In sadness, we share the news that Rev. Cynthia Langston Kirk died on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Rev. Langston Kirk was a retired elder in the Desert Southwest Conference and was born in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and Claremont School of Theology. In 1997, she was admitted on probation and became an elder in full connection in 2000. Her service included: Tucson: St. Mark’s UMC; Tucson: First UMC; Tucson: Christ Church UM; and Piecing Stories: Creative Art and Spiritual Formation. Rev. Langston Kirk retired in 2015. She was well known among her colleagues for her beautiful liturgical banners and customized stoles.

Cynthia is survived by her husband Leslie, four children and four grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Catalina United United Methodist Church, 2700 East Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716. Clergy are invited to participate in a clergy processional wearing a stole created by Cynthia, if possible. A reception will take place immediately following the service.

Condolences can be sent to Mr. Leslie Kirk, 5708 East Burns Street, Tucson, AZ 85711.

Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Rev. Langston Kirk to:

The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance Parent Support
or
Brain Cancer Research at MD Anderson Hospital
Houston, TX

Remembering God’s word for us, we give thanks to God who gives us the victory over death through Jesus Christ. With gratitude for the life and ministry of Rev. Cynthia Langston Kirk, please hold her family and friends in prayer at this time.

 

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