Meredith Oneita Doss Kilpatrick, 89, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 in League City, Texas. She was born on April 15, 1929, in Bibb County, Alabama to the late Henry Houston Doss and Ethel Caddis Doss. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hamilton Kilpatrick; her paternal grandparents, Samuel Uriah Doss and Cora Stevens Doss; her maternal grandparents, John Wesley Caddis and Margaret Clements Caddis; and her sisters, Exie Doss Newton and Merrell Doss Elam.
She attended Frankston Elementary, a one-room school, and graduated from Bibb County High School. Oneita graduated from Central Wesleyan College, Central, South Carolina, and Marion College, Marion, Indiana. She was the secretary for the Bibb County Extension Service, Bibb County, Alabama for a while. On December 26, 1954, Oneita married Earl Hamilton Kilpatrick. She taught 7th grade at East Flat Rock Elementary School, East Flat Rock, NC and middle school at Mills River before teaching fourth grade for eleven years at Faith Christian Day School, Hendersonville, NC. She and her husband moved to the La Feria/Santa Rosa, Texas area in 1973. She served as the bookkeeper for Frontier Baptist Missions for 41 years.
Oneita was a long-time member of Friendship Baptist Church, Saluda, NC.
She is survived by her son, David (Michelle) Kilpatrick, League City, TX; Daughter, Beth (Craig) Bookout, Lytle, TX; grandsons, Stephen Bookout, Austin, TX and Cpt. Nathan Bookout, Ft. Carson, CO.; her brother-in-law, Ray (Libby) Kilpatrick, Concord, NC and nieces.
Funeral services will be at held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, August 4 , 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church, Saluda, NC with Rev. Henry Vegter and Rev. Teddy Shumpert officiating. Visitation will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, Saluda, NC from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
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