FRANKLIN - Kathryne Ann Holland Moffitt, born on Feb. 28, 1949, loved by her family, her friends and her church, went on to Glory on Sept. 8, 2020. There was great rejoicing as her mom and dad, Mavis and Kerma Holland, met her at Heaven’s Gate.
Kathy had a “way about her,” as we say in the mountains, that made everyone she came in contact with feel special and loved. Her sense of humor and the ever present twinkle in her eyes kept conversations with Kathy the best ever.
Even though she loved to laugh and cut up, she was also a good listener, and folks knew she cared about whatever she was being told. Her trips on Sundays from the front pews to the back of the church took forever because so many people wanted to speak to Kathy.
Kathy was fun to be with. She loved Porsche automobiles and never met a curvy road she didn’t like. She was the ultimate card sender, recognizing occasions both great and small. She was the mother hen who gathered all her chicks under her wings every chance she had. Those who were fortunate enough to spend time at Don and Kathy’s count themselves as blessed, indeed. Somehow, though, to her grands those family gatherings took place at the venue known only as “Mamaw’s house”.
Kathy had a long career in banking, mostly at Macon Bank/Entegra. She had an even longer career in the ministry, serving with her husband for over 50 years. Her role was more than being a pastor’s wife; she was a true partner. One of her many qualities was her absolute resolve in doing what was right, which only added to her reputation as a prayer warrior and a Jesus lover.
Kathy and her husband, the Rev. Don L. Moffitt, had two sons, David Moffitt and Pepper Moffitt. Then the Lord showered them with the blessings of a grandson and five granddaughters. And, just when she thought there was nothing better than grandbabies, along came great-grandchildren.
When they were small, Kathy especially loved having all five grandgirls spend the night at her house at the same time. Left with all those wonderful memories of their mamaw are Kayla B. Davidson (Brad), Evan S. Drake (Christian), Erin M. Partington (Greg), Carlee B. Moffitt, Alexis T. Moffitt, and Adam R. Cook (Leslie), along with great-grandchildren, Cora Lee Drake, Harper Partington, Grant Cook and Libby Cook.
Kathy’s family meant so much to her. She is also survived by her sisters, Janet C. Holland, Loretta Y. Holland, and Shelby J. Holland; her brothers, Ronnie C. Holland (Sue) and Phillip T. Holland; and her aunt, Bonnie Holland. Along with her parents, three brothers preceded her In death, Leroy Holland, Gilbert Holland, and Michael Holland.
Kathy had a very special and wonderful relationship with her beloved mother-in-love, Clara Moffitt, who predeceased her. She also adored and had a special place in her heart for her “third” son, Steve Maney. Included in Kathy’s survivors are also a multitude of nieces and nephews along with in-laws and those lovingly referred to as out-laws.
The Moffitt family invited those who loved Kathy to a gathering of friends and guests at Prentiss Church of God on Saturday, Sept. 12. A celebration of life service followed. Members of Kathy’s family along with Pastor Kevin Chapman shared thoughts and memories.
Pallbearers were Christian Drake, Brad Davidson, Greg Partington, Darren Holland, Joe Moffitt, Justin Moffitt and Mike Southard
In lieu of flowers, Kathy requested memorials be made to her two favorite charities, which she has supported for many, many years, giving her family direct orders to continue to donate to these worthy causes:
• St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105
• Shriners Hospitals for Children—Greenville, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605.
Momma, serving you in this one final, earthly act is the greatest honor for the Funeral Care Company you and Daddy inspired, Moffitt Family Funeral Care.
Condolences may be made at moffittfamilyfuneralcare.com.