John Paul Kirkland

December 24, 1983 ~ July 24, 2020 (age 36)

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John Paul “J.P.” Kirkland, 36, of Gloucester, passed away July 24, 2020.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Free Grace Wesleyan Church, officiated by Pastor Clint Nelson. Friends are welcome to attend the service. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Paul Garvin Kirkland, Jr. and Beverly Kirkland of Gloucester; stepsister, Jennifer Williams of Harkers Island; stepbrother, Robert O’Neal Melby and wife Lucy of Broad Creek; also aunts and uncles, Uncle Joe, Aunt Bridgett Hardin, Aunt Patsy and Aunt Deedee; fiancée Connie Constantine and her children, Frankie, Jr. and Timmy.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Deene Kirkland; grandfather, Paul Garvin Kirkland, Sr.; grandmother, Faye Nelson Kirkland; and grandparents, Lewis and Romana Gurganus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Free Grace Wesleyan Church, PO Box 458, Harkers Island, NC 28531.

The family will receive friends at 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July  29, 2020 at Munden Funeral Home. The same safety guidelines apply.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

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

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July 29, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Memorial Service
July 30, 2020

6:00 PM
Free Grace Wesleyan Church
140 Old Ferry Dock Rd
Harkers Island, NC 28531


Free Grace Wesleyan Church
P.O. Box 458, Harkers Island NC 28531

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