Mr. Kevin Lamont Millsaps Sr. was born in Iredell County on June 13, 1975, to Rev. Glenn Sexton Millsaps Sr. and Kathy Summers Millsaps. He departed this life on Monday, January 8, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kevin graduated from North Iredell High School and was a member of Zion Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, where he was a drummer. He was a self-employed truck driver with MKM Trucking LLC and was a very skilled mechanic. He never met a stranger and was always willing to give of himself to others. His big cheeks, dimples and enormous smile captured your heart. Kevin had many hobbies, including riding his Harley, conquering trails on his four-wheeler, rabbit hunting, playing with his grandchildren, and cruising to the Caribbean Islands. He was an avid sports fan and could regularly be found watching basketball and especially his beloved Dallas Cowboys.

Kevin’s passion centered around his family and friends. Kevin was very proud of his son Kevin Jr.’s service in the Army as a military police soldier specialist and his daughter Kendall’s performances at dance recitals. He loved to talk about his childhood and the awesome times he spent bonding with his siblings. He cherished his parents and admired their perseverance as they battled cancer throughout the years.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his significant other, Cynthia Page Morris; one son, Kevin Millsaps Jr. of Claremont; two daughters, Kendall Morris of Statesville and Rylah Clements of Maryland; four stepchildren, Nolan Morris and Allen Grant of the home and Shanae and Jared Robinson of Statesville; five grandchildren, Ava Millsaps of Raleigh, Isabella Morris, Willow Morris, Gage Morris, and Nova Grant; two brothers, Glenn Sexton Millsaps Jr. of Raleigh, and Michael Travis Millsaps of Stony Point; one sister, Tammy Michelle Millsaps of New London, Conn.; three nieces, Kelsey, Hope and Holly Millsaps; two nephews, Glenn Millsaps III and Justice Millsaps; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life services will be held at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 81 Zion Chapel Road, Hiddenite, N.C., at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

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Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary is serving the Millsaps family.

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