Jean Latham Kirby

January 1, 1946March 3, 2018

Jean Latham Kirby of Pearl, MS passed away on March 3, 2018.

Jean was born in Morton, MS on January 1, 1946, to Clotine and Rex Latham. She attended Pearl High School and Millsaps College, and was a proud member of First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Jean married Dean Kirby and they were happily married for 52 years. Together they had three children, Tara McDaniel, Chris Kirby, and Tina Parker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her husband, Dean; children, Tara McDaniel (Allen), Chris Kirby, and Tina Parker; sister, Shelby Hopkins (Dave); grandchildren, Cloe McDaniel, Ford McDaniel, Max Kirby, Fisher Kirby, Madeline Parker , and Kirby Parker (Sara).

Visitation for Jean will be Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl and on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Jackson, with a funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.


  • Dean Kirby, Husband
  • Tara McDaniel & husband Allen, Daughter
  • Chris Kirby, Son
  • Tina Parker, Daughter
  • Shelby Hopkins & husband Dave, Sister
  • Cloe McDaniel, Grandchild
  • Ford McDaniel, Grandchild
  • Max Kirby, Grandchild
  • Fisher Kirby, Grandchild
  • Madeline Parker, Grandchild
  • Kirby Parker, Grandchild


  • Visitation Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jean Latham Kirby

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Terry Chambers

March 21, 2018

Dean & family- so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. I wanted you to know I am thinking & praying for you all. I remember Jean as a dear sweet neighbor. Always smiling & yes she was a great mother to Tara, Tina & Chris. My daughter, Chele loved going to your house to play. We have fond memories of our times with you all. I lost Bob 8yrs ago. I live in Gainesville FL, close to Chele & her husband & my grandson. God bless you all as you grieve. I will be praying for you.

Wanda & Lawrence Harvey

March 6, 2018

Dean, Lawrence and I are so sorry for loss, Jean was such beautiful person inside and out. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard Self

March 6, 2018

Senator Kirby,
I am saddened to hear of Ms. Jean's passing. Though she will obviously be missed by you, your family, and many friends, take comfort in the knowledge that she is no longer suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Please call on me if I may be of any help.

Beth Murray

March 6, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family as you learn your new normal without your precious wife, mom, and grandmother.

Betty Ratcliff

March 6, 2018

I'm so sorry about Jeanie. I remember y'all courting at Pearl Baptist Church. She was a beautiful person! My heart hurts for y'all. Betty Burnham Wilson-Ratcliff, Jonathan, and Drew Wilson

March 6, 2018

I lit a candle for Jean today. Thinking of you all today. Love, Gigi

March 6, 2018

Dean, Chris, Tara, Tina, Shelby and family,
I am thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers.
Love you all,
Gigi Pope

March 5, 2018

We were so saddened to hear of Jean's passing. Many thoughts and prayers for you. David and Donna Rieger

Hazel Ryals

March 5, 2018

Praying for you and the family. Loved Jean very much. Hazel (DeLong) & Larry Ryals

jimmy tutor

March 5, 2018

so sorry mr Dean, i had good times talking and harassing her all time. prayers for all your family