Kitty Ann Gilpin

  • Born: January 6, 1942
  • Died: March 13, 2019
  • Location: Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Radzieta Funeral Home

9 Hand Avenue
P.O. Box 37
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Tel. (609) 465-7458

Tribute & Message From The Family

GILPIN, KITTY ANN (KENTON), 77, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed on March 13, 2019 in Cape May Court House, NJ. She was born on January 6, 1942 in Camden, NJ. She was the third of six children to the late Edgar Jackson Kenton, Jr. and Jessie Elizabeth (Jones) Kenton of Camden, NJ. Kitty, affectionately known as Ann, was educated in the Camden City Public School District. She was active in sports and Girl Scouts up to graduating from Camden High School in 1960. Ann relocated to Cape May County where she worked at Crest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Cape May Court House as a CNA and in sanitation. She retired in 2002 with 33 years of service.

Ann was blessed with the birth of her children Vienna, Howard, Jr. and Marsha whom she shared with her former spouse, the late Howard Gilpin, Sr. Ann valued the importance of family and was known as the keeper of the Kenton & Jones family history and lineage. She enjoyed sharing family memories to include photos and keepsakes passed throughout generations. She loved being a mother and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a pillar in her community and was a devoted member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served on numerous committees and auxiliaries to include the Cape May/Cumberland County Congress of Christian Education, Youth Department, Sunday School, Choir, Trustee Board (Chairperson) and the Maude S. Walker Cape May/Cumberland County Missionary. Ann is revered as a source of wisdom and throughout her life she remained an example of beauty, joy, humility, strength, resilience and above all her unwavering faith in God. Her scripture is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

Ann was preceded in death by brothers Edgar III, Thomas and Roger Kenton; sister Jacqueline (Kenton) Trueblood and daughter Marsha Gilpin. Her memory is cherished by her daughter Vienna Spaulding; son Howard Gilpin, Jr.; grandchildren, Fred III (Candice), Howard III (Kristine), Andrew Sr. (Lisa), Joshua and Sabria; great-grandchildren, Nailah, Nasir, Juliano, Hayden, Natalia, Timothy, Andrew Jr., Tobias, Caliana, Joshua and Tyon; brother Odis W. Kenton, Sr. (Emma); sisters-in-law Sheila and Mary Kenton; cousins Scottie Jones and Edna Gibson; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, Mount Olive Church family, neighbors, colleagues and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 46 East Atlantic Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Viewing 9:30-11:00 am and service 11:00 am. Interment: Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Cape May Court House, NJ.