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Kimberly (reprise)

Brittany Wilson 1988 (Milwaukee, WI)

She was 43 years old & stood 5 feet tall. She had brownish red ear-length hair & a petite build at the time of her passing. She had really pretty bright brown eyes, too. I have a favorable share of her features & she’s the one who planted my religious roots when I was 13. She was loving & kind to everybody she met, which is why she was so loved by all the neighbors. I’ll admit, she had her moments when she would be under the weather, but that didn’t stop her from doing her job as St. Paul’s Neighborhood Minister from 2003 until she passed away in 2007. Saying, “I don’t ever think about her at all” would be a blasphemous lie. I think about her all the time, especially whenever I talk about her ministry. She would walk around our neighborhood to see if neighbors needed anything from materialistic items to love & comfort. Her situation/sickness didn’t matter, the neighborhood did. Why do you think she was known as “Mama Kim” or “Ms. Kim”?
Here we are 13 years later: I’m 31 years old, about to turn 32 in 2 ½ months, I faithfully visit her gravesite whenever it’s possible, & I help keep her legacy alive by spreading her story & participating in her ministry called Kim’s Closet.
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Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson is from Milwaukee, WI & has loved poetry since 5th grade (age 10). Her all-time favorite poets are Emily Dickinson & the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou. more…

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