Kathleen Edmonds Turner Roland, 87, passed away Wednesday evening, June 18, 2012 at Brian Center in Eden.
In an effort to assist the medical community in their quest to further research in many aread, she chose to donate her body for scientific and educational purposes, to Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. There will be no service.
Kathleen was born May 9, 1925 in Rockingham County, daughter of the late, Samuel Grief Turner and Ruth Estelle Mitchell Turner. She was retired from Spray Baptist Church as church secretary.
She is survived by her daughter, Jan McKean of Richmond, VA; son, Kim Roland of Eden; three grandchildren, Brian Roland and wife, Erin of Eden, Heather Cohn and husband, Stefan of Richmond, VA, and Lauren Grace Nichols of Eden; and four great-grandchildren, Logan Michael Cohn, Gabriella Cassels Cohn, Brody Addison Cohn and Kathleen Isbell Roland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Star Roland Nichols.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eden Rescue Squad, 106 Mable Street, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
So very sad to learn of Kathleen's passing. Wonderful memories of her and her children sitting behind my family at Church. She was and is a wonderful, loving, kind gentlewoman.
Jane Leffew Pascchall
Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. Our family will be praying and thinking of you during this difficult time. Melanie & Byron Curry
Jan and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was always such a sweet lady. Memories of her, you and ASU fill my mind today. May God's hand and love comfort you. Love, Donna
Donna Terrell Rawlins
Jan, Heather, Kim and families.... so sorry to learn of Kathleen's passing.You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Fred and Faye
Fred & Faye Hudgins
Dear Rolands, Please accept my Deepest Sympathy of Katheleen's death. I have so many unforgettable & fond memories of her, as for Starr & I were classmates and neighborhood friends for so many years.Everywhere I would see Kathleen she would always be "bragging" on her kids and grandchildren. May God Comfort your hearts. Gigi
Gig Hensley Corum
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Kathleen was such a special lady.
Sarah Crowder McClure
I am so sorry to hear that Kathleen has passed away. She was a very special person and loved her family dearly. She will be missed by many. Betty Walton
I was very Blessed to have known Kathleen as a dear friend and my sister in Christ. We attended Spray Baptist Church together as well as being neighbors. I became very close friends with Kathleen and enjoyed our visits and long talks. She was always there for me with loving gestures and a listening ear when I needed a friend or prayer partner, during good times and very hard times in my life. Kathleen you will be truly missed by me and many others that you touched during your life. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. Rest assured knowing she now resides with our Heavenly Father. Love in Christ, Susan Buckner
Jan and Family -- Bobby and I are so sorry to hear of Kathleen's passing. When we went to Spray Baptist many years ago, it was always a joy to see Kathleen. She was so pleasant and kind; she was a fine lady. Our deepest sympathy....
Ann & Bob Hawkins
Brian and the rest of the family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. I remember her well from my growing up days at SBC, she was an awesome lady! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jana Harvey Williams