Kymberly Rentz Rollins
1967 - 2021
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Kimberly Rentz Rollins was born March 7, 1967 in Lake City, Florida to Evelyn Powell Rentz and Professor "Fess" Rentz, Jr. Kimberly, 52, of Williston, Florida, transitioned from this earthly life on Thursday, February 4, 2021 while resting at her home. She graduated from Columbia High School, with the class of 1985, and was granted 34 years of employment at the University of Florida and 23 years at UF Shands Hospital until her transition. Kim was a faithful servant of God, and a beautiful songstress. Her sister, Althoneice "Lashoun" Rentz, preceded her in death. Kimberly will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.
Precious memories are left with her devoted husband of 31 years, Rayfield B. Rollins, Williston, FL; 2 loving children, Juliet Sherisse Hart (Larry), Jacksonville, FL and Rayvon B. Rollins, Williston, FL; parents, Evelyn Rentz, and Professor "Fess" Rentz, Jr. (Janie), all of Lake City, FL; sisters, Sylvia Powell-Rentz, Lake City, FL, Rether Hightower, White Springs, FL; beloved "sister-cousins", Teawandas Hutchinson, Melrose, FL, and Melody Collins, Columbia, SC; hosts of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, beloved friends, and colleagues.
Celebration of Life Services for Kimberly R. Rollins will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church, 8406 SW CR 242, Lake City, FL. Rev. I.L. Williams, Pastor/Officiant. Rev. Dr. Dwight Pollock, Eulogist.
Viewing will be from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 12, 2021, at Philadelphia MB Church. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"

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Published in Lake City Reporter on Feb. 11, 2021.
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February 26, 2021
Kimberly, i still can not wrap may mind around the thought that you are not here anymore . God knew Best . She were a joy we had a lot of fun when we sang in the Choir many years ago at first Bapitst that Big smile and that beautiful voice may now silent she will alway be remember we love you kim.
The Bolen Family

Brenda Bolen Baker
Friend
February 23, 2021
Saying that I’m at a loss of words doesn’t quite describe the feeling of loss when I was informed that Kim was no longer with us here. My “Sisterfriend” has been chosen to be that angel to continue to love, guide, and watch over us. I, my daughter Keylan, and granddaughter Collette (who Kim named “PrettySugar” upon meeting her as a newborn), genuinely loved Kim, and whenever we spoke, we always ended by saying “I love you, take care, stay safe”. I am so happy that I was able to tell my sister, who told me that she loved me also, that I loved her. I was fortunate to speak with Kim the morning before she transitioned never considering it would be the last time, but the person who I knew to have a genuinely good heart, a person who you were sincerely grateful to call “friend”, who loved her family and was a child of God, I am so happy to have had my “Kimboogey” in my life, and her “B” who will always love her (names we called each other), am thankful there’s an angel singing in heaven watching over me. Ray, Sherrise and Rayvon, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Kim loved all of you, and she knows your hearts are hurting, but she will always be with you. I know it sounds cliched, but speaking from experience it’s true. You will always think of her, feel her with you, especially those times when you’re praying and wishing that she was there. Your prayers will be heard because she will be praying for you. My prayer is for God to continue to bless you, be happy that Kim entered your lives because I know she was, and as your hearts eventually hurt less, the memories will fill that space. I thank you for sharing Kim because we her friends and co-workers loved her too. I pray to see you again, “Sisterfriend”, we love ❤ you,
Keylan & Collette Fisher,
Beverly Sallet
Friend
February 21, 2021
With loving kindness *Kim* drew folks to her. Always walking into the ICS office with a great smile, a loving smile, a welcoming smile and beautiful spirit. Always acknowledging you by your name. Always in a very upbeat, positive manner. She welcome you always like a ray of sunshine and show concerned by how you and your family was. I believe in my heart for *Kim* to be absent from this carnal world, is letting those of us that journey in her presence, as her Love Ones, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and former extended co-worker, like I was during some of our season at IFAS/UF Departments. that *Kim* is now at Home in New Jerusalem with our loving Heavenly Father GOD. I believe *Heaven* is now even brighter, when *Kim* entered through that glorious door in Heaven. I am thankful to our Heavenly Father, that our path crossed, while we both were present in this carnal land. Heart Love and Prayers to her beautiful family, RIH, beautiful daughter of GOD. In JESUS name, Amen, Vesta Richardson
Vesta Richardson
Coworker
February 14, 2021
I new Kim from working in IFAS. She was such a joy always had a smile on her face and willing to help anyone. I would talk with her about her two young children that was a joy to her life. As you can tell this was a few years back as I retired in 2006. Her beautiful daughter had graduated from college and was starting to teach in St. Augustine and then we talked about her daughter meeting the man of her lift and getting married. Kim loved people and she was loved by everyone who new her. God needed a beautiful angel and he sure got one. She will be missed.
DONNA Duncan STALL
Coworker
February 13, 2021
I used to run into Kim fairly often when I would come to work early. We would often share the elevator together and joke about our journey in to campus in the morning traffic. She was so funny, warm, and kind. I just loved her personality! She represented and served us well and she will be missed. I hope she is smiling up in Heaven and knows that we all thought so very highly of her. RIP Kim Rollins.
Dr. Rose Barnett, Professor Emeritus, IFAS, UF
Coworker
February 13, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Rosalynn Hamilton
Friend
February 13, 2021
You will be greatly missed my friend, class mate and dear sister in the Lord . Rest in peace.
Overseer Willie Dee Brown Jr.
Willie Brown
Classmate
February 12, 2021
My long time friend classmate who always was full joy an fun to be around I will miss her dearly to the family be encourage will never forget an to always remember her smiles her friend an classmate Beverly Reed
beverly reed
Classmate
February 12, 2021
Heartfelt sympathies and prayers for the family. Kim was a delightful person, always kind and considerate. She'll be missed.

