OBITUARY

Joseph M. "Beau" Kitchens

January 21, 1944September 13, 2021

Joseph M. “Beau” Kitchens, 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 13, 2021. A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, with livestreaming available at https://vimeo.com/606543292. Burial will be private at Riverside Cemetery with the Reverend Dr. Ralph Hawkins and Rev. Billy Harris officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. The church request that everyone in attendance please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Loaves & Fishes Ministry of Macon, 651 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon 31201 or Macon Area of Habitat for Humanity, 690 Holt Ave., Macon GA 31204.

Beau was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Myrtle Wood Kitchens and Bradley Buford Kitchens and was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne Kitchens, Bubber Kitchens, and sister, Lavenia Fowler. Beau was a graduate of Mercer University. After working for several years in Mingledorff’s home office in Atlanta, he became the HVAC territory manager of SW Georgia. Before his untimely death due to COVID 19, Beau was the Marketing and Ancillary Product Manager of the same territory. He served Mingledorff’s with distinction for forty-nine years. Beau was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder, deacon, served on numerous committees, and was the chairman of the property committee. He was also a member of the ASHRAE Society and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and an avid exerciser. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Beau is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gwendolyn B. Kitchens of Macon; son, Rollie J. Kitchens (Donna Carole) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother, Ronny Kitchens (Martha) of Macon; grandchildren, Abbey Hynes (Cody) of Charleston, SC, Zach Kitchens (Victoria) of Moncks Corner, SC, and Nathan Kitchens of Central, SC; great-granddaughter, Emery Kitchens; great-grandson, Finn Hynes to be born in November and a host of nieces and nephews.

"His Lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of the Lord." Matthew 25:23

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Beau is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gwendolyn B. Kitchens of Macon; son, Rollie J. Kitchens (Donna Carole) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother, Ronny Kitchens (Martha) of Macon; grandchildren, Abbey Hynes (Cody) of Charleston, SC, Zach Kitchens (Victoria) of Moncks Corner, SC, and Nathan Kitchens of Central, SC; great-granddaughter, Emery Kitchens; great-grandson, Finn Hynes to be born in November and a host of nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Loaves & Fishes Ministry of Macon
  • Macon Area of Habitat for Humanity

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Visitation - Following the Service

    Friday, September 17, 2021

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Mary Alice Webb

September 18, 2021

Dear Gwen: I was so sorry to hear about Beau's death. I remember how much work he did on behalf of Loaves and Fishes. He was such a good man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other.

Mary Alice Webb

Philip Helms

September 17, 2021

I worked with Beau at Mingledorff's for twenty years and I can say without a doubt that he was a fine role model in every way. Beau's customers and other Mingledorff's employees had a great amount of respect for him. He was a top salesman out of the Macon District. Beau always had a smile on his face and was a very positive person and people just liked being around him.

So sorry for your loss. Beau is in a better place. Phil Helms

Rachel Vineyard

September 16, 2021

Precious Gwen
I’m so sorry about your Beau. You both have touched my life and I’m thankful our paths crossed at the Wellness Center. Stephanie and I both send our love. You are close in my heart and prayers

Joy Lamb Barrentine

September 15, 2021

I was fortunate to share the same birthday as this precious cousin of mine. He has always had a special place in my heart. Everytime I got to see him I could always count on seeing that special smile he had. I know you're in heaven smiling at all of our loved ones. Give Moma (Nette) a big kiss and a smile for me. I'll see that smile again one day. I love you. Joy

John Hayes

September 15, 2021

I’m privileged and proud to have served along side a seasoned and insightful man. His humility was obvious to me; I sensed he possessed great riches beyond this world. He was a tremendous resource and will be truly missed. I am sorry for his family’s loss but am comforted by his spirit’s witness of our great Savior and Lord. I look forward to seeing him in heaven.

Lisa Brownlee

September 15, 2021

Dear Family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Beau. During my years at Mingledorff’s we would cross paths from time to time. He was kind yet stoic, wise, and friendly. There was always a meeting or a group when everyone shared ideas, he always had great insight on most matters. You could also tell he loved his family, and it showed in everything he did. May God be with you all during this difficult time. Beau was a good man, may he Rest In Peace.
The Brownlee Family

Larry and Kathy Smallwood

September 15, 2021

We were so very sad to learn of Beau's passing. He was such a kind man and had the brightest smile. He was dedicated to Nortminster Presbyterian Church and will be greatly missed! We pray that your memories will bring you peace and comfort.

Barry McCray

September 15, 2021

I cannot find the words to express the feelings of loss and emptiness for me and I know many others. Beau was a friend, mentor, and guiding light. His smile, enthusiasm, and positive spirit will continue to inspire me. Beau’s love for life, Gwen, family, and friends was a true model of his Christian faith. I am blessed to share so many memories with him, yet selfishly regret not having one more. Though my sorrow fills my immediate thoughts, God has called to his eternal home a good and faithful servant.

Dyanne Stribling

September 14, 2021

My heart is sadden to hear of this news. Please know that your family will continue to be in our prayers.

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Biography

Joseph M. “Beau” Kitchens, 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 13, 2021. A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, with livestreaming available at https://vimeo.com/606543292. Burial will be private at Riverside Cemetery with the Reverend Dr. Ralph Hawkins and Rev. Billy Harris officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. The church request that everyone in attendance please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Loaves & Fishes Ministry of Macon, 651 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon 31201 or Macon Area of Habitat for Humanity, 690 Holt Ave., Macon GA 31204.

Beau was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Myrtle Wood Kitchens and Bradley Buford Kitchens and was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne Kitchens, Bubber Kitchens, and sister, Lavenia Fowler. Beau was a graduate of Mercer University. After working for several years in Mingledorff’s home office in Atlanta, he became the HVAC territory manager of SW Georgia. Before his untimely death due to COVID 19, Beau was the Marketing and Ancillary Product Manager of the same territory. He served Mingledorff’s with distinction for forty-nine years. Beau was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder, deacon, served on numerous committees, and was the chairman of the property committee. He was also a member of the ASHRAE Society and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and an avid exerciser. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Beau is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gwendolyn B. Kitchens of Macon; son, Rollie J. Kitchens (Donna Carole) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother, Ronny Kitchens (Martha) of Macon; grandchildren, Abbey Hynes (Cody) of Charleston, SC, Zach Kitchens (Victoria) of Moncks Corner, SC, and Nathan Kitchens of Central, SC; great-granddaughter, Emery Kitchens; great-grandson, Finn Hynes to be born in November and a host of nieces and nephews.

"His Lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of the Lord." Matthew 25:23

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, has charge of arrangements.