Kim Malpass Vines, 44 years old, went to the loving embrace of her Lord and Savior, Jesus on July 17, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Kim was an incredible woman. Her nickname in her family was Marshmallow, because she was so soft hearted and so sweet but could and did bounce back from life’s trials. Her trials are over, and she is receiving her reward for her incredible life of love and compassion. To her friends she was an unceasing source of strength and love, and to her family she was pure joy. Kim was a super mom, a super friend and a super daughter.
She is a devoted and loving Mom to Emily Jane Vines and Rebecca Claire Vines; beloved daughter of Jane and Lee Malpass; loving sister of John (Shea), Mark (Tonia), Barbara, and Nick (Sharon). She was predeceased by her sister Mary (Jason). She is the beloved niece of Marilyn (Tom) Moldovan and Cathy (John) LiVecchi-Mikucki. She leaves behind bereaved nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless grieving friends all who love her dearly and share wonderful memories of this angel on earth. Whether you knew Kim at Vance, Alexander, Iredell or Catawba County Departments of Social Services or Appalachian State University, at Forest Park Presbyterian Church or just in her extended community of the circle of love she created, you knew what a remarkable woman she was. Everyone who knew her, knew of her indomitable spirit and determination, knew that she circled her friends with a blanket of compassion as they did her, and knew of her strong work ethic. If you were her friend you know that she would tackle any task that you needed from baking a cake, to providing a shoulder to cry on, to planning your wedding.
Her church participation and charitable work and involvement in Chiari and other organizations was life-changing for people she had never even met. Kim will be remembered and so very missed by thousands whose lives she touched in her many roles. Aside from being an angel who loved angels, she was also famous for her many talents and abilities – she was a gifted social worker, a kind and thoughtful supervisor, a talented baker who created the most beautiful and clever cakes, a visionary who could construct a scrap book or put together a party or participate in a special church service. Joy was created by Kim, joy followed Kim and now she is joy in heaven.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Forest Park Presbyterian Church in Statesville, NC. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and the service will begin at 2:00 p.m… A reception will be held in the fellowship hall after the service. Flowers sent to the church will be warmly received and donations may be made to the church for a college fund for Emily and Rebecca Vines. The mailing address of the church is: PO Box 1222, 1026 Davie Ave, 28677. Please indicate donations are for the Vines Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.