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Beatrice (Tinker) KiddJune 13, 1934 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 82)
Her Earthly Journey
Beatrice (Tinker) Kidd was the seventh of nine children born to the late William and Mary (Dittley) Tinker Sr. on June 13, 1934 in Uniontown, Alabama. The Lord saw she was getting tired and called her home on Mother's Day Sunday, May 14, 2017.
At an early age Beatrice accepted Christ and was baptized at the Morning Star Baptist church in Uniontown, Alabama. At the age of 16, she and her mother and two younger siblings moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to join the rest of their family. She joined Pilgrim Baptist Church and later moved her membership to Faith Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Greater Progressive Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Anthony R. Pettus until her health began to fail.
She attended Central High School and this year she became a member of the Class of 1954. Beatrice received her certification from Stovall Beauty College. She was formerly employed by General Electric and retired from Fort Wayne State Hospital in 1996 after 29 years of service.
Beatrice loved shopping and buying jewelry. She loved her family and loved many. She will be missed tremendously and eaves many fond memories with those she leaves behind.
She is survived by her children, Kathy (Lawrence) Davis, Eric Williams, Barry Williams and Anthony James Williams all of Fort Wayne, Tyrone Harper of Carlisle, Indiana and Reginald Bowen of Bloomfield, Connecticut; sisters, Queen Ester Green and Gassie May Green and a brother, Herman Lee Tinker all of Fort Wayne; a life long friend, Curtis Kidd Jr. of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren, Brandon Kidd, Hattie Davis, Lawrence Davis II, Nicole Vaughn, Airrims Williams, Arrish Shaw, Aysa Page, Aiesha Williams, Shatauna Williams, Brelonna Williams, Anthony Wyatt, James Wyatt, Carlos Hamilton, Kami Van Noy and Aaron Bowen; 12 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ernestine Green and Lorene Rogers and three brothers, John D. Tinker, William Tinker Jr. and Harrison Tinker.
Ms. Beatrice will be laid to rest in Covington Memorial Gardens