Katherine Fugate

Katherine "Kitty" Fugate

August 1, 1942 - June 12, 2020
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Katherine Leonard Fugate (Kitty) 77, of Roanoke, passed away on June 12, 2020.

Kitty was born on August 1, 1942 in Roanoke, VA to the late Emmett and Nellie Leonard. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted sons Bill Fugate, Jimmy Fugate and Ronnie Fugate (Tonda); grandchildren Haley and Ryan Fugate, Justin Pleasants; sister Betty Nelson (Alex), brother Jim Leonard (Vicki) and a host of nieces and nephews all of whom she adored.

Kitty was a lifetime employee of Allstate where she retired in 2000 and was a member of Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church. She loved traveling to Myrtle Beach with her longtime friends and spending time with her family, especially attending events for her grandchildren. She enjoyed yard sales, reading books, crossword puzzles and crocheting. Kitty always liked to play practical jokes and absolutely loved everything Coca-Cola.

A service celebrating Kitty’s life will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Oakey’s South Chapel with Rev. Msgr. Patrick Golden officiating. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make a donation in Kitty’s honor to Feeding Southwest Virginia or Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church. Arrangements by Oakey’s South Chapel.
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    June 16, 2020 | 11:00am
    June 16, 2020 11:00am
    Oakey's South Chapel
    4257 Brambleton Ave. SW
    Roanoke 24018
    Msgr. Patrick Golden


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Dwight Walker

Posted at 03:07pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Fugate was a great person and always made me feel welcome. She raised some great boys. God Bless all of you.

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Karen Wilson

Posted at 08:58pm
I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to the memorial service. Kitty was absolutely the BEST neighbor anyone could hope for. From the beginning 6 years ago, she was welcoming, caring, and considerate. Always looking out for my home when I was working or away. Always asking about my family. I enjoyed sharing flowers as I knew she had been an avid gardener.
I will miss her as I know so many will.

Barry LeNoir

Posted at 10:44am
Kitty was our neighborhood Mom. She was always so kind, giving, and gracious, even when we kids were undeserving of such grace. I am a better person because of Kitty's care for us growing up. Much LOVE to Ronnie & Tonda, Jimmy, Bill, from all the LeNoirs (Bob & Alm in Montclair, and me & Angie in Botetourt).

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