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Kathleen "Kathy" Amos

April 19, 1947 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 73)

Obituary

Elizabeth Kathleen (“Kathy”) Williams Amos, 73, of Boaz, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Marshall Medical Center South. She was born April 19, 1947 in Albertville. A private graveside service will be held on December 29, 2020 at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Boaz, AL, with Reverends Wayne White and Tony Holcomb officiating and McRae Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers will be Dawson Amos, Dan Williams, Taegan Gallman, Judsly Gallman, and Tony Holcomb. Sawyer Amos will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Edward Keith Amos of Boaz; sons Jason Ryan (Melissa) Amos of Albertville, and Benjamin Keith (Amanda) Amos of Powder Springs, Georgia; grandchildren Dawson Ryan and Christen Marie Amos of Albertville and Abigail Kelley, Benjamin Sawyer, and Lillian Kathleen Amos of Powder Springs, GA; siblings Donald Williams, Tim (Susan) Williams, Frankie Williams all of Boaz, Susan (Gene) Brown of Gadsden and Lisa (Andy) Smith of Huntsville; sister-in-law Karren Amos Garner of Boaz; and a host of nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Nelson Williams and Mary Ruth Perry Williams, father- and mother-in-law Edward E. Amos and Willie Belle Amos; brother-in-law Wendell Garner; and grandparents Martin Luther and Martha Jane Williams and George and Bertie Mae Perry.

Kathy was a graduate of Sardis High School, where she was a cheerleader, and Jacksonville State University, where she majored in math education. She retired from Boaz High School after teaching for a total of 37 years.

She loved her family. She was a devoted wife and partner to Keith and took pride in her sons. However, the joy of her life was her five grandchildren, on whom she doted at every opportunity. She also loved hosting her brothers’ and sisters’ families for holidays and other occasions, cherishing the life-long memories made during these celebrations.

One of her passions was flower gardening. Her walks through and inspections of her gardens served as welcome breaks from her normal routine. Similarly, she worked diligently in her vegetable garden and took every opportunity to give away the bounty of fruits and vegetables she and Keith harvested.

She also loved to travel, including trips to Alaska, Hawaii, and Nova Scotia with Keith, grand tours of the American West with each of her boys when they graduated high school, family vacations to the Great Smoky Mountains, and trips (and lunches) with her closest friends.

She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, with prior memberships at Red Apple Baptist Church and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She enjoyed teaching children in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and the Awana Program.

She was known for being a hard worker, selfless, generous, and above all kind. Throughout her life, her contributions to her family, churches, and schools had a lasting impact on so many people - a legacy that makes her family proud and will live on in the lives she touched.

A special thanks and debt of gratitude to the staff of Marshall Medical Center South who put their lives at risk while caring for her and so many others during the global pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Encompass Health Hospice of Rainbow City, AL, or Bethlehem Baptist Church of Boaz, Alabama.

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