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.