August 30, 2021, 59, Mount Olive –
Kimberly Jean Kornegay, at the age of 59, passed away early Monday morning, August 30, 2021, at the home of her brother. She was a lifelong resident of the Mount Olive area.
Visitation will be at Tyndall Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, September 3, and at other times, the family will be at the home of her mother.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 4, at 2 p.m. at Rones Chapel United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Floral expressions will be appreciated and so will be memorial gifts to Rones Chapel Church, 138 Garner’s Chapel Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365, or to the Outlaw Foundation, PO Box 189, Newton Grove, NC 28366.
Kim was a graduate of North Duplin High School and Mount Olive College. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and graduated from Atlantic Christian College, and soon embarked on her teaching career, beginning at Carver Heights School in Goldsboro where she taught for a year, then transferring to Spring Creek Elementary School where she fulfilled the remainder of her career as a first and second-grade teacher. Kim also held a realtor’s license.
She is survived by her mother, Jean Outlaw Byrd, of Mount Olive; two brothers, Swindell Kornegay, Jr. and Randy Kornegay, both of Mount Olive; a sister, Lynn Byrd Owens of Wilson; nieces and nephews, Pamela K. Oles and husband, Christopher, and their daughter, Gracelyn; John Robert Overton, his wife, Cassie, and their children, Adrianna and Kaylee; Justin Gardner, his wife, Natalie, and their children, Annalynn, Austin, and Allie Mae; Amanda Anderson and Drew; and Christy and Jeri Lynn Coker and their daughter, Jetti. She is also survived by her Godchildren, Erik, Ester, Ciclaliz, Miguel, and Silvestre Perez and their mother, Alba Perez, all of the Seven Springs area.
Kim was preceded in death by her father, Ira Swindell Kornegay; her stepfather who treated her as his own, Dallas Byrd; a sister and brother-in-law, Terry Byrd Anderson and Randy Anderson; another brother-in-law, Brooks Owens; and her grandparents, Etta Millard Outlaw who was very special to Kim, William Allen Outlaw, Ira Stephen Kornegay and Sadie Barwick Kornegay.