Funeral services were held at 4 this afternoon at All Saints Episcopal Church in Thomasville.
The family asked that the media observe from a distance saying no cameras were allowed inside the church. Ireland died at her home on February 15.
Ireland was known for her conservation efforts helping timbers and others to preserve the red hills of North Florida and South Georgia.
Ireland's name covers Highway 319 between Thomasville and Tallahasseee, the sign reads "Kate Ireland Parkway."