1949 Theoda 2018

Theoda Kirkwood

October 29, 1949 — October 2, 2018

Normal - Theoda Kirkwood, Jr., 68 of Normal passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

His funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Bloomington with Rev. Toby Carlos officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. prior to his service at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Entombment will be in Evergreen Mausoleum in Bloomington. Memorials may be directed to the Community Cancer Center.

Theoda was born on October 29, 1949 in Charleston, Missouri, a son to Theoda, Sr. and Ora Lee Coleman Kirkwood. He married Brenda G. Luster on February 15, 1975 in Bloomington, Illinois.

Surviving is his significant other, Brenda G. Kirkwood, Normal; children, Davin (Melissa) Harris, Atlanta, GA, Brennetta S. Kirkwood, Bloomington, Dameca L. Kirkwood, Bloomington and Theoda (June) Kirkwood III also known as, Justin Walls; grandchildren, Joshua M. Schrieber-Harris, Trevontè D. Kirkwood, Diondrè M. Thornton-Kirkwood, Justin L. Walls, Tabria G. Kirkwood-Williams, Isaac D. Walls, Shawn Safford, and Darrian Safford, all of Bloomington, Dustin L. Walls, AZ, Jordan K. Armstrong-Harris and Minh I. Ngo-Harris, both of GA; great grandchildren, Tamia L. Kirkwood and Ace Kirkwood, both of Bloomington; siblings, Edgar (Kristie) Kirkwood, GA, Artie (Anita) Kirkwood, MO, Richard Kirkwood, KS, Douglas Kirkwood, KS, Michael (Donna) Kirkwood, Bloomington, Alice Lee Ewing, KS, Pansey (Jesse) Fradieu, KS, Lori Ann Kirkwood, MO, Shirley (Jeffrey Lee) Haynes, TX, Yvonne Kirkwood, KS and Linda Marie Kirkwood, OH and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Steve, Wayne and Jerome Kirkwood.

Theoda was a long time employee of US Insulation, Meijer and Parkway Auto Laundry (P.A.L.).
He was a member of Godfrey L. Miller Bloomington Elk's Lodge #281.

The family thanks Dr. Pramern Sriratana, Dr. Kenneth Schoenig, and Dr. Mohammed Mahkri, as well as the staff at the Community Cancer Center for their compassion and support.

Theoda was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


OCT 12. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Funeral Service

OCT 12. 12:00 PM (CDT)

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

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