September 10, 2022, 45, Goldsboro –
Kimberly Michelle Zabriskie Herring, 45, entered her heavenly home at UNC Health on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 1:15 am. Kimberly was born September 29, 1976, in Goldsboro, NC to the parents of her late father, John (Joe) Zabriskie, and surviving mother, Shirley Earp Zabriskie. Kimberly was the loving wife of 21 years to Mark Camon Herring and loving mother to daughter, Sierra Colleen Herring of the home. Kimberly was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Bishop James C. Earp and wife, Ruby Rogers Earp; paternal grandparents, John Jack Zabriskie and wife, Margaret Pierce Zabriskie.
Kimberly is also survived by her brother, John Michael Zabriskie (Teri); Sierra’s boyfriend, Jacob Napier; aunts, Betty Rook (Larry) and Judy Beavers (Curt) and uncle, Jimmy Earp (Kay); niece, Asheley Hudson; nephews, Chase Zabriskie (Caroline), Joshua Zabriskie; great nieces, Makayla, Zaylie, Lakelyn and Emmaline; and many loving cousins.
Kimberly was a five-year graduate of East Carolina University. She had a passion for teaching and took great pride in seeing students succeed. Employed by Wayne County Public Schools for 23 years she taught eighth-grade Math at Spring Creek Middle School and coached volleyball for 17 years. She was honored to be chosen volleyball coach of the year for Wayne County two years in a row. Her love for her teaching and her students superseded the classroom. She would devote special time to any student or teacher that she saw struggling. She was an extended tutor to many during her years. Kimberly made many friends in the staff and administration during her career. They were all special to her!
Kimberly’s precious daughter, Sierra, was her pride and joy. Being her daughter’s greatest supporter, always encouraging her to give her best in anything she tackled and to never give up. Sierra was her mama’s heart!
Kimberly will be greatly missed by her family and friends! In her final days on earth, Kimberly witnessed the peace of Jesus that she felt in her heart and encouraged all her friends and family to prepare their hearts with Jesus so she could meet them again in heaven.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and following the service in the front foyer of The First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro. A service to celebrate Kim’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Bill Rose and Pastor John Howard officiating. The interment will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in Kim’s memory to Cures for the Colors, SMOC, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.