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Barbara Kissiah

1932 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Kissiah Obituary
Barbara Jean Kissiah

Merritt Island, FL

Barbara Jean Kissiah, 81, loving wife and mother of four, passed away peacefully of natural causes at Farrington House Assisted Living Facility on April 27, 2014, in Merritt Island. Barbara was born November 26, 1932 in Greenville, SC, the daughter of Hollis and Lucille Smith.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 57 years, Adam Mark Kissiah, Jr., of Merritt Island; her son Ron Kissiah of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Donna Kissiah of Havana, FL; daughter, Karen Kissiah of Atlanta; and son, Michael Kissiah and wife Kimberly of Atlanta. Barbara is also survived by four grandchildren, Hunter Nelson of Tallahassee; Katie Nelson of Brooklyn, NY; Parker Kissiah of Atlanta; and Jordan McKinley of Atlanta. Other surviving family includes her sister, Patsy Dennis; brother, Buddy Smith and wife Kat; and sister-in-law, Mary Smith of Charlotte, NC and nieces and nephews.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Hollis E. Smith and Lucille M. Smith of Charlotte, NC; her brother, James H. Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Cook; and brother-in-law, Gary A. Dennis of Charlotte, NC.

Barbara had an outgoing, fun-loving personality that touched the lives of everyone she met. She was a homemaker while her children were growing up, and then spent the next ten years in the Real Estate Sales business. She also enjoyed RV travels with her husband and family, throughout the Southeastern US.

Services for Barbara will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Midwood Baptist Church at 2029 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205, or Redeemer Lutheran Church, 560 South Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32952.

Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge, FL 632-1350. Share memories and sign the family guestbook at

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on May 7, 2014
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