OBITUARY

Rodney Kittrell

July 30, 1956February 6, 2019

Rodney Eugene Kittrell of Austin, Texas, age 62, entered into eternal life on February 6, 2019. He was born on July 30, 1956 in Leonardtown, Maryland to the late Gloria Cecilia (McCutcheon) Torrence and the late Charles Franklin Douglas.

Rodney grew up in Washington, DC and he attended Phelps High School. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan. Rodney enjoyed making people laugh and had an infectious smile. He worked in the healthcare industry as an Environmental Services Worker for Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas. He was a believer in Jesus Christ and frequented the Dell Children’s Hospital Chaplain Services.

He is survived by: Robin Denise Hood (sister); Donald DeVaughn Kittrell (brother), Mary Estelle Clayton (aunt); Sheila R. Milburn and Gerwin Clayton (1st cousins); Stacey Black, Tracy Washington, Theresa Washington, Nicole McCoy, Dore’ Kittrell, Gizelle Kittrell (nieces); Deon Grant, Devin Kittrell, David Kittrell, Rodne’i Williams (nephews); and a host of extended family and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home 14501 North Interstate 35 in Pflugerville, Texas. The funeral service will begin directly afterwards at 2:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the funeral home.

Our family wishes to express our sincere thanks for all of the kind and loving condolences during our time of bereavement.

To honor Rodney’s memory and his love for Dell Children’s Hospital of Austin, we ask that in lieu of flowers or money, please donate to Dell’s Children’s Hospital. Please access this link http://www.supportdellchildrens.org/donate; then select the donate button; and complete all required information; please add Rodney Kittrell under the “Honoree section” of the site.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Rodney Kittrell

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Shatora Williams

February 18, 2019

Rodney was a joy to be around and had plenty of jokes. It was great working with him. My condolences to the family and may he rest in peace.

Gwendolyn Tezeno

February 18, 2019

I’m going to miss you my friend or should I say my brother Rest in Paradise see you soon

Chanel Dembo

February 16, 2019

Rodney was such a sweet , loving person . He always had a smile on his face every time I would see him at work . I left in December for my maternity leave and told him bye and that I would see him when I got back , and it breaks my heart to know I won’t be able to see him . I just want to sent my condolences to his family during this time . Man this one really touched my heart .

DeVaughn Kittrell

February 15, 2019

Dear Rodney,

You were kind and thoughtful with a loving heart and all you wanted was love and acceptance in return. Sometimes, people misjudged you and never knew you the way I did. I will miss our text messages and phone calls (yes even the one’s about the Redskins..lol)

You lived with me as a young man but at times it felt like you were my son..we shared so many memories good and bad together. I told you many times of how proud I was of you, because I felt you had conquered an enemy of insurmountable odds to get to your place in life.

I will think about you every single day, your kindness towards my kids and our deep laughs about life. Our fondness for making jokes about other people (in fun only), our joy of talking about boxing and football together.

I will never forget how happy you felt when I took you to the monuments and museums in Washington, D.C. and how elated you were to see the White House while Barrack Obama was president. Also, you had this keen connection to our family tree and wore proudly the honor of being a “Chase” descendant.

Those will be wonderful memories, but memories that can never take the place of seeing you again.

Robin and I promise to keep your memory alive until the day that we all meet again as a family..

To watch you being laid to rest and to finally let go, will be too much pain for me..so, I ask the Angels in Heaven to take care of you and give you all of my love..because LOVE never dies.

Your brother, DeVaughn

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