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Bryan & Jen Barrett posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019We were totally shocked to hear about our beautiful friend Kathy’s passing. Our hearts are so very sad. The only comfort is knowing we will see her again in heaven. Kathy was a friendly, loving, adorable, funny, quirky cute, easy-going, special person; a loving mom and grandma, a beautiful sister in Christ and so much more and we are truly blessed to have known her! My husband and I met Kathy while on vacation in Bryson City in May 2017, at the local laundromat. We went in to wash some clothes. Right off the bat Kathy was very warm, friendly and helpful telling us to use a better machine and then we got to talkin. My husband and Kathy both grew up in the Plant City area around the same time and we all just hit it off. Kathy was so funny too. While I was folding clothes at the laundromat, I noticed a little doggie hot dog charm on the folding table and I turned it over to Kathy and she said “oh, I have one of those kinds of dogs, I’ll just keep the charm on my necklace and if someone comes looking for it I’ll be able to give it to them.” The next day we met up for breakfast and yes Kathy was wearing her hot dog charm necklace, grinning ear to ear. She was too cute! We’ve been friends ever since, keeping in touch via texts and phone calls. We also hooked up on our annual visits to Bryson City, seeing her in May 2018, then May 2019. We are truly thankful and grateful that this past May we were able to see Kathy again. We met up with her for church, then breakfast afterwards. In the afternoon we reconnected for a light hike at Deep Creek. That time spent with her is such a cherished memory. Thank you Lord that we had that time with Kathy! Our sincerest condolences go out to her children and family and everyone who knew her. Kathy was a very special and wonderful person who will be missed dearly. Our love and prayers are with you all! Bryan and Jen Barrett Sunrise, FL
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Teresa Garland posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 2, 2019Erin & family, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was always such a sweet person. Please know that you are all in my prayers.
Roberta Gloyne posted a condolence
Monday, July 1, 2019My deepest condolences to Kathy's family, friends, coworkers and former coworkers. She will be missed. Kathy was a kind, outstanding person.
Sheree Johnson posted a condolence
Sunday, June 30, 2019My deepest condolences to her family, friends, coworkers and former coworkers - You all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks and months to come.
Lynn and Joyce Cody posted a condolence
Sunday, June 30, 2019Dear Family We are so sorry about Kathy all of you are in our thoughts and prayers we love you Lynn and Joyce Cody
Dave Dugan posted a condolence
Sunday, June 30, 2019Kathy, was a perpetual fountain of love and compassion with the heart of John and the zeal of Paul who saw beauty in everyone and everything equally. I never ceased to be amazed,as she would light up and exclam ,I think I saw so and so and run off to catch up with them.I think many of us try to protect our heart from hurt, while she like a combat medic ran unprotected and vulnerable to give injections of unconditional love to all who needed it, she left a part of her with everyone including the tiniest creatures she met. And there will always be with us
Barbara Styles lit a candle
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Brenda Wood posted a condolence
Saturday, June 29, 2019Kathy and I worked together at Angel Home Health here in Bryson City. She was truly loved by her patients and coworkers. She will be missed. She always had a smile for everyone. She is now walking the streets of gold in heaven . Love and prayers to her family and loved ones.
Kristin Martin posted a condolence
Saturday, June 29, 2019I met Kathy through the Church services at VictoryBaptsit Church. We clicked and I found a friend. I will miss you my friend. I am glad you were achosen one of GOD, I want to see you in Heaven. Love. KRistin & Ed Martin
Suzanna Blanchard posted a condolence
Saturday, June 29, 2019Although I did not know Kathy we have had the pleasure and honor spending practically the last year w her son Steven and his fiance Risa. Kathy must have been an extremely loving and caring person to raise such smart and considerate young man. We were really looking forward to meeting her this summer. Our prayers and thoughts are with her friends and family. Our Condolences, Suzanna Blanchard Rick Johnson
Tina Willyard posted a condolence
Saturday, June 29, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are always here for you.
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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Taressa Day posted a condolence
Saturday, June 29, 2019One of my dearest friends, you couldn’t ask for any nicer, better, caring, loving person because they didn’t make them any better than Kathy! She will be missed by so many people. Prayers for her children, grandson and family
Carolyn Cloer posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019I have known sweet Kathy for many years when she worked for home health d was my Daddy's nurse. She had also bought tires all these years from Bud and we enjoyed reminiscing when she stopped by our house a few months ago. Great person and great friend JGPGG
KATHY WALDROUP posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019KATHY...GO REST HIGH...MY (ANGEL) FRIEND! YOU BLESSED (ALOT) OF PEOPLE/ANIMALS WITH YOUR PRECIOUS (SELFLESS) LOVE!!! MY HEART IS BROKEN...ESPECALLY FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL MOM/FAMILY! I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE MANY STARS IN YOUR CROWN! MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO (ALL)! OUR SINCERE LOVE/PRAYERS FROM CHEROKEE... KATHY/KIDS/MOM-GRANNY BERT
Mindy Ledford posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019I knew Kathy for only 3 years but she was a friend. I think she was everyone’s friend. She was kind and full of life and happiness and she loved God. She will be missed and my memories of her will be cherished.
Lisa Waldroup posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019I got to know Kathy when we worked Graham Swain Home Health...we have remained friends all these years. She was the sweetest person. Gonna miss her. Thoughts and prayers vwith the family
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Diann W. Ball posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019Extending my deepest sympathy to all the family in the loss of your precious Mama, Grandmother- Losing a loved one is never easy. I pray for God's loving care and comfort for your family. Kathy and I became friends many years ago and shared laughs and stories every time we met. Kathy was the kind of person you never forget.
