Kirkwood, Elsie Emma "Ella Belle", nee Buck, went home to Jesus on May 27, 2021 at the age of 70.
Elsie was born to Alexander and Rebecca Hamilton on February 15, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA. She met her husband, James Kirkwood, as a childhood friend in 1962. They married on February 7, 1970 and went on to have three beautiful and caring children – Shaun Kirkwood (Christy), Tinker Witalec (Chris) and Coleen Leszczynski (Jay).
Elsie is survived by her siblings Howard Buck (Terry), Rebecca Majors, Paula Lynch, Virginia "Birdy" Conners (Richard), and Colleen Buck. She is predeceased by her parents, brother Charles Lynch, sister Barbara Kelly, and grandsons Ryno and Jimmy. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Elsie was loved by many; she was a fighter, she was a butterfly. Those who knew her felt her love. We all know Elsie walked on both legs through the gates of heaven into her waiting families' arms.
A visitation for Elsie will be held from 1pm – 2:30pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd., N Cape May; a memorial service will begin at 2:30pm. Burial will be privately held. Memorial donations in Elsie's memory can be made to Fishers House Foundation online at www.FisherHouse.org or mail to Fisher House Foundation 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 410 Rockville, MD 20852. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.