Katie Louise Stegall Kirby, went to be with her Lord on her 88th birthday, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at her home in Florence surrounded by her family. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 16th from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Pearl with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 17th at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one-hour prior all at the church. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson. Mrs. Kirby was born May 12, 1933, in Hazlehurst, MS to James and Mary Charlene Garvin Stegall. She was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Pearl, MS. She was a founding member of St. Therese Catholic Church. She loved to cook and crochet and she enjoyed working in the yard and was able to grow anything. Along with her parents, Mrs. Kirby is also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Kirby, Sr.; her son, Joseph Wayne Kirby; two sisters, Betty Joe Covington and Shirley North; and one brother, Howard Stegall. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Ralph (Brenda) Kirby, Jr. and David (Betty) Kirby; daughters, Patti (Chuck) White, Theresa (Jim) Owens, Christy (Ken) Hughes and Stacy (Lee) VanLandingham; 19 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.