November 07, 1961 - January 28, 2018
Visitation: Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Service: Thursday noon at North Way Christian Community, 12121 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA, 15090
Susan Lynn Kirkland, 56, of Cranberry Twp, PA, beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt and friend peacefully joined our Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 28, 2018. She was a devoted wife of 30 years to husband Tim Kirkland, a nurturing, loving mother to her daughterShelby Kirkland, and was well-known and cherished by many.
Life began for Susan on Nov. 7, 1961 in Indianapolis, IN, where she was one of three children of Jane and JD Jones. She had a wonderful childhood with her older brother, Keith, and younger sister, Sandy, spent in Chattanooga, TN and Bloomingdale, OH.
A graduate of Wintersville High School and Jefferson Technical College, Sue stayed close to home as a young adult before moving to Richmond, VA and marrying husband Tim (of Wintersville, OH) in 1988. Shortly after, they returned to the Pittsburgh area and gave birth to their daughter, Shelby, in 1991.
Sue was known by many in the Cranberry community through involvement in Shelby’s cheerleading squads and softball teams. Sue’s greatest joy was supporting Shelby in her various endeavors and goals, and made many friends in doing so.
Sue enjoyed sitting outside in the sun, whether it was with her toes in the water at the beach, simply reading a book, or watching Shelby play ball. She was a country music fan and took pleasure in going to concerts with Shelby. Her family, both immediate and extended, was very important to her and she loved spending time together during family reunion vacations. She was blessed with many great friendships, including those of neighbors Amy and Jay D’Ambrosio and family and June and Dan Resetarits and family. She also enjoyed many special friendships made through her long-term employment at the Magisterial District Court of Cranberry Township and Kirkland’s.
Sue always had a great attitude with such a positive outlook on life. Her final days were spent smiling, surrounded by family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Tim, daughter, Shelby (Cranberry Twp, PA), parents Jane and JD Jones (Bloomingdale, OH), sister Sandy Jones Morris(Knoxville, TN), brother Keith (Nancy) Jones (Phoenix, AZ), mother-in-law Judy Kirkland (Richmond, OH), sister-in-law Debbie (Bob) Grimes (Richmond, OH), niece Katie Jones (Phoenix, AZ), nephews John Jones (Phoenix, AZ) and Ian Morris (Knoxville, TN), as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by grandparents Edna and Arlin Evans, Louise and William Maack, and John M. Jones; father-in-law Earl Kirkland and brother-in-law Earl Kirkland, Jr.
A special thank you to all who supported Susan and family throughout her courageous battle with brain cancer.
Friends will be received from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Rd, Cranberry Twp, PA, 16066. A Celebration of Life Service for Susan will be held at 12 pm on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at North Way Christian Community, 12121 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA, 15090.