Anne Lovelace Kitchin, born September 5, 1922 in Crisp, North Carolina to Nathaniel Flournoy Lovelace and Julia Sydnor Lovelace, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at her beloved home, Gallberry, in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. She lived happily there for seventy-five years, most of them with her husband Leland H. Kitchin, Jr. “Moose”.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her granddaughter, Tempie Gray Kitchin, and Tempie’s mother, Jewel. Anne and her six siblings were known to their family as the “Magnificent Seven”. She is preceded in death by her six siblings and their spouses: Nathaniel Flournoy Lovelace “Bunny” and his wife, Virginia, William Lovelace and his wife, Jean, Julia Lee and her husband, Perry, Sue Whitlark Lane and her husband, Johnny, Jack Lovelace and his wife, Daphne, and Mary Moss and her husband, Toby.
Anne is survived by her three children: Anne Maria Warren and her husband, James, Hodge Kitchin and his wife, Jean, and Beth Bailey and her husband, Steve. She had five grandchildren: Bo Burgwyn and his wife, Brooke, Walt Burgwyn and his wife, Laurie, Julie Coyne and her husband, Charlie, Boyce Moore and her husband, Jess, and Brad Lilley and his wife, Heather, as well as eight great grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.
Mama Anne, as she was affectionately called, loved, and enjoyed her family and friends. The doors at Gallberry were always graciously open to all. Mama Anne was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck and in her younger years was very active. She served on various committees, taught Sunday School, and helped with the GAs. She was also a dedicated member of the Scotland Neck Lions Club and an avid bridge player. In her later years, bridge was replaced with Rummikub and she always played to win!
The family will celebrate Mama Anne’s life, at the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00PM. Rev. Paul Spradley will be officiating the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1015 Church Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Letchworth Chapel will be handling the arrangements for the Kitchin family and online condolences may be directed to the family at www.letchworthsykesfs.com
what a grand lady -an amazing example of a Southern Lady
Anne’s first cousin, Sara Stocks, with Bill and Barbara Stocks, and myself would visit Anne twice a year. She always had lunch prepared for us and would offer a peach schnapps drink. Her daughter, Anne Maria, was always in attendance to her mother, being sure, all was well. She enjoyed showing Hodge’s workshop and bragged on the work he was doing with reclaimed wood.
Her quick wit would leave you with a smile.
I had a video of Sara Stocks with Anne sharing their good times growing up.
What a fun force of a woman! I remember the first time I went to Scotland Neck with Julie and met Mama Anne…I knew she was magic when we walked through her door. She had her cocktail glass held around her neck with gold chain and full of life and pure charisma. I told Julie I could hang out with her for days! She is a legend, always. Sending so much love and virtual hugs and prayers to the Family…how lucky they are to have had her for so long and all those great grandchildren got to meet her. And thank you Julie for sharing Mama Anne with us!
Much Love & Prayers to all the Kitchin Family,
I was so honored to have the privilege to Have known such a wonderful lady !! I mean a true elegant lady . She always was so delightful to be around and so considerate of others around her . She indeed knew how to make things perfect in every way . My daughter has Heather Shirley Lilley has truly been blessed to become part of a wonderful family when she married her grandson Brad Lilley .
I always will remember going there to her home for the very first time . I was in awe of the beauty not to mention the great hospitality shown to my husband and myself . We will forever remember this fine lady that God placed upon this earth . May all the wonderful memories live on forever !! My sincere condolences to the family.
Miss Anne was one of the sweetest ladies in town. Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family.
One of my favorite memory is of the wonderful family reunions enjoyed and hosted by Aunt Anne and uncle Leland at Gallberry . Our families and the extensions of them have been blessed by the love and affection shown to all of us by our parents( the Lovelace clan) . That love continues to get stronger with their children and grandchildren. We cousins stay connected because of that love. I feel so Blessed! May Aunt Anne reunite with her siblings and laugh and love! I know they continue to watch over us . ❤️