Mrs. Mary Ann Kirby, 73, of Lake City, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 31, 2014 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born on February 11, 1941 to the late Charles Haskell "Hack" Morris and Mae Willie Robinson; she was a lifelong resident of Lake City. She was a cosmetologist and owned and operated Mary Ann's beauty salon for many years; she worked for Scheherazade's Hair Salon for the last ten years until her retirement in 2004. She loved to sing and was a gifted pianist and organist; she also played the accordion. She was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the First Full Gospel Church. She is preceded in death by her sister: Christine Morris Creel and two brothers: Charles Morris and Robert Morris.
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years: Johnnie Melvin Kirby of Lake City; daughter: Vicki Singleton (Chris) of Sumter, SC; brothers: Edwin Morris of Lake City and James Morris (Joyce) of Lake City. Grandchildren: Katherine Grace Singleton and Victoria Anne Singleton both of Sumter, SC and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and extended family also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kirby will be conducted at 1p.m. on Wednesday June 4, 2014 at the Lake City Church of God with Pastor Stan Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 5-7p.m. in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Full Gospel Church's building fund. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home, 458 S. Marion Ave, Lake City, 32025. Please sign the online guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com