May 9, 1980 ~ December 17, 2022
Our beloved Amanda Heather Kimble died on Saturday, December 17, 2022. While her death was unexpected, Amanda suffered from drug addiction, and for years we feared her addiction would claim her life.
Amanda was hilarious, and warm, and fearless, and resilient. She could and would talk to anyone, and when you were in her company you wanted to stay. Amanda had a heart of gold. She was the biggest animal lover who would do anything for her cats. She was adored as a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mother and being loved by her was a constantly astonishing gift.
We believed as we always did that, she would overcome her disease and make the life for herself we always knew she deserved. We believed this until the moment she took her last breath. Though we would have paid any ransom to have her back, any price in the world, this disease would not let her go until she was gone.
Amanda is survived by her son, Jaiden; her parents Pamela and Russell Kimble; her sister Crissy Kegley; her niece Paije Lopez who she loved so much; her partner of 12-years Francis Marion; her friends Melvin, Mr. Bell and Q; her cat Gizzy. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Bea Sanders, Norwood and Lilian Kimble.
We take comfort in knowing that Amanda is surrounded by light, free from the struggle that haunted her. We would have given anything for her to experience that freedom in this lifetime. Our grief over losing her is infinite. And now so is she.
December 23, 2022 at 1:59 am
I grew up with Amanda in middle school, high school, and saw her a few time after. She was always smiling and giggling about something that just always made you laugh with her. I loved her personality! She was such a sweet friend to have. I will cherish those memories always and I’m so grateful for all those years of knowing her and being her friend. I pulled out some photos and loved reminiscing of all the fun times we spent together. I pray for peace for your family in these difficult days. Know that she was so loved by so many.
December 23, 2022 at 9:04 pm
Thank you so much from me & her daddy for your beautiful kind words!
FRANCIS J. MARION
December 23, 2022 at 1:00 am
There’s not enough room on this page, or anywhere to say, how much I LOVED AND WILL MISS HER.
SO I WILL JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
I LOVE YOU, BABY.
December 23, 2022 at 9:06 pm
Thank you so much for your beautiful kind words! Russell & I appreciate them so much! Know she loved you so much!
December 21, 2022 at 4:01 pm
My sister. I can’t believe you are gone. Your absence has left a void in our lives that can never be filled. You deserved so much more out of this life here on earth but now you are at peace with no worries or pain with nothing but beauty surrounding you. We may have had our differences but I have always loved you and always will. Rest now… our Angel.
Pamela & Russell Kimble
December 21, 2022 at 6:28 pm
Crissy that’s so beautiful! I know you loved her and she loved you! You just wanted more for her! Yes our beautiful angel is resting now…forever!
Gene C Caves
December 20, 2022 at 4:42 pm
I’ve known Russell and Pam their entire lives. I have known Amanda since the day she was born. I knew all that time how much love they have for her. I can only imagine how the ground shifted for them on the day they found that Amanda had gone forever. There is an old proverb that says “Sometimes only one person is missing but the whole world feels empty with their absence.” I have only happy memories of Amanda and will always keep her close in my heart with those memories. Her intense competition in her elementary school spelling bees; that beautiful hair that Travia so eloquently described; her fierce independence; and how she wrapped Russell (and me) around our little fingers with her smile and mere presence. My heart breaks for you, Russell and Pam, and can’t even begin to imagine the pain and grief you are enduring. Please know that I will always be here for you anytime. Gene
December 20, 2022 at 10:21 pm
Gene thank you so much for your kind beautiful words about our amazing Amanda! Pamela and I appreciate you so much!
Travia Washington harden
December 19, 2022 at 6:38 am
To Mrs Pamela and Russell Kimble. Your daughter was amazing!!! Beautiful, funny, loving, and caring. Her amazing beautiful thick long hair she fought with constantly was super funny. She would be fussing at it like her hair was a kid while trying to wrap it up. You all raised an amazing daughter.Its showed through the battle. Never let anyone tell you differently. You all should be proud. Im one year older but what i can say our destiny is already written and no MATTER WHAT your job was done millions of times but she still was the apple of the family’s eyes!! R.I.H baby girls you’ve fought your battle!!! I love you. Travia, Choo, Varrius
December 19, 2022 at 7:15 pm
Thank you very much! And it does mean everything to me!
December 19, 2022 at 10:38 pm
Very sweet words! Thank you for being there for her. I know she cared about you alot. Always spoke so highly of you.
December 20, 2022 at 12:59 am
Thank for your beautiful words! Happy you were there for her & cared so much!