Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

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Louise Riddle Kimberlin

November 8, 1943February 11, 2020

Louise Riddle Kimberlin, 76, of Valdese, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Burke Hospice.

Mrs. Kimberlin was born on November 8, 1943 in Buncombe County to the late Eugene and Martha Metcalf Riddle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Morris Austin, brothers; Jimmy and Ben Riddle and a sister; Jeanine Carswell.

Mrs. Kimberlin was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her children and her grandchildren were her whole life and she loved them beyond words. Louise loved to take trips to the beach and to the mountains.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 46 years, Jerry Kimberlin of the home, her children, Jackie Gailfoil of Sugar Grove, Jerry Kimberlin Jr of Valdese, grandchildren; Preston Austin, Laura Doherr, Lacie Crowe, Benjamin Gailfoil, great-grandchildren, Asa, Deaglan, Finnegan, Layla, Zada, McCoy, Hendrix, Jasper and Josie.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home in Lenoir from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. All other services will be held privately.

The family would like to express their most sincere thanks to the staff of Burke Hospice for the love and care Mrs. Kimberlin received while in their care.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Louise Kimberlin.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, February 15, 2020


Louise Riddle Kimberlin

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Jerry Kimberlin

February 18, 2020

I miss my wife of almost 46 years. I miss just talking to her. I miss her smile, her “ you’re about to get in trouble “ look. I miss holding her hand, laying my head in her lap, and her touch. I miss her all the time especially when I am alone. We knew this was eventually going to happen but you can’t prepare for it. At least you have no more pain, no more treatments to go to, and no more sickness. I love you and always will. One day I will see you again.
Love, Jerry

Margaret Daniels

February 17, 2020

Mr Kimberlin,
My husband Jim and I wanted to express our condolences for you and your family. Jim said he talked to you last week right before Louise passed away, while he was out taking a walk in The neighborhood. We wanted to let you know that as your neighbors, if there is anything you need, don’t hesitate to call on us. May God bless you in the days and months ahead.
Jim and Margie Daniels.

David Minor

February 15, 2020

Jerry Im so sorry for your loss, may God be with you and your family. We will be praying for you.
Big Dave

David and Shirley Icenhour

February 12, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with each of you, may God give you all the strength and comfort that you all need at this time