OBITUARY

Marilyn S. Kidd

February 2, 1950October 9, 2018
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Marilyn Sue Kidd, age 68, died October 9 at DCH Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home in Northport, Alabama with Reverend Ruth Vann Lillian presiding. The family will receive friends at 10 am on Saturday, October 20, 2018 also at Sunset Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Jack, daughter Jessica Kidd (Kevin Waltman), son Benjamin Kidd, grandchildren Calla and Holling Waltman, mother Agnes Fordham, sister Rebecca Bass, brothers Donnie Fordham (Petra) and Mike Fordham (Joye), and her beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sue was a free-spirited vivacious fun-loving individual who always put others first. She was strongly family oriented and was the glue that held the family together. When action was needed, she was the catalyst. She loved cooking, flowers, the beach, walking, telling stories, but most of all she loved being with family, especially playing with the grandkids and giving them presents. She taught elementary school and never had a student she didn’t love and respect. Most of her career was spent teaching at Westwood Elementary in Coker, and we know her legacy there continues. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you buy lunch or a cup of coffee for a friend or stranger. This was one of Sue’s favorite things to do.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends With Reception Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Life Celebration "Memorial" Service Saturday, October 20, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marilyn S. Kidd

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Janna Mason (Hager)

October 21, 2018

Mrs. Kidd was my 5th grade teacher at Westwood Elementary School. She was truly an educator ahead of her time. Her classroom was innovative and student-centered. I’m an elementary school teacher now and often think what Mrs. Kidd would do or how would she react to a given situation in the classroom. What a legacy she has left! Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Jordan Gurganus

October 20, 2018

Mrs. Kidd was my 5th grade teacher. I have such fond memories of nature walks and bird watching in her class. As a teacher, she fostered a great appreciation of the natural world in her students. I am an elementary school teacher myself now, and I think of Mrs. Kidd often as a reminder and an inspiration to be fun and engaging in the classroom.

Sending warm thoughts and love to her family and friends.

Kathy Sherrill

October 20, 2018

Sue my sweet friend Heaven has gained another "Beautiful " Angel. I know you must be smiling down from above at all the love, comments, and pictures that people have shared. What a legacy you have left behind . You were special and loved by everyone.
We have been best of friends since we were very young. We shared a lot of laughter and fun times. I am going to miss reminiscing all the old times with you but just know I will see you again one day and what a glorious day that will be.
Love you my sweet friend

Katlyn Norrell

October 19, 2018

Mrs. Kidd was my 5th grade teacher and by far my favorite at Westwood. I remember bringing her rocks from the playground and we would look at them and she would tell me what kind they were.. she really inspired my love for science & archeology/paleontology. She was always so positive and silly. Her headstands were the best.❤️

Ann Howle

October 19, 2018

Sue, we loved you so much. We will miss your sweet smile and kindness. Praying for your family!

Amanda Hendrix

October 19, 2018

Mrs. Kidd was the most amazing teacher I had. She helped to foster a love of science and rocks. Her standing on her head, while we recited Sir William from Alice in Wonderland...she was truly an amazing person who sincerely cared.

Rachel Livingston

October 19, 2018

Mrs.Kidd was a awesome school teacher. I loved going on nature walks with the class. Also remember her standing on her head in front of the class. She will be truly missed. Fly high Mrs.Kidd

Norma De Aguinaga

October 19, 2018

Mrs. Kidd was my fifth grade teacher. She provided her students with the confidence and skills that they needed to succeed. She filled the room with laughter and joy. She even did a headstand for our classroom once. I remember the song she would sing to us with her hand puppet..."You talk too much. You worry me to death." To this day she is still the coolest teacher I've had. Her memory will live on.

Faye Hicks

October 19, 2018

Sue was a friendly person. I don't know if any of my children ever had her for a teacher but I saw her all the time. Sometimes, in the hallway, I would hear her voice but have to look for her. Most of the students were taller than her. She was an excellent teacher, not only with her students but her children too. She will be missed.

Ashley Simmons(Shults)

October 19, 2018

Many memories of Mrs Kidd at Westwood. She was a pioneer and made elementary school worth showing up every day. She will be missed.