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Mrs. Sally Lee Carney Kirk

Mrs. Sally Lee Carney Kirk
  • December 5, 1928 - March 11, 2012
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant
    681 McCants Drive
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Lutheran Hospice
    900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 200
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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“God truly blessed me with a Big Sister that was a loving part in my lifelong memories that is so near to my heart. What a wonderful gift to be given...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Gladys Marie Ogle - Austin, TX

“I am a friend and family member of the Ogle family in Austin Tx,...I remember Gladys telling stories about her and Sally - Gladys really loved her...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Williams - Austin, TX

“A wonderful women has left us. I will cherish memories of my time with her. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Lane - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Sally was certainly a true child of God and it was evidenced by th light of Christ she showed everyone. I knew of her committment to missions and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Shelby & Ancia Lowery - MS

“No one knows the impact that Sally had on my life. She taught me how to fight for my family with the simple tool of LOVE. I never saw her waiver...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Anta Kotheimer - Shelbyville, KY

“I was so sorry to hear of Sally's passing. She was a dear friend and an inspiration to me and so many others at First Baptist. You have all been in...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“You will always be with me, in my heart. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Will Courtney - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Dear Peggy, I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. I'm sure your Mother was a wonderful woman, you know how I felt about your wonderful...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie McCravy - Charleston, SC

“My memory of Sally will be of her smile. I was only lucky enough to spend time with her a few times since I married into her sister's family, but...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Hanna Ogle - Austin, TX

“Peggy, Kirk, Chap, Sean and Blake,I am so saddened by the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a very special person with a wonderful,...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry Fowler - James Island, SC

“You will always be with me, in my heart. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Will Courtney - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So sorry to hear about Mrs. Kirk's passing. I have known The Kirks for many years - since they moved into Hobcaw. Her daughter Peggy and I still...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Driggers Mevers

“I was so fortunate to be able to meet and get to know Sally. What a wonderful warm loving woman! Teaching the grandchildren to catch crabs from the...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Leigh Thomas - Little Rock, AR


Sally Lee Carney Kirk, 83 of Mt. Pleasant, SC passed away at home on Sunday, March 11, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. The relatives and friends of Mrs. Sally Kirk are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in J. HENRY STUHR, MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm and immediately following the burial.

Sally Kirk was born on December 5, 1928 in Leeville, Tennessee, daughter of the late James Thomas Carney and Ola Mai Denney Carney. After living in Ashland City, TN and Detroit, Michigan the family returned to Leeville, where she graduated from Lebanon High School. When the family relocated to Oak Ridge, TN, she completed a Nursing School curriculum at Fort Sanders Hospital in nearby Knoxville. While working as a Registered Nurse, Sally met her husband of 57 years, Dr. Robert F. Kirk, while he was a medical student at University of TN. The couple married and moved to Oakland, CA as her husband began his 20 year career in the United States Navy as a Captain and practicing physician. Sally enthusiastically embraced her role as military wife, mother of three and all the adventures involved in the family's frequent moves to places including Bremerton, WA, Portsmouth, VA, Argentia, Newfoundland, Jacksonville, FL and Philadelphia, PA. In 1973 following Dr Kirk's retirement from the military, the family moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC as Dr. Kirk began a 25 year career practicing and teaching at the Medical University of South Carolina. Sally continued her work as a RN at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and West Ashley Internal Medicine in Charleston, SC.

While Sally was an enthusiast of many activities including camping, sailing, running, golf and painting, her true passion was seen in her relationships with others, especially her children and nine grandchildren to whom she was exceptionally devoted. Her unique gift was her compassionate and giving nature which drove her to touch the lives of so many. This loving spirit lives forever in those who were blessed to know her.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, teaching Bible study classes, singing in the choir, and providing support for the elderly and infirm. Her missionary work included medical trips to Guatemala, Kenya and Romania as well as a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Sally completed the Stephen Ministry training and also served as Worthy Matron, Alhambra Chapter in the Order of Eastern Star.

Sally is survived by two children, Dr. Harry Kirk, Peggy Kirk Courtney and her husband, Lawrence of Mount Pleasant, SC; two sisters, Gladys Ogle of Austin, TX and Jo Dean Ligon of Crossville, TN, nine grandchildren, McClain Kirk, Seth Kirk and Paige Kirk, all of KY, Dimitri Kirk-Gordon of Atlanta, GA, Kirk Fowler, Chap Fowler and Sean Fowler, Blake Fowler and Will Courtney all of Mount. Pleasant, SC. She was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Kirk and husband, Dr. Robert F. Kirk.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, 681 McCants Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or Lutheran Hospice, 900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.