Oliverne Mattson,
IFAS
February 12, 2021
It was a very lucky day for me specifically, and IFAS, in general, when I hired Kim away from Shands and she became my assistant in the Dean for Extension office. She was such a asset to the office, smart, great people skills and a wonderful sense of humor. All essentials in a complicated office where you are expected to reach out to all of the county offices, the Centers, the Departments and the other parts of IFAS. I was amazed at how quickly Kim learned to do all of that and creat positive relationships everywhere. I felt that I could count on her to keep things running smoothly while I was out traveling around the state. On so many occasions, I would be calling back to her from various places to check on the status of issues and challenges facing Extension. She did a beautiful job of maintaining peace and balance while some of us in that office got overly excited about various situations. In about 2001, we planned a combined meeting for 1862 and 1890 Extension Administrators at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island. When that meeting was concluded, Kim, who had handled so many of the details both before and during the meeting, told me that her daughter would be married there. I told her, so will mine! And years later, both of our daughters were married at the Ritz in the same year.
I left Gainesville in 2003 to head the Research Center at EREC and then at TREC. This move did not end our friendship. We have kept in communication all these years. When I traveled back up to IFAS, I always stopped at the Extension office for a big hug from Kim. Tried to persuade her to move south with me but of course, she had responsibilities in Extension and her wonderful family.
When someone so special, leaves this Earth so young, we all feel so sad and wonder why it had to be this way. Of course, there is no answer that is satisfactory except that she was called home to her Heavenly Father.
However Kim will be sorely missed here on earth by her friends and family. She touched the lives of so many. Her importance and impact on my own life was significant. She was truly a special person and she will not be forgotten.
With love, Christine Taylor Waddill, former Dean for Extension
Christine Waddill
Coworker
February 12, 2021
I am so shocked and sad to hear about Kim's passing. Kim was a joy to work with. She always had a friendly smile and a kind word. My heart goes out to her family. Kim, may you rest in Peace, we will all miss you!
Wendy Graham
Coworker
February 12, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Kim since 2017. I am located off campus, so our correspondences were through email and phone. In 2019 I was finally on campus and got to meet her face to face during the office holiday party. Once I introduced myself she welcomed me with warmth and excitement. She has one of those unforgettable smiles and personalities where she just makes you feel at home. I was so happy I finally got to meet her. She will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Cassandra Key
Coworker
February 12, 2021
Kim and I worked together at Shands Rehab Hospital. She always encouraged me to keep living my best life and that I can do anything. I can remember hearing her singing that song, “I’m living my best life”. And live her best life, she did. She was loved dearly by many and will be missed just as much. Kim, you are always going to be a part of my memory and in my heart. I love you my friend. God bless you, your children, and Mr. Ray.
Kinya
Coworker
February 12, 2021
Kim was a beautiful friend and co-worker...beautiful inside and out, always smiling and cheerful. She will be dearly missed. I pray her family and friends will be comforted by the wonderful memories Kim leaves behind.
Pamela Matchett
Coworker
February 12, 2021
I will miss Kim's friendly demeanor and her willingness to help others, no matter what they needed. She was always someone I could talk to.
Allen Wysocki
Coworker
February 12, 2021
Allen Wysocki
Coworker
February 12, 2021
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February 12, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Faye Hall
February 11, 2021
Deepest sympathy to The Family. I have known Kim and her family for over 35 years. When she moved to Gainesville, she became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Eugene Gainey was our pastor for over 36 years and then became our Pastor Emertuis. Kim had a very beautiful voice. She was very full of The Spirit of God. I got to know Sherrise & Rayvon. Also got to know Ray. Family, she will be truly missed. Keep memories of her in your hearts & minds. She will now be asleep awaiting for that great day when Jesus return.
Jacquelyn Williams
Friend
February 11, 2021
Family & friends may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate the well lived life of cousin Kim.
(Psalm 61:2) Gone but NEVER forgotten. Rest in Peace, cousin Kim. Michelle Gunn (Powell)
Michelle Gunn
Family
February 11, 2021
Kim worked for me at the Rehab Hospital for over 20 years. I loved her sweet nature and work ethic. She was a full foot taller than me and I always called her "my short friend Kim". She was a delightful human being and I am so saddened to learn of her passing. My sincere condolences to all of her family, I know she loved you all dearly.
LISA DOWD
Friend
February 11, 2021
Kim was my Cousin and I was Blessed to have had the Pleasure of Knowing Her.She was a Phenomenal Woman!. She was Beautiful inside and Out.She was Smart&Funny.She Sung like an Angel,She Loved Her Friends &Family and especially her Lord& Saviour.I Will Forever Cherish my Fond Memories of Her.She's Definitely leaving a Big Void in a lot of People's lives.Rest in Peace,My Dear,Sweet Cousin.You were Loved by So Many.
Janice Rentz
Family
February 11, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will love and miss you always.

Thanks for the memories.
Clemmie Middleton
Coworker
February 11, 2021
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember my friend. My most heartfelt condolences.




Bea Blake
Friend
February 11, 2021
Mrs Kim it was a pleasure working with you I can’t believe I have to write this rip my heart is full and my mind is racing I can only imagine what your family is going through but they are in my prayers I love you
Angel
Coworker
February 11, 2021
so sorry for the family loss.praying for the family.
Jonnie Wyche
Friend
February 11, 2021
I’m So Sorry To Hear About Your Loss; I Will Keep Your Family In
My Prayers.
Janet Staten
Friend
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