Kirksey Funeral Home


Katie Beulah (Avery) Ervin

January 30, 1937February 2, 2021

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me". John 14:1

We know our mother is resting peacefully in the loving arms of her savior.

On February 2nd, 2021 Katie Ervin passed away at her home in Morganton, NC surrounded by her children while in hospice care.

Katie worked at Burke Yarns in Valdese as supervisor for several years and retired from SAFT in 1999. Katie served in pivotal roles at Shiloh A.M.E. Church on several boards as a member of the Pastor Adie Club, Nina-Bess Missionary Society, Class Leader, President of Stewardess Board # 1, Church Steward, Lay Organization, Adult Sunday School, and member of the Burke County Prayer Band.

Katie was born on January 30th, 1937 in Burke Co. to the late Bulo Avery and Bertha Virginia. Katie is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William (Billy) Ervin, Jr., siblings, Dorothy Berry (Roosevelt), James Hubert Avery (Grave), Corine Hunter (Charles), Nathaniel Avery, Dave Forney, and Irene.

Those left to cherish her memories are her five children; Rhonda Denise Crisp (Jessie), Nina Ervin, Will Ervin ( Liana), Leslie Ervin, and Cher Ervin, grandchildren; Curtis Wilkens (Fipe), Erika WIlson (Scotty), Nathan, and Jared Mathis, and Gabrielle Ervin, great-grandchildren Gavinn Wilson, Talia Wilkens, Emma Wilson, Jonah Holl, siblings; Mildred Rankin (Howard deceased), and Herman Avery (Francis deceased), along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Katie loved spending time with friends and family, attending church functions, serving in the community, going on family trips to the beach, attending family reunions, working in her flower garden. Katie never met a stranger and always made everyone feel loved and though of with a smile that was contagious to all in her presence. We are grateful for the blessing we had in having her as out mother, grandmother, nana, sister, aunt, and friend.


  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Saturday, February 6, 2021


Katie Beulah (Avery) Ervin

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Julius and Julia Hunter

February 5, 2021

Your mother was a lovely, faithful, and caring woman. I so fondly remember the sweet potato pies that she would bake for me when I came to Morganton. Such great memories! She was an inspiration to so many. Just know, that our Father will not put any more on us than we can bare. Trust in the Lord! Our deepest condolences.

Julius and Julia Hunter

Linda K Givens

February 5, 2021

To the Ervin family,
You have our deepest sympathy during the loss of your mother.
Katie was not only a classy lady but also a kind and giving person. I Rest In Peace Katie for surely God has picked a special rose for his garden
Kay Givens

Diann and Oscar Tate

February 4, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family. May God bless you all with the strength, love, comfort and peace you will need to endure this very difficult time in your lives.
You remain in our sincere prayers.

Leeanna Fatuesi

February 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences to your Grandmother Curtis. We pray for love and comfort upon you all. With love from Fipe’s best friends here in Vegas 💕

Angela Summers

February 4, 2021

My praying with the family

Anita Lloyd

February 4, 2021

To the family of Mrs Katie, I send my most heartfelt condolences and much love. Mrs Katie was a woman of God who shared her love and sweet sweet spirit with me every time I saw her. May the peace of knowing our Savior give you the comfort you need in this season.

Melinda Baker

February 4, 2021

From the Family of William Houston Avery Jr. and Cleo Clark Forney Avery we send our sincere condolences and prayers of peace and comfort to Mrs. Katie’s family. Our families were united with one another through the Jonesboro Neighborhood many many years ago. God bless.

Retha Thombs

February 4, 2021

We are praying for you and the family and may God bless y’all We love u from Jereline Thombs Harold and Cardell Chambers Antonio, Retha.

Humeyra Augafa

February 4, 2021

Our sincerest condolences. May she rest in heavenly peace and may God give you all the love, comfort, and strength you need in this time of loss.

Humeyra and Richard Augafa

Patrice Dula

February 4, 2021

Our family sends condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Her heart print is within us forever. We love you and are here if you need us.