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Erlene Kittrell

December 10, 1933 — April 19, 2023

Crab Point

Erlene Kittrell, 89, of Morehead City, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at her home.

Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 21st at Crab Point Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Erlene was born on December 10, 1933, to the late Earl and Myrtle Willis. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, their family moved to Carteret County, North Carolina when she was a child. In 1952, Erlene married the love of her life, Richard Kittrell. They had 62 years together before his passing in 2016.

Erlene kept her mind active with reading and puzzles, always inquisitive and ready for a challenge. Her cats Slinky and Comet were great cuddling companions who will greatly miss her presence.

Those remaining to cherish her memory are her loving daughters, Debbi Davis of Crab Point, and Ruth Crockett and husband Walter of Ocean Springs, MS; brother, Earl Ray Willis of Arizona; grandchildren, Richie Norman (Linda) of Crab Point, Jeanette Brooks (Steve) of Newport, Jennifer Kalista (Harry) of Jacksonville, and Tiffany Soza, Walter Crockett III, and Jakob Kittrell, all of Ocean Springs, MS; and great-grandchildren, Branden Huff, Sydney Huff, Joshua Norman and Halie Norman.

In addition to her parents and husband, Erlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Jean Kittrell; sons, Dennis Kittrell and Adrian Kittrell; sister, Kay Taylor; and brother, Donald Willis.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Crab Point Original Free Will Baptist Church, 2301 Crab Point Loop Rd., Morehead City, NC 28557.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, April 21, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Crab Point Free Will Baptist Church

2301 Crab Point Loop Road, Morehead City, NC 28557

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