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Brenda Kirkland

September 12, 1941 — June 13, 2015

Mrs. Brenda Summers Kirkland

Windsor SC—A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday,  June 17, 2015 at Cole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Lester officiating.  Interment will follow 3:00 pm Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Graceland East Memorial Park, Simpsonville, SC.

Mrs. Kirland was native of Augusta, GA. She was the beloved wife of Mr. James E. Kirkland and a daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Summers and the late Mrs. Bernice Herron Summers.  Mrs. Kirkland resided in Greenwood SC for 5 years and after that made Greenville, SC her home for 24 years before relocating back to Aiken County making Windsor her home in 2003. She was a seamstress for Aiken Industries for 13 years and a Department Manager for K-Mart in Greenville SC for 17 years. Mrs. Kirkland was a Catholic by faith.

Additional survivors include one son, James E. (Angela) Kirkland, Jr. Simpsonville, SC; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Tim) Sweat, Gainesville, GA; one brother, Alexander K. Summers, Beech Island, SC; five grandchildren, Jessica Neely, Joshua, Mitchell, and Matthew Kirkland, and Brandi Grover.

Pallbearers will be: James Ennis, Kevin Summers, Mitchell Kirkland, Matthew Kirkland, Michael Baggott, and Joshua Kirkland.

A visitation will take place 6-8 pm this evening Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BY PASS), AIKEN, SC, 29801. 803-648-7175.  Please sign the online registry or order flowers at

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Service Schedule

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Visitation (Public)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Starts at 11:00 am

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