Mary "Jill" Brown Kinser

January 23, 1939July 1, 2018

STATESVILLE- Jill B. Kinser, 79, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Davis Regional Medical Center with her family by her side.

Born on January 23, 1939 in Washington, DC, Jill was the daughter of the late Robert Hampton and Josephine Heitmuller Brown. Jill attended Washington & Lee HS Arlington, VA and Garrett College in MD, and had a long history of working for Southern States in VA and NC.

Jill was an accomplished horsewoman and loved sharing her lifelong passion for horses with many young people in the area. She also loved to cook and crochet, making many lovely things for friends and family. Jill traveled widely, but was probably happiest to be at home working outside. Jill was a member of New Salem UMC.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Kinser.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Debi (James) Crowe of Halifax, VA, Neil Garlock (Gail) of Sanford, FL and Kathy Garlock (Sam) of Front Royal, VA; grandchildren, Steve (Waleska) Crowe, Brian Crowe, Melissa (Gerald) Edmonds, Kim Crowe (Agu), Jennifer Douglas and Scott Douglas; great-grandchildren, Justin, Gabriel and Halel; siblings, Nancy Lyons, Barbara Atwood, Janet Bowman, Robert Brown,Jr and many other loving family members.

A celebration of Jill’s life will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm in the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the service.

Jill will travel to her final resting spot for a 2:00pm graveside service on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iredell County Hospice and Palliative Care 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, North Carolina 28625.

Memories and condolences may be left for the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kinser Family.


  • Receiving of Friends Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 6, 2018

Mary "Jill" Brown Kinser

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Cheryl Dubach

July 21, 2018

I am Aunt Evelyn's youngest daughter. We were sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember Jill being at a Heitmuller Christmas party. After Nathan and Jocelyn shared their talents she said what a beautiful family we had. During a recent conversation with Carolyn, she was remembering a time that Jill went with us on a vacation when we were growing up. Where ever we were staying had horses and Carolyn and Jill both had a crush on the stable hand.

Jeanne Marie Hulcher

July 5, 2018

The employees at Partners Financial FCU (formerly Southern States Credit Union) in Richmond, VA send our sympathies to all of Jill Kinser's family. Mrs. Kinser had been a credit union member since the 1980's. We especially enjoyed helping her with her accounts, via phone, since her husband passed away. Her kind and upbeat voice will be missed!

Randall Jolly

July 3, 2018

I will miss you and your memory shall remain alive with me and my family. I shared my adventures with you and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Love always, Randall. I know that it is difficult at best to loose a parent. My thoughts are with all who mourn her lose.