Aberdeen “Abby” Kirby – January 10, 1926 – September 19, 2012

Published on September 30, 2012, by in General.

A mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother, and friend … you will never find a more gentle soul.


Arthur Kirby – February 21, 1921 – August 7, 2012

Published on August 8, 2012, by in Events.

Arthur Kirby










Until we meet again.



Sad News

Published on July 29, 2012, by in General.

I am sorry to report that Vernel passed away this morning.  He is at peace and in  a better place.  Please keep Mama Tiny, his children and family in your prayers.



Prayers for Arthur Kirby

Published on July 28, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

Please pray for my grandfather Arthur Kirby, been at the hospital all day he’s in a medically induced coma, body is having problems fighting off of an infection and pneumonia. I love him with all my heart. But my faith rests on my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is a HEALER!!!!!

Trina Byron-Matlock


A letter from Floretta

Published on July 28, 2012, by in General.

Vernel, Mama Tiny’s son suffered a massive heart attack earlier this week in  Florida..  For those of you that attended the reunion, you remembered him because he was always pushing Mama Tiny around.

Vernel has not been responsive since he was brought to the hospital  and he was taken off the respirator yesterday, he is now breathing on his own.  So I am asking all of you to pray for Vernel that what ever God has in store for him will be peaceful.

I am asking also that you pray for his mother, Mama Tiny and family..  Again those of you that attended the reunion met her and listen to her tell our family history via video.  Mama Tiny has endured so much in the lost of her children.  She continues to be strong and we thank God for that.  She demonstrates the strength and devotion she has to family.

I received a beautiful thank you card from Vernel after the reunion, he enjoyed himself so much. He wrote, thank you for all you did to bring us all together.  We all need to remember, how fragile and precious life is.  We need to love each other stronger each and every day.

God is a healer, let us all pray with all our hearts that Vernel heals and that Mama Tiny heart stays as strong as it is today.

God Bless, Floretta


Josephine’s television debut

Published on May 27, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

Josephine, wife of Keith Smith, made her television debut today. On the local station, KTLA, Josephine reccommended a local restaurant she grew up eating at. Check out the footage at http://www.ktla.com/videogallery/70162619/News/Burrous-Bites:-Steer-N-Ale-in-Pasadena


News from our Coordinator, Floretta Reed

Published on May 27, 2012, by in Events.

Good News, I had a conversation with our coordinator at Excalibur and she is reducing our rate by $5 a day. those of you that already registered, you will see your reduction on your second day price adjustment.

She also extended our cut off date to June 1st for the rooms. for those that haven’t made up their minds yet.  We have also had an extension on the t-shirts for a few more days, so if you want one, let me know ASAP,

So far 60 of you have commitment and I have about 5 checks in the mail. We are less than a month away and I am excited.  I promise you this will be a memorable occasion.



Agenda for Family Reunion

Published on May 27, 2012, by in Events.

                              2012 KIRBY FAMILY REUNION – LAS VEGAS NV

                                               Schedule of Event

June 17, 2012 –  3 PM – Check in at the Excalibur Hotel

                            6 PM – 10 PM Reception                          

                           Wildhorse Golf Club    2100 Warm Springs RD   Henderson,  NV 89014


June 18, 2012 – 11 AM – 4 PM  Family Picnic

                          Paradise Park Area B     4775 So. McLeod Dr Las Vegas,  NV 89120


June 19, 2012  – 6 PM – 10 PM  Banquet & Dance

                          Wildhorse Golf Club 2100 Warm Springs RD  Henderson,  NV 89014


Wildhorse Golf Club

As you leave the hotel on S. Las Vegas Blvd/NV-694 S turn right and go approx 2.9 miles and make a left turn onto E. Warm Springs Rd, go approx 5.3 miles, make a U-Turn at Success Way onto W. Warm Springs Rd approx 0.01 mile. Wildhorse is on the right at 2100 Warm Springs, total trip approx 8.3 miles

Paradise Park

As you leave the hotel going southeast, take the 1st left prior to S. Las Vegas Blvd, turn right on W. Tropicana Ave/NV-593 E, go approx 3.7 miles, make a left turn onto McLeod Dr and go approx and go 0.2 miles.  You will see the park on the left hand side of the street .                                                                    



New Additions

Published on May 20, 2012, by in General.

I have made some additions to the page.  Check them out:

  • The Facebook logo in the upper right corner links to the Facebook family page created by Stacey Turnage
  • more picutres to the family album … much more to follow …
  • I have created a family logo for the page. It is located in the upper left corner.

More to follow …


We are back !!!

Published on May 16, 2012, by in General.

After months of being down, the Kirby Family Page is back online. Over the course of the next two weeks, I will be adding features and returning to old features from the previous version. I will start with adding pictures from the photo album.

It is great to be back …