Teresa Hooper posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019Kathy was a very special and beautiful person. She brought a lot of light and happiness to all that knew her. Kind, gentle, always helpful and smiling. She was a true Earth Angel that is now a Heavenly Angel with a sparkling and shining halo. The brightest star in the Heavens will be Kathy - smiling down upon everyone she left behind. May all her loved ones find peace in having shared time on earth with such a beautiful soul.
Judy Heffner Hipps posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019I’m so sorry that Kathy has passed. She was one of my mom’s caregivers during the last two years of her life and was such a huge help. Her heart was open for people and animals alike, and she will be missed by many. My prayers are for her family to find peace and comfort from the Lord and from the many others who loved her.
Darla Kirkland posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019Oh how my heart was saddened when I received the news of Kathy's passing. She was the same anywhere you saw her. We had great times at Stecoah High School and I can't leave out our run in's and our local stores. Never seen Kathy when she wasn't smiling. My heart goes out to the family. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort. Prayers for everyone!
Beth Cline posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Kathy will be deeply missed by so many. She had a sweet & giving soul. I still can’t believe that she’s gone. She was very dear to me and one of my closest friends. We shared so many laughs and tears together through the years. My thoughts and prayers are with Steven, Erin, Leo, & entire family at this time.
Carolyn Allison posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019I am so sorry to read of Kathy's passing. She was always thinking of others and had such an energy about her. I can not believe she is gone. She will be deeply missed.
Kathleen Burns posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Kathy was such a sweet and caring person. She loved everybody especially her children and grandchild Leo! Gone too soon. I will miss her. RIP my friend. Love Kathleen.
Amanda Sweet posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019I am so very sad to hear this. I have known Kathy since I was a kid and have nothing but wonderful memories of her. She sure adored her children and grandson! For months now, I saw her at least once or twice a week at the library or Ingles and we always had the best conversations. Laughing, catching up, reminiscing, every single time, and she always asked about my family. She was one of the sweetest, loving people I have ever known and I will miss her so much! Will see u again in Heaven my precious sister in Christ. ❤️
Theresa Cunningham Moss (Burch) posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Erin and Steven, I'm so sorry about Your mom. She was a sweet person and she did a lot to help to help hurting people. I'm asking God to carry you in his arms at this time. Love and Prayers, Theresa Moss (Burch)
Kim Bailey Newman posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019I am at a loss of words... my heart breaks for you Erin and Steven your mom was a very special woman. I will always remember her giggle and how she would cover her mouth with her hand. Memory time:. Back in the day she and I took a trip to Asheville in a very little yellow car she had, i drove because she didn't like to drive that far from home on the way back from our fun day it rained a lot and every time i would hit a small puddle the car would shift and i ask kathy is there something wrong with your car? ..oh no it does that sometime, nothing to worry about ..all the way the car was doing this and I was a nervous wreck thinking I was going to wreck her car...once we got home I walked the car trying figure out what was wrong ,,looking at the tires they were bald!! Kathy in a giggle said oh yeah they been that way a while but that shouldn't cause the car to act up!!! Kathy was one to always see the good in everything. I loved her and will think of her when driving in the rain .❤
Jaime Cline Craig posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019I am so sorry. I wish I had the right words to say. Your Mom was such a sweet and special friend. In our younger days we had many happy, sad and fun memories. She was always a wonderful friend. I will be keeping each of you in my prayers.
Connie Bryson lit a candle
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Jim & Judy Hensley posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Our sweet neighbor for number of years on Jenkins Branch, Kathy was a God-send to many who needed her in-home care and loving, gentle touch. So sorry, Erin, Steven, and Leo. This earthly angel has a new home and rest. We give thanks for her life. May your memories be sweet and of great comfort to you in the times to come.
Andrea Crisp posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019I wish I had words to comfort each of you but I don't. I do not have any doubt though where this precious soul is though. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Her greatest love was her children and grandchild. Love and prayers to you all.
Rita & Frank Jones posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Erin and Steven, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always smiling to everyone. Will miss seeing her friendly face. Love to you both.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Pam Ball posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Erin and Steven, So sorry for your loss. Kathy was a very sweet person.
Charles Clemson posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Kathy and I were childhood friends and partners in many escapades during our early years of family vacations in the mountains, where we rode motorcycles/dirt bikes thru the winding roadways. We waded many streams ; even catching frogs, were taken Snipe hunting which was the big laugh on us. Many more adventures that carried us into our adult lives! We both married and raised family’s! After many years we reunited as in the past and never forgot those times and stories that shaped us! She is s beloved friend and wonderful mother and grandmother! I will truly miss talking and seeing her again, but will surely see her when I am called home too!
Lee Anne Williams posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019I am praying for the family! I am so very saddened and will miss Kathy’s friendship! I believe Kathy is at peace in God’s great kingdom!
Dusty and Janis Satterfield posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019We are so sorry for your loss, sending you prayers
Jodi kesselring posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019I first met Kathy when she came into my Herb business. As a CNA, DtY6D our paths crossed often. We visited at my mother house this past weekend. She had planned to help me with caring for Mother. Mom was so pleased to have met her. Kathy is walking with Jesus today, in her new home. Such a hard worker and helping so many people in need. You will be missed girl. May the family find peace.
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