Katherine Simmons Walker

  • Born: August 13, 1946
  • Died: August 21, 2018
  • Location: Ellenboro, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043

Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

"What has been taken from us is in the safekeeping of our Savior and Lord God for all Eternity."

Message From The Family

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Katherine Simmons Walker, age 72, of Middle Street, Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from this life and has gone to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Kathy, as she was known by all, was born August 13, 1946 in Rutherford County. Kathy was a graduate of Gaffney High School, class of 1964 and worked in the lunchroom at Dunbar Elementary for many years. She was a volunteer for ten years at Chase Corner Ministries and a choir member for thirty-five years at Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church. Kathy was a dedicated church member and also taught Sunday School for twenty-five years.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, James Earl Simmons and Mary Lissie Randolph Simmons.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of forty-six years, Coye Lee Walker as well as her four brothers, James "Jim " Earl Simmons, Jr. (Judy) of Anderson, SC, Robert Bert Simmons (Barbara) of Gaffney, SC, Ervin Wayne Simmons (Tracey) of Blacksburg, SC and Mickey Ray Simmons (Sharon) of Shelby; five sisters, Mary Lounett West (Wayne) of Charlotte, Nancy Carolyn Teague of Gaffney, Martha Ann Wisher of Blacksburg, Sylvia Dean Benton (Junior) of Gaffney and Marilyn Marie Bartee of Shelby.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Billy Poe Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org
"What has been taken from us is in the safekeeping of our Savior and Lord God for all eternity."


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Kathy for six years at forest city dunbar.I loved her dearly, so sweet and caring. She was always happy. She will surely be missed.

Posted by Brittany Hollingsworth - Forest City, NC - Coworker   August 27, 2018

We are sorry for your loss and that we missed the service. Mom and I kept looking in the Shelby paper but today went online. Kathy was a beautiful person inside and out. We know you will miss her. Our families thoughts and prayers are with all her family.

Posted by The Cochrans - Shelby, NC - Family   August 24, 2018

Kathy will be missed. When I visited Harriett Memorial Church, She always made a point of coming to Me and welcomed Me. We always talked about quilting. She loved to do crafts. She was such a wonderful member of the choir. She will be missed on that front row. But feel assured She is singing in Heaven.

Posted by Donna Larch - Boiling Springs, SC - Friend   August 22, 2018

Kathy will be truly missed, but is in heaven walking those streets of gold and rejoicing with our Father. I loved her with all my heart, my prayers and thoughts are with Cory and family.

Posted by Janice Faucett - Boiling Springs, SC - Friend   August 22, 2018

Kathy was a friendly and sweet lady.I worked with her in school foodservice. May the prayers of friends be a comfort to you.May the lord give you comfort during this time. A friend,Shirley Holtzclaw/Rutherfordton,N.C

Posted by Shirley Holtzclaw - Rutherfordton, NC - Friend   August 22, 2018

Sorry for loss.she was a sweet lady and I loved to talk to her at corner ministry's.

Posted by Linda Lovelace - Forest city, NC - Friend   August 22, 2018

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