Wilma "Sis" Louise Starnes Kiker, 85, went to her Heavenly home Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
Wilma was born on May 3, 1938 to the late Amos Wilson Starnes and the late Margaret Louise Galyan Starnes. She was married to the late James (Jim) Thomas Kiker. She is also preceded in death by her first child Vanessa Jo (little Jo) Kiker who was only 2 years old at the time of her passing. Also by her brothers James McDonald (Don) Starnes, Amos Wilson (Jack) Starnes and Jimmy Wayne Starnes. And also a granddaughter, Shana Lynn Kiker.
Wilma and Jim were married for 55 years. Their children, Marilyn Louanne Kiker Newell of St. Augustine: James Anthony (Tony) Kiker, wife Terri of Concord; Timothy Wayne Kiker, wife Barbara of Locust and Margaret Elizabeth Kiker Long, husband Jeff of Salisbury. They have seven grandchildren, Heather Renee Newell Lyman, husband Chad; Quentin Wayne Long, wife Marie; Todd Nelson (TJ) Newell Jr., Tabitha Elizabeth Long, Jonathan Thomas Kiker, wife Amanda; Timothy Brent Kiker and Brandi Lee Kiker Keough, husband Jason. Ten great-grandchildren, Dylan Lyman, Jordyn Lyman, Melanie Long, Xander Embrey, Wyatt Embrey, Landen Kiker, Alayna Wren, Chase Long, Payten Kiker, Oliver Keough. Five step-grandchildren, Tasha Brown husband Russell, David Wren and wife April, Daniel Wren, Michael Wren, Justin Wren, wife Jody. Five step- great-grandchildren, William Long, Melody Wren, Brooklynn Wren, Maverick Wren, Lucy Wren. A brother Larry Wilson Starnes, wife Dallas. Step brothers, Amos Lee Starnes, Thomas Starnes, Hank Starnes. A ton of nieces and nephews. Wilma, "Sis" to all her family was the oldest cousin out of 43. Wow, what a beautiful family.
Wilma was one of the kindest people you could have met. Everyone that knew her, loved her. She never met a stranger. And she always wanted to make sure you had what you needed, especially food. She always wanted to feed you, even if you weren’t hungry. Wilma loved her family with all her heart. She was the fun mom and grandma. If you were with her, you were gonna have a good time.
Her hobbies were spending time with families and friends. Traveling, she loved going and just riding. It didn’t really matter where she went, she just wanted to go. She loved crocheting and has made many baby blankets for family and friends.
She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Family and Friends are welcome to join the family at a graveside service at West Concord Cemetery in Concord, NC on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm., officiated by Pastor Quentin W. Long (grandson) of Fusion City of Kannapolis.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Kiker family.