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Kathy Heaton Alexander

Kathy Heaton Alexander, 73, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at her residence. Kathy was born in Banner Elk, N.C., to the late Charles Frank and Alice Jewel Campbell Heaton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Heaton.
Kathy was a speech therapist for the Carter County School System for over 30 years and was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Women’s Civic Club of Elizabethton for many years and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Holly Alexander Burton of Elizabethton, Curt Alexander and wife Audra of Elizabethton and Charles Alexander of High Point, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, Jon Shell, Charles Shell, Zoe Mays and husband Jared, Madeline Shell, David Garland, Daniel Garland, Rose Garland, Curtis Burton, Ava Alexander, Alaina Alexander, Curt Alexander III and Isla Alexander; and two great-grandchildren, Knox Mays and Callum Mays.
The family will hold a private graveside service at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Mark Grubb officiating. Mr. Jon Shell will provide music on bagpipes. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Robert and Charlotte Woody and Mrs. Linda Dishner for being such wonderful neighbors to Kathy. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Kathy and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.