On Feb. 26, 2014, Jamil Jaterrance Kirby's Book of Life was closed.

On Sept. 9, 1989, Jamil Jaterrance Kirby’s Book of Life was opened to his parents, Alice Edwards and Alden Kirby at Helena Regional Medical Center.

At a young age, Jamil was baptized at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Central High School Class of 2009. He played on the offensive line on the football team.

Jamil married Bridgett Reed on Oct. 14, 2009.  To this union three children were born, Naeem, Kaylani and Jamil Jr.  He loved and adored his family more than life itself.  His passion was cooking special dishes for his children.

On Feb. 26, 2014, Jamil Jaterrance Kirby’s Book of Life was closed.  His granddad, L. B. Edwards Sr., great-grandparents, Judge and Georgia Williams, an uncle, L. B. Edwards Jr., two aunts, Mattie Jordan and Thelma Howard and two special cousins, Tyronza Young and Corey Rodgers, preceded him in death.

Precious memories will always linger with his loving wife Bridgette Kirby, his children, Naeem, Kaylani and Jamil Jr.; his mother, Alice Edwards of Helena; his father, Alden (Amanda) Kirby of Stockbridge, Ga.; two sisters, Jessica (Jonathan) Porchia of Pine Bluff, Sequoia Kirby of Stockbridge; two brothers, Aubrey Garner Jr. of Helena, Chris Kirby of Stockbridge; his grandparents, Elsie Edwards of Little Rock, Dolly Young of Helena, Maw-Maw, Saundre Reed of New Orleans, La.; his great aunt and uncle, Daisy Hooper of Helena, Judge (Lurlene) Williams of St Louis, Mo.; aunts, Betty (Walter) Terry, Ora Young, Brenda (Harold) Rodgers, Janett Wright, Retha Edwards, Agatha (Sammie) Hopson, Yvonne ( James) Holmes, all of Helena-West Helena, Shirley Edwards of Little Rock; uncles, Lynn Edwards of Searcy, Leesaw (Willie Mae) Jordan of Hattiesburg, Miss., Edgar (Myra) Jones, Errol Young, Floyd Young of Helena-West Helena, James (Sedonia) Young of Jonesboro, Ronald (Audrey) Kirby of Little Rock, Timothy (Tonya) of Clarksdale, Miss.; a favorite little cousin, Camello Young of Helena; and a host of cousins, family and friends. 

Funeral services for Jamil Kirby will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at New Haven M.B. Church. Rev. Danny Robinson will officiate the service. Visitation will be Friday, March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel. 

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at:www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.