OBITUARY: Kathy Josephine McNeely

Kathy Josephine McNeely

Kathy McNeely, age 81, passed away on September 13, 2021 at Vanderbilt Medical Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

She was born in Covington, Louisiana on January 1, 1940. Kathy was a Respiratory Therapist at Forrest General Hospital in Mississippi. She was greatly loved by her community and church family at Gateway Church in Ashland City, Tennessee. Kathy had a contagious laugh and a beautiful spirit that reached everyone she met. She served as a senior officer in the US Navy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John Norris McNeely Jr. and Agnes Jordan-McNeely; sister, Olga Vaniska McNeely; and brother, John McNeely.

She is survived by her daughters, Loni Moran, Monica Ainsworth (Michael), Lisa McAtee, and Hope Shaw (Thomas); her brothers, Perry McNeely and Godfrey McNeely; sisters, Joyce McNeely, Ann McNeely Hibbett, and Martha McNeely-Romo; grandchildren, Wesley Moran (Ana), Christina Cole, Stevi Mitchell (Micah), Patrick Ainsworth (Jennifer), Anthony Patterson, Renee McAtee, Haley Vaughn-Klein (Benjamin), Walker Vaughn, Jacob McAtee, Erin Katelin Bridges (Lane), Sarah Lynn Shaw; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Zachary, Jack, Josie-Claire, Layke, Bentley, Kaylen, Carson, Vanna, and Cassie.

A celebration of life with the presentation of US Military Honors will be held at Gateway Church in Cheatham County on September 18, 2021 at 4 pm.

Cheatham County Funeral Home, LLC 615-792-2552 on-line condolences at

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