Jewel Margaret Kirby

July 27, 1925 - November 23, 2015
Jewel Margaret Kirby

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Jewel Margaret Kirby, age 90, of Williamsburg, VA, born and raised in Austin, TX, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Maggie Harper and son, Henry McCorkle. She is survived by sons, Howard McCorkle and Harold McCorkle daughters, Heather McCorkle and Heidi Webber, and granddaughter, Kelly Cantrell. Ms. Kirby enjoyed swimming and competed and swimming meets, was a talented singer singing in recitals, fairs, and on the radio in Austin, TX, and worked as an executive assistant throughout her career. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Austin, Texas. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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  • May 15, 2023
    Harold McCorkle lit a candle:
    Lit since May 15, 2023 at 5:34:22 PM

  • November 29, 2015
    Carolyn Harper Scott says:
    I was Aunt Peggy's older brother, James Curtis Haper, Sr.'s, only daughter, Carolyn. He had four sons, James Curtis Harper, Jr, (Jim), deceased in 1998; Paul Stanley Harper; Joe Max Harper; and Harry Mike Harper. My dad, Curtis was your mom's oldest brother. I tried to visit her a few years ago in Williamsburg, we were set for dinner out, our treat, but when it was time, she said she could not meet with us. I tried to make the connection. I notice there is a memorial planned for Austin. Would love to meet my long lost cousins. Family matters to me. With my love, Carolyn

  • December 01, 2015
    Melvalyn Sue (Harper) Toungate says:
    Aunt Peggy, as we cousins called her, was my father's youngest sister. My father, Herbert Franklin Harper was her 2nd oldest brother. My Mom, Sue Harper and Aunt Peggy exchanged Birthday and Christmas cards for years. Mom periodically received pictures of all you children from your Mother. My Mom, Sue, passed away Easter week in 2011. She was living with my husband and I at the time. At one time Aunt Peggy told me of her funeral plans, and that her youngest son would bring her remains to Austin for burial. As Carolyn mentioned, all the Harper cousins would love to meet Aunt Peggy's children. God Bless you, as you are in my prayers.

  • December 21, 2015
    PJ says:
    My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Jewel. Although we never had the opportunity to meet Jewel,personally, we wanted to share with you comfort from Gods word found in John 5:28,29. Here Jesus showed us a wonderful example of the resurrection when he resurrected Lazarus here on earth, back to the arms of those he loved. (John 11) Remember also that our Heavenly Father expresses his loving compassion for all of us when someone we love dies.(Psalm 34:18) Be sure to share your memories with those who surround you, for the memories shared are the ones most truly cherished, may they bring you a sense of peace and joy to your hearts as you begin to heal.

  • April 13, 2021
    Harold McCorkle lit a candle:
    Lit since April 13, 2021 at 4:22:23 PM