjoyed her historical home and gardens. She was a great cook, though not on a gas stove, and always enjoyed good food. Wyllene was a collector…of many things.

Survivors include her sons, Joe Kirkpatrick and his wife, Darlene, of Tallahassee, Florida and Bob Kirkpatrick, of Tallahassee, Florida; her grandchildren, Jessica Michelle Kirkpatrick Espinoza of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Taylor Malanie Kirkpatrick of Tallahassee, Florida, and Kamryn Madison Kirkpatrick of Athens, Georgia, and James Hightower, long-time family friend of Bainbridge.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillian Powell; her husband, Matthew D. Kirkpatrick; her sisters, Carolyn Bryan and Marjorie Massey; and her grandson, Matthew Edward Kirkpatrick.