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Kimmie Louise McKinney-Mattison

Battle Creek

Kimmie Louise McKinney-Mattison, 43 of Battle Creek, Michigan, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 12, 2015.

She was born March 21, 1971 in Omaha, Nebraska to Norman and Esther McKinney.

She was raised in Battle Creek, MI and attended Battle Creek Public Schools. Kimmie graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in June of 1989. She was currently attending Kellogg Community College. 

Kimmie started working at an early age. (Edison School as a Teaching Assistant, Hospice as an CNA, Baxter Funeral, and the Veterans Hospital as an Vehicle Transportation Specialist.

Kimmie began her Christian experience at Robinson Memorial Church in Lansing Michigan under the leadership of her great-grandfather, Rev Perry Robinson.

As an adult, Kimmie professed her life to Jesus at New Harvest Christian Center, under the leadership of Pastors Ivan and Tina Lee.

At the time of her passing, Kimmie was a member of Freedom Faith Worship Center under the leadership of Pastor Eric Tolbert and First Lady Freda Tolbert.

Kimmie was a loyal and diligent church member.  If she was a part of a ministry she served and assisted to the best of her ability always seeking to please God. 

With this in mind Kimmie served in many capacities within the Church, Media ministry, Usher board, Choir, Kitchen, Cleaning committee, Marriage ministry, and Dance ministry  to name a few.  Kimmie was passionate about helping others and the people she loved.  On November 4, 2015 Kimmie created a Facebook group which she prayerfully named "Praying Warrior Women", a vehicle for women to read Christian books and study the word of God to grow closer to Christ as she strived to grow closer as well.  Kimmie believed this group to be just one of the missions God called her to help build the Body of Christ.  She was inspired by Luke 18:1-8 the parable of the Persistent Widow which states " We should always pray and not give up and also Ezekiel  22:30  that talks about Standing in the Gap.  By March of  2015 over 149 women from all over had joined the group Praying Warrior Women praying together, sharing their personal stories and studying the Bible.  In March of 2015, God inspired Kimmie to do more by opening a telephone prayer and discussion hot line for the women of the group as means to grow closer to each other. Kimmie aspired to do many things but her ultimate goal was to be used by God.

Kimmie was truly one in a million. Her charisma and character were unmatched. She had an infectious smile that could brighten your day through trying times. She was one of the funniest people that you could have met. She was a mother to many and her presence couldn't go without being noticed. She held the ability to be blatantly honest with you while showing you the purpose behind it. No matter the amount of broken pieces left behind, she was the glue that held many together. She was benevolent and compassionate and put all before herself. She would gladly sacrifice her last in order to better the life of another. She had four children of her own but also raised a community whom she considered family. She was one soul that could touch the lives of thousands.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a nephew, and a sister.

Kimmie leaves to cherish her memory, husband De'Andre Mattison. Sons Parresse and William Hampton. Daughters Shanequa Kemp and Tanequa Hampton and Genevieve Mattison. Brothers Lerone and Sidney McKinney. Sisters Tammie (Freddie) Dunbar, Latasha McKinney, Nikki Morgan, and Tashara Goodall. Her Mother in law Sheila (Lewis) Bell, and brother in law DeSean (Shalonda) Mattison. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Rd, on Thursday March 19, 2015 from 4 PM to 8 PM.

A funeral service will be held at First Assembly of God, 800 S. 24th St, on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 1 PM.

Interment will take place in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials tributes may be made to: Freedom Faith Worship Center.

The family of Kimmie McKinney-Mattison would like extend their heartfelt thank you for all the love and support shown to them. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service.   269-788-9800     www.baxterfuneral.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2015
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