Dwaine Kirksey Death, Obituary – My older brother Dwaine Kirksey was suddenly removed from this world yesterday evening. The circumstances surrounding his passing are unknown. We have suffered terrible losses, and we cannot even begin to comprehend what has happened to us. Just doesn’t look genuine. We ask that you continue to pray for our family, particularly for his wife Elaine as she goes through this difficult time. Yes, Dwaine was a part of the decision-making process when it came to naming me. My father, Dwaine, was the one who chose my first name, and he went with “Elaine” for me because that was the name of his high school sweetheart who went on to become his wife.
My middle name is also Dwaine. Dwaine had already finished his senior year of high school by the time I was born, so he was already an adult. I shall miss you very dearly, Big Brother, and know that you are loved by me. Always making sure to end his texts and phone calls with “I love you, Little Sister,” he would say this again. I LOVE YOU, BIG BROTHER, AND YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. Today, I have made it a point to continually reminding myself of how many members of our family who went away before us were thrilled to be reunited with him. I believe that this will help me feel closer to them.
In the course of his life, he has battled and triumphed over a number of illnesses, and as a result, he is currently in perfect health and has no complaints. As a direct result of the circumstances, Elaine and her sister Pat have both experienced a significant amount of mental and emotional anguish. Both of them were bereaved of their husbands earlier this week, with Pat’s husband passing away just one day before Dwaine’s. Everything just feels strange to me. I would ask that you pray for both of them as they go through this trying time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. I am well aware that the days that are still to come will be filled with a variety of challenges.