Funeral services for Eula Rowland Kittrell, 74 of Kite, were held Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Kite First Baptist Church with Reverend Burt Dixon and Reverend Allen Meeks officiating. Interment followed at Kite City Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Kite First Baptist Church. She passed away June 18, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mrs. Eula Rowland Kittrell was born March 9, 1947 to the late Mayo Rowland and Evelyn Scarboro Rowland in Kite. She met her eventual husband, Don Kittrell, in 1961 at a party in Kite, and they married in August 1965. They had three children: Melanie, Danielle, and Kenneth.
After graduating from Wadley High School in 1965, Mrs. Kittrell married Don and went to technical school in Dublin. Her first job out of high school was at the shirt factory in Wadley. She worked there for several years until Don was stationed in Texas.
Prior to retiring to Kite 13 years ago, Mrs. Kittrell lived in Kathleen, where she worked for Houston County Water System. She was a leader in her church community, attended work and school functions for her children, and was an active member of her community. She received several awards while working with Houston County Water System, including a Total Quality Award. One of her greatest strengths was her gift of welcoming people into her home; meals and dinners at her home focused on making people feel cared for and loved. Whether she was leading a Bible study group or hosting a low country boil, she opened her home to friends and family.
Mrs. Kittrell was deeply committed to service in her community. She was an active member of Kite’s Prayer Group for 13 years. She was a also member of Kite First Baptist Church and worked with Angels in Flight, a recovery center in Wrightsville, and focused on helping, supporting, and mentoring the women with whom she worked. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Henry Rowland, Gloria Rowland Lee, Hilda Rowland Cooper, and Dorothy Rowland Kersey.
Survivors include her husband Don Kittrell; her children and their families: Melanie (David) Hundley, Danielle (Bill) Podrazik, and Kenneth (Lacey) Kittrell and their children, Carter and Kadence; brother, Harrison (Willaine) Rowland; three cousins, Diane Griffin, Edie Pundt, and Geri Truitt with whom she was very close.
Pallbearers were Paul Price, Bryson Rowland, Robert Lee, Lindsey Lee, Jeremy Rowland, and Johnny Thigpen.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Angels in Flight, a recovery organization that was near and dear to Mrs. Kittrell’s heart. If you wish to make a donation, you may make a check payable to Angels in Flight noting the donation is in memory of Eula Kittrell. The mailing address is Angels in Flight 2041 West Elm Street, Wrightsville GA 31096.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.