Gloria McCall Collins Kuller Kitchings passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Summer Breeze Senior Living on Wilmington Island. She was born on March 1, 1927, in Savannah, Ga.
She was predeceased by her parents, Florrie Owens Collins Bazemore and stepfather Otto Kingsley Bazemore; her first husband, 1st Lt. William Howard Kuller, USMC, who lost his life in the Korean conflict three months prior to the birth of their daughter; her husband of 55 years, Alton Dwight Kitchings and youngest daughter, Allison K. Hearn.
She is survived by daughters, Bili K. Sigmon, Rhonda K. Sutlive and son-in-law Charles E. (Charlie) Sutlive; grandchildren, Jennifer S. Thompson and her husband Robert, Ria M. Fritts, Kason P. Fritts and his wife Whitney, Carly A. Hearn; and great granddaughters, Kylie, Amelia, and Saylor Fritts.
She was educated in Savannah schools and was a lifetime member of Calvary Baptist Temple. She taught primary Sunday school and served as children’s department director for over 20 years. She served on the mission leadership team and was a member of the Ready Sunday School class.
She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and supported the community by serving on the Arthritis Foundation Board, the American Cancer Society Board, and the Chatham Nursing Home Affiliates Board (Riverview Health and Rehab). She held local and district offices in the Savannah Women’s Federation, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Georgia.
She enjoyed dancing with the Penguin Dance club, and golfing at the Savannah Golf Club, both in which she formerly held membership.
A private graveside service, officiated by the Reverend Kenny Grant, will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
- Claire Evans, Savannah, Ga.
Rhonda and Bili and Family, our hearts ache today for the lost of your mom, daddy's dear cousin and my dear "Aunt Gloria". Please know that we are with you during this time even though we can't be there in person. We pray that you will find comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of the Lord and once again with Uncle Alton and Allison. Many memories of Calvary, the beach, Grandma Harrison and good times with the family. We love you so much. Cathy Owens Garner and Thomas Owens
- Catherine Garner, RINCON, Georgia
I am so sorry about Gloria! She has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. So many childhood memories of Gloria and Alton and the family. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will miss “Ms. Glo”.
- Janice Dickey Reddick, Savannah, Georgia
- Mary Ford Parian, Savannah, GA
Mrs Kitchings was one of my moms dearest friends and mine! I always called her my “girlfriend”. It brought a smile to both our faces. She and my mom use to tell each other that they better not “leave” each other behind. They were only separated 10 months. I know they are both with the Lord rejoicing. I knew Mrs Kitchings my entire life she was like a second mother. Having taught me in Sunday School and Church for many many years. Hated not being able to see her because of this covid but I will always hold her in my heart. May the good Lord be with all of you we truly lost an ANGEL
- Clay and Debra Bragg, Savannah , Georgia
My deepest sympathies to the family. Will forever remember Mrs. Kitchings. May God surround you in peace and love.
- Geneva Golden, Savannah, Georgia
Billi Sue and Rhonda, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I worked for Mr. Page from 1967 to 1970 when he shared an office with your dad. Your mom filled in so often as secretary--and you did too--Billi. Rhonda--you were still in school but I got to meet you during summer vacations. Your mom, Gloria, made my first job (I was not quite 18) so much easier. She helped me immensely and I learned so much from her. Not only that. she was a great confidant. I have only the highest regard for her. I was saddened to hear of Allison and your Dad's passing as well. I have thought of your family often over the years. My sincerest condolences. Ann Kaplan
- Ann Kaplan, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Rhonda and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know she meant the world to you. My mother loved her as well at their days and years at Calvary. I think of you and Charlie often. God bless you during this sad time.
- NORA S RICHARDSON, SAVANNAH, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A private burial will be held