You were always like a second mother to me. I will always remember your teachings.
Joyce Camp Fox
We will always remember you as one of the greatest educators of all time!
I am sorry for your loss. Mrs Crosby was my teacher. She will be missed. She kept her students in line and we do not have a lot of teacher that reached out to their kid but at the same time you were being discipline. My mom passed and it is hard but one day at a time.
Mrs. Crosby was my 2nd grade teacher at Lincoln Heights. She was a remarkable educator who nurtured, entertained, and cultivated her students' abilities. I am glad she is a part of my story.
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.
Mrs. Crosby was my principal at Billingsville. She was a dynamo of love, affection and compassion. She had one of those personalities and spirits that stay with you long after direct interaction has ceased.
In some way, I owe my professional and civic path to her and others who provided understanding of the importance of helping those in proximity while reaching back for others who need a hand.
Mrs.Crosby(called Miss Crosby with all due respect)was everyone's teacher at Lincoln Heights. She made you feel so special whenever in her presence.
So much can be said as to how she influenced a positive learning experience.
Thanks Miss Crosby for being there at the beginning of my educational experience.
Mrs Crosby taught me in the second grade at Pineville School. She was teacher I always think of and want to be remembered as she was.
I wish I had known she was here in Houston because I would love to have seen her often.
Mr and Mrs Crosby often entertained my parents and me in their home. Often spent time with her after church. They were lovely people.
Mrs Crosby was a wonderful teacher and someone I wanted to pattern my life after.
She lit up the world with her smile. As a student at Billingsville Ele. in the early 70's I witnessed first hand how hard she worked to bring all "her babies" together. At that time I was being bullied by other students, she saw it and reached out to me. She invited me to eat lunch with her in her office often just to check in and support me in any way she could. This changed my life! Someone saw me, cared about me, and loved me the way only Kat could. She was a GREAT woman and friend. I was blessed to know her. All my love to her family. Shelly Graham
A beautiful woman with a beautiful smile has a beautiful resting place. We should all be so blessed.
Mrs. Crosby was never my teacher but I always wished she had. All the other kids hoorayed when they new she would be teacking them. Not only did she work with kids in school she was a superb mentor and teacher to all of us kids at First Baptist Church. Mrs. Crosby left an impression on us we will never forget.
A light that illuminates not only in our lives, but in the lives of many who never encountered~this woman of virtue.
Dear Joe and Kathy,
May God Bless you. I truly treasure all the beautiful times your mother was a special guiding light in my life. The beginning was at Lincoln Heights Elementary , then a special visit before my wedding at home and a most important visit at Myers Park , one of my first teaching assignments(just to mention a few special moments). Your mother was a joy and inspiration to us all. My prayers are with you at this time.
Kathy and Joe,
Your mother "Kat" was a "Phenomenal Woman" and left her mark on the world
by the way she lived. She made a difference and touch the lives of so many people in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System and the entire community. She was an angel and a "gift" from God. We are so sorry for your loss.
To the memory and I should add fond, memories of my 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Lincoln Heights. The best teacher ever! Thanks for the love you rendeered to all of your students. Forever grateful... Marilyn Brown(Stinson) Atlanta GA
You will be missed Mrs Crosby!!!! Former student and fellow church member.....
Dear Joe and Kathy, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. As a young girl growing up on Druid Circle, I admired your mother so much. I thank God for having the pleasure to know her. She made a positive impact on my life. My prayers are with your family. May the God of all comfort; comfort you and give you peace.
Kathy and Joe,
I will forever treasure those memories in 1st and 2nd grades with Mrs. Crosby as my favorite teacher at Lincoln Heights. I truly loved her, as well as the influence that she had over my life. Mrs. Crosby is the reason that I chose Education as a profession. She was not only brilliant, but so much fun! I will always love and remember Mrs. Kat Crosby.
Sending oour deepest sympathy to the Crosby and Ross family
Cooper M. Brown and family
Vanessa Thomas, Gail Blackmon, Marilyn Stinson
I am sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. You have my deepest sympathies. May the "God that supplies comfort and endurance" be with you during this difficult time.-Romans 15:5
— A. Williams, Charlotte, North Carolina
Kathy, Joe and families. We are deeply moved by the lost of your mother. I remember joyfully the times we spent together at Thanksgiving. She was a joy to be with. You are remembered in my daily prayers and Masses. Our Love,Pat, Henry, Neyluz,& Children
We loved Aunt Kitty !! We spent so many wonderful meals and holidays with her, Uncle Joe, Kathy and Joey. Our New Year's Chittling Feast was a family tradition for many years. She and Uncle Joe never missed the opportunity to connect with family and friends over food. They encouraged displays of talent from the younger nieces and nephews. No matter how bad my children sang, they got loud applause from their parents, grandparents, Uncle Joe and Aunt Kitty.
The memories are PERFECT !! They are filled with joy and love and a deep sense of family.
Aunt Kitty touched many lives. We are thankful for her presences in ours. We will always hear her encouraging words, her laugh and feel her hand pushing us on to do better than we thought we could.
God Bless you Aunt Kitty and give your soul eternal peace.
Joey and Kathy, we send our prays and love.
Lauren, Ross and Joe Grant
I am truly saddened by the passing of the Best Second Grade Teacher I could ever have. She was awesome in many ways. I and my family will always remember you. Love you Mrs. Crosby, Jean Clawson Perry
Joe and Kathy,
I remember your mom and always thought she was such a beautiful woman. She was truly an inspiration to many. I know she'll be missed and I pray God continue to comfort you and your family.
Kathy and Family,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless and give you strength, peace and comfort in your time of need. Love you.
A dedicated dynamo-Kat's tireless dedication, integrity, & personal dignity will be greatly missed! We're enriched for having known her. With Deepest Sympathy. Family of Ms. Cassandra Harris Mathis-Sons Corey F. & Edward G. Mathis 9101 Joyce Kilmer Dr. Charlotte, NC 28213-3523
Mrs. Crosby, you had such influence in my life that I can remember the advice that you gave me sometime ago "Little lady ...you are a very powerful person and with your intelligence you can have the world, so continue on that road ahead".
Kathy and Joe,
May I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother, Mrs. “Kat” Crosby. My initial acquaintance with her extends back to when you I were Junior High school students together in Charlotte, NC. However it was not until she became a hair styling customer of my wife, Cynthia, that I got to know her a little more personal and our friendship developed. I always knew and appreciated her and your father's work as insurance and educational professionals. They were great parents also. Our prayers are with you always.
Kat Crosby was a giant in the cause of equal rights not only in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, but nationally as well. The Charlotte community owes her an enormous amount of thanks and gratitude for her countless contributions to justice and to the improvement of the educational system.
Hi Kathy and Joe,
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life and memories of your mother. She was my first and second grade teacher at Lincoln Heights Elementary. Your mom was a very caring and loving person who brought out the best in everyone she touched. May God bless you!
A great leader and a lovely person. I'm proud to have gone to school with both Kathy and Joe at West Charlotte HS. Leadership like hers is sorely missed in today's schools.
~ Dr. Ron Turbyfill
WCHS Class of '75
Mrs. Crosby was my teacher at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, being a neighborhood school she interacted with all the parents. She keep us inline and I will always have the highest respect for her.
YOU