Mildred Kivett

August 9, 1927 - September 10, 2012
Mildred Kivett


Mildred C. Kivett, age 85, passed Monday September 10, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

She was born August 9, 1927. Mildred spent her childhood years at the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston Salem NC, which she loved dearly, and the majority of her adult life in Greensboro, NC. She retired to Holden Beach with her dearly loved husband of 63 years, Rossie.

Mildred worked as a switchboard operator and was known as the “Voice of Guilford County”. She was a longtime member of Glenwood UMC and the homemakers club at Rehobeth UMC. She was also a leader for both Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops.

Mildred was well known in her Holden Beach Community as a loving neighbor, passionate fisher-woman and avid sports fan. She was often seen walking with her best buddy and loyal companion, dog “Rylee”.

Mildred was preceded in death by the love of her life Ross Kivett and their beloved daughter Sharon Martin. Survivors include son Steven Melton Kivett and son Douglas Ross Kivett and his wife Janice, five grandchildren and 7 great grand children.

A memorial service will be held at the Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach at 2 pm on Friday, September 14th. The family will receive friends afterward at the home of her son Doug at 140 Tuna Drive, Holden Beach.

Memorials may be sent to The Children’s Home, 1001 Reynolda Rd. Winston Salem, NC 27401.

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  • September 11, 2012
    Lynn and Dale Engelhart says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Blessings, Lynn and Dale

  • September 11, 2012
    Nancy Triplett says:
    Doug, Steve, Janice and all the Kivett family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing and my thoughts and prayers go out to you. You are so fortunate to have had her with you all these years. May the memories you share and the love you hold comfort you during this time. Much, much love, Nancy Triplett

  • September 11, 2012
    Rev. Joseph Clark says:
    To Doug, Janice and the family. May the Grace of God and Christ our saviour comfort you during these hours. Lean not to your own understanding but may you find the peace that surpasses all understanding for in his words he said "I will not leave you, nor will I forsake you". May your mom rest from her labor till you see her again and may the Lord tell her "Well done thy good and faithful servant. Our prayers are with you.

  • September 11, 2012
    Becky Franklin says:
    Mildred was a sweet soul who loved her family and friends very much. Although we only knew her a short while, we loved her and we will miss her. Becky and Gene Franklin

  • September 11, 2012
    Cheryl McKeithan says:
    Janice and Doug, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom! You guys have certainly been in my thoughts !