Words Of Reflection
Kimberly Maria Wilson was born on May 3, 1967, to Lucille Wilson in Kansas City, Kansas. She was fiercely loved by her mother. As a child, comprehension, singing, and dancing came easily to Kim. She enjoyed playing with her older cousins, John, and David, who all lived together in the home of their grandmother, Louise Wilson. In 1970, Kim became a big sister after the birth of Nikkita. Kimberly was loving and kind to everyone, but there was a special bond between her and Keda.
At the age of 5, Kim started kindergarten at Benjamin Banner Elementary School. She was so excited about school, including learning and meeting new people. Shortly thereafter, a teen aged boy was driving a car and struck her with the vehicle. As a result of the accident, Kim sustained a traumatic brain injury which impacted her life forever. Her motor skills, including the ability to talk, walk and perform any activities of daily living were taken away. Multiple surgical procedures were performed on her. During Kim’s lifetime, her mother, grandmother, aunts and other family members and friends continuously prayed for a miraculous healing.
Nonetheless it was resolved that Kim would receive the support she needed to live as full a life as possible. Her mother never entertained placing her outside the home. During family functions, she was always included, and those who were born after her grew to know her and love her. She was always surrounded by the love of her mother and siblings. Although Kim could no longer talk, she did understand things and could communicate to a certain extent. She attended public school and earned a high school diploma in 1988 from the Unified School District 500.
Kim transitioned on March 20, 2023, at the Ignite Medical Resort Carondelet in Kansas City, MO, after being placed in hospice care. Her passing was with great sorrow and bittersweet gratitude to the Wilson, Smith, and Quinn families. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Wilson Smith Stewart; brother, Marlon Wilson; grandmother, Louise Quinn Wilson Johnson; aunts, Betty Pennington, and Tommie Lee Wilson; uncles, John Wilson, Willie Wilson and LT Wilson, and cousins, Cookie, David, Anthony, Tina and Lee.
Those who remain to celebrate her life are sisters, Nikkita Brown (Theo), Kendra Badresingh (Ryan), Kourtney Olaiya; aunts, Charlie Sessoms, Rosie Quinn, and Rutha Wilson Dwight; uncle, Robert Quinn; nieces and nephews, DeAnna, DJ, Brandon, Nykolas, Nakia, Ryan Jr., Kamron, a great nephew, Alonzo Cooper III, and her great niece, Demi Walker, and other relatives and friends.
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