Hillevi "Vee" Kirkland

June 3, 2020


Hillevi Kirkland, whom many also had known as "Vee", passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020 in Lakeland, FL. Vee was born in White Plains, NY on September 12, 1934 but eventually settled in Lakeland, FL with her mother, Edna Ewerts and brother, Karl Ewerts. Vee attended Lakeland High School, where she was a cheerleader. Vee worked as a bookkeeper for over 30 years and eventually retired in her 80s. She was an avid writer and published an autobiography, The Rippling Effect, in September of 2004. Vee loved her church, Unity in the Grove Church, and her family and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Edna and Karl Joseph Ewerts and her husband, William Perman Kirkland. She is survived by her sister, Sylvia Ewerts, her brother, Karl Ewerts, (Betty), her sons, William Wakeman, III, (Sandy), David Wakeman, (Mary Anne), Ron Kirkland, Don Kirkland, (Beth), and daughter Vicki Walker. Vee had nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be announced at a later date.

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