Barbara Kathleen Kuykendall

April 2, 2012


Past Services

Friday April 06, 2012
12:00 pm
Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Barbara ìBabsî Kuykendall, of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 2, 2012 at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late James and Kathleen Thomas, and the wife of Larry Kuykendall who died in 2011. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Fred ìBuzzyî Thomas. She was a real estate broker with Beverly Hanks, and a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. She was active with many civic organizations, and was an avid reader. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Stepp of Belmont; a son, Mike Kuykendall and his wife Lisa of Hendersonville; a sister, Linda Helton and her husband John of Asheville; three grandchildren, Tasha Smith and her husband Chesley of Charlotte, Daniel Kuykendall and James Dennett, both of Hendersonville; two great grandchildren Reagan and Tripp Smith of Charlotte; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 12:00 pm, Friday, April 6, 2012, in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11 to 12 pm prior to the service in the chapel. Private entombment will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 9140 Arrow Point Blvd. #380, Charlotte, NC 28273.

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Carrol Harvey
8 years ago

Just learned of Bab’s passing. What a wonderful woman. I am sure that the family is still missing her and my thoughts are with them all.

Ellen Edney Reed
8 years ago




Chris, Thonya, Shawn, & Kaci Stepp
8 years ago

We are so sorry for the loss this has left in your family and in the hearts of so many. We will always hold you as family and be here for anything you ever need. Please feel us sending you our love and prayers.

Lynn Lackey
8 years ago

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Babs passing. Dad and Sherman were just talking to her on the bench at Wal-Mart, and Dad said she seemed to be doing well and that she was driving again. Babs lit up the room wherever she was, and her smile and laugh were infectious! I loved your mom and dad dearly…they were very special to me!! I miss the days when our moms and dads got together to play cards. The house was filled with laughter…sometimes they laughed so hard it took their breath and they cried. Such wonderful times we all had! Wouldn’t it be something if we could turn back the hands of time and re-live those special moments!

She died on the same day my’s been a hard week. I wish I could have been there on Friday, but my health kept me away.

She will always be in my heart, and you all will be also.

Love to all…Lynn

Charlene Harris
8 years ago

Michelle I am so very sorry for your loss. I had no idea untill Bruce called this afternoon. Lost my Mom exactly one year ago. My heart goes out to you. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Again I am sorry I did not know.

Betty & Joe Oates
8 years ago

It was indeed a shock to read in the paper that Babs had passed away. She was a friend that we thought would always be there. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family–she will be missed by all who knew her You have our deepest sympathy. Betty & Joe

Shelia Dale
8 years ago

I can’t begin to tell you the impact Babs had on my life. I was never in doubt of my time with her, in that she was always so happy and considerate.

She was forever remembering things I had long forgotten and took great interest in all who were around her. She brought life to me everytime she walked in the door.

She will so very much be missed!

Please know she loved her family “alot” as she would say.

I pray for God’s comfort to surround you all. Take joy in knowing she is at peace with her Savior Jesus Christ, who she spoke of every time I saw her.

May your joy be complete in Christ Jesus.

Your sister in Christ, Shelia Dale

Debbie Reemes Ford
8 years ago

Dear Kuykendall Family: I have known Babs for years, and worked with her in real estate as well. She was a real treat in life with her smile and winning ways. I will miss her. May the memories of Babs comfort you just now, and my prayer is that God will wrap His arms around you and give you peace. We will see her again, praise the Lord. May God bless you all.

Debbie Reemes Ford

Alton Connor Jr.
8 years ago

Mike, Michelle, Tasha and family,

I was so very sorry to learn of Babs’ sudden passing. I have known her my entire life and have lots of great memories of her working at Belks when it was in Downtown Hendersonville. She always had a smile on her face and always went out of her way to make everyone feel good about themselves.

I know you will miss her so much, but take comfort that she is now at Home in the presence of the Lord and just think what a wonderful Easter she will have this year, celebrating in His presence and reunited also with her husband, your father and grandfather. What a wonderful reunion that was when she passed from this life into Heaven.

May God bless, comfort and strengthen each of you in these days ahead.

With my love, prayers and deepest sympathy, Alton

Linda & Gene Brandon
8 years ago

She was a fine Christian who loved the Lord and one who was loved by so many and will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers to the family members.