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Mother Arlene Kimbrough

Arlene Kimbrough (Fanies) was born in New York City, NY on March 8, 1942. She was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. Arlene was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Bullock. At the age of four, Arlene was adopted by her mother’s aunt and her husband, Susie and John Fanies.

Arlene was an active disciple of God. She was a devoted member of Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church for more than 40 years where she served on many different ministries; Katherine Hill Kafé, the CMBC Produce Market, and the Grace Peoples Missionary Circle. In addition, Arlene was appointed and served on the Mother Board Ministry. Arlene also loved teaching Sunday school. She was also a reading tutor for the after-school program.

Arlene graduated with honors from East High School in Buffalo, NY. She was a graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing and received her LPN. She later returned to college to receive her Bachelor of Science degree and became an RN. Arlene worked as an LPN and RN at Grant Hospital in Labor and Delivery where she retired after 25 years. Because of her love of nursing and helping people, Arlene continued to work as an RN. She worked 14 years at Molina Health Care up until the time of her hospitalization. She eventually retired at the age of 80 from Molina Health Care as a Case Manager Nurse for expecting mothers.

Arlene was a beloved mother, grandmother, and loyal friend. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving son; Anthony Kimbrough, her loving daughter; Pamela Kimbrough, grandchildren; Collin Kimbrough and Daniel Kimbrough, former daughter-in-law; Connie Benton, former son-in-law; Shawn Hall and a host of cousins, special friends; Mother Carolina Thomas, Mother Maxine Raymore, Deaconess Janice Ross, Teresa Conley, and Stephanie Brown, her Christ Memorial family, extended family members, and dear friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Christ Memorial Baptist Church , 3330 E. Livingston Ave. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Kimbrough Family, visit

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