May 15, 2021

Mrs. Jean Kitchens

Mrs. Shelvia Jean Hornsby Kitchens, age 82, of Franklin passed away October 5, 2019.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kitchens will be conducted Monday October 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Bingham and Bro. Blaine Brumbelow officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home Monday afternoon from 12:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service.

Mrs. Kitchens was born August 14, 1937 in Randolph County, AL to the late Joseph Thompson Hornsby and Essie Susie Gillespie Hornsby.

A Baptist by faith, she enjoyed listening to Gospel music. One of her favorite evangelists was Dr. Charles Stanley.

She was an excellent cook and was especially skilled at baking cakes. She worked for several years in the lunchroom at Centralhatchee Elementary School. Afterward she became the head cook at the Heard County Senior Center, from where she retired after more than 20 years of service.

One of her favorite activities was decorating. She was famous for the displays at her home for each holiday, among them Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. She also liked to go shopping.

She held a special place in her heart for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sunday meals with everyone at the house were a treasured tradition. She had an extended family of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Survivors include one daughter, Tammie Teal (Ronnie); two sons, Tyron Kitchens (Sherry) and Keith Kitchens (Andre) all of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Clint Teal, Miranda Cammon (Ronny), Ryan Kitchens, Tylon Kitchens, Macie Cassel, Lauren Shelnutt (Casey), and Adam Cook (Mayra); five great-grandchildren, Tucker Cammon, Chase Cammon, Ty Shelnutt, Kadi Shelnutt, and Amelia Cook; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to Lannett Abney.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Kitchens, four sisters: Willie Kate Hornsby, Eunice Ridley, Era Walston, and Eris Walston; and two brothers: Coy Hornsby and Etsel Hornsby.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


  1. Kacelia Hornsby says

    Aunt Jean was always there for everyone, especially her family, she was always cooking and carrying food to
    everyone, she was always so full of life and love, we will surely miss you Aunt Jean

  2. Tesia McCormick says

    God Bless & Comfort this family. Carry them during this difficult time.. So sorry Tammy, Tyron & Keith. Your Mom was a Blessing to many & will be missed by many. You will miss her always.

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