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Obituary: Bobbie Meyer von Bremen, 73

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Bobbie L. Kirksey Meyer von Bremen

Mrs. Bobbie L. Kirksey Meyer von Bremen, 73, passed away at her home on February 2, 2011.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday February 7, 2011 at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor officiating.  Interment will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home, Sunday February 5, 2011 from 2 -4 p.m. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of Bobbie Meyer von Bremen at 500 Whippoorwill Road.

Born in Baker County, Georgia she is preceded in death by her parents, William W. Kirksey and Bertha Rackley Kirksey, husband Mike Volkmar Meyer von Bremen, all of Albany, and siblings H. Dale and Billy Kirksey.

Survivors include her beloved companion of many years, Fred Schmitt, her sons, Michael (Peggy) Meyer von Bremen of Albany, Bernard (Wende) Meyer von Bremen of Macon, grandchildren Meg Meyer von Bremen of Washington D.C., Welsley Meyer von Bremen of Albany/Athens and Ryan (Sarah) Meyer von Bremen of Chatham, Virginia, Meghan Meyer von Bremen of Macon, one great grandchild, Noah Meyer von Bremen and six siblings, Franklin Kirksey of Doerun, Charles Enoch Kirksey of Albany,  David Kirksey of Dothan, Alabama, Judy Lamar of Lullhomaville, Tenn., Ann Bell of Lake Placid, Fla., and Donna Kirksey of Worth County.

She was a 1955 graduate of Miller County High and then attended Andrew College where, while studying business, she met her future husband Mike Meyer-Bremen, a then German exchange student attending Norman Park College.

Active in the Boy Scout program she served as a Den Mother in the 1960s and received the rare Silver Fawn Award from the Boy Scouts for Distinguished service. She was very active in Genealogy serving as a volunteer in the Genealogy Department for the Dougherty County Public Libraries; served on the Baker County Historical Society where, in that capacity, she helped compile the 1991 edition of The History of Baker County; was an Ambassador for the Albany Area Chamber for many years, having been honored as Ambassador of the Year; was a member of Women in Construction, having served a term as President; served on the Board of Easter Seals; was a member of the International Club and a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church since 1964. She loved working with children and taught for many years at the Porterfield Day School, was a nursery worker there up to the time of her death and taught Sunday School for many years

Those desiring may send memorials to the Porterfield Children’s Ministry or Easter Seals of Southern Georgia.

You may sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family of Mrs. Meyer von Bremen by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

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