M. Clements

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 10, 2009

M. Kathy Clements
COURTLAND—Mary Katherine Clements, 57, loving mother and grandmother, died at home surrounded by her daughters and special angels on June 3, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on July 9, 1951 in Richmond. She was raised in Courtland by the late Lawrence Allen “Dick” and Katherine Thornton Clements.
Survivors include two daughters, Katie Cobb and husband Joey of Drewryville and Kelly Iles and husband Brian of Santa Clarita, Calif.; six beloved grandchildren, Cullen, Zachary, Mary-Katherine, and Tucker Cobb and Brandon and Avery Iles; two sisters, Carolyn Purvis and husband Robbie of Franklin and Nancy Owen and husband, Edward of Richmond; and a large, loving extended family.
While most of her adult life was spent raising her two daughters, she also worked for years as an eligibility worker at the Department of Social Services in Courtland where she retired.
During her 57 years of life, she touched the lives of all those around her.
Her infectious personality made her an instant friend.
She dearly loved her family and friends, and she never met a stranger.
During her long battle with cancer, she served as an inspiration to so many people.
She leaves behind many important legacies, but one of the most important ones was her ability to transform the chemotherapy room at Southampton Memorial Hospital from a depressing and fearful experience into a place where people from all aspects of life would bond as one team to march towards a courageous victory, bonding and sharing fears, friendship and food.
Her memorial service will be held on the front lawn of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Courtland Friday at 4 p.m.
Afterwards, her daughters welcome family and friends to continue to celebrate and honor her life at her home at 26117 Rochelle St. in Courtland.
In memory of her everlasting courage and strength, her daughters invite you to dress casually and show support by wearing pink.
Donations can be made The American Cancer Society or Partners Among Cats and Canines (PACC) P.O. Box 1133, Franklin, VA 23851.
Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is assisting the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org.