Kim May Craig 1964 — 2018

Kim May Craig. Photo courtesy of Autumn McAllister.
Kim May Craig. Photo courtesy of Autumn McAllister.

Kim May Craig, 54, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on December 11, 2018. A bohemian gypsy in the purest form, Kim had been a long-standing fixture in Atlanta’s music, arts, and entertainment scene. Known for her beauty inside and out, her warm personality, and her incredible wit, Kim lived with passion and loved with all of her being. She touched and enriched the lives of others through her contagious enthusiasm for art, music, literature, theatre, and God. She was a loyal patron of almost every entertainment venue in Atlanta. In her teens and early 20s, she attended music shows at the Metroplex and 688. She worked at Oxford Books in the Peachtree Battle store and at the Theatre League of Atlanta. In her 30s, she served as the VIP bar staff at the legendary Club 112. Today, the majority of Southeast Atlanta residents in their 30s and 40s could easily play a game of “six degrees to Kimi.” She enlightened and inspired a whole new generation of young creatives in the local community. Although she struggled with opioid addiction throughout her adult life, she found stability in medication-assisted treatment and viewed Methadone as a lifesaver. Through her success with treatment, she became a strong advocate of seeking help for mental health and substance use, and wanted to break the stigma of medication-assisted treatment. A fighter, a leader, and a lover in every sense of her being, Kim led her life with her heart. She treated all human beings as friends and valued everyone’s journey without judgment, facilitating others suffering with substance addiction to seek treatment, including providing transportation, meals, and support. Kim’s compassionate assistance to others inspired her daughter to pursue a career as a licensed mental health counselor for a nonprofit organization. Her brilliance, warmth, charm, and humor will be greatly missed by all who knew her and will inspire any who had the privilege to come in contact with her.

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