Barbara Kite STATESVILLE Mrs. Barbara Conner Kite, 84, of Statesville, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Karen. She was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Thomasville, a daughter of the late L. L. Conner and Sadie Conner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a twin brother, Lester Dean Conner, who lived one day. She was a woman of strong faith and devotion to her family. She loved the Lord and served him faithfully from the days of her youth. She lived a courageous life. She was an inspiration to her family through her unwavering faith and strength. She never met a stranger and those who truly knew her loved her. She had many things in life she loved, but always family first. She graduated in 1955 from Lenoir-Rhyne college with a major in religious studies and music and that is where she met the love of her life, William Jackson Kite Jr., who died March 22, 2019. They were married on March 1, 1955, and were married 64 years. She was the choir director and sang with the choir for 14 plus years at Reformation Lutheran Church in Taylorsville. She joined the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Weddington, where she was a member for 5 plus years. She also worked alongside her husband in sales for many years. Survivors include her children, Karen Kite Cline (Clayton), William Lindon Kite, Christopher Lee Kite, Barbara Renee Kite Feimster (Bruce) and Lester Dean Kite (Melissa); 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Additionally a brother, Paul Bryan Conner survives. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at Reformation Lutheran Church in Taylorsville, with Pastors Ed Thomas and Craig Simon officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 15, at Nicholson Funeral Home, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at For those who prefer, memorials may be given to Hospice & Palliative Care Of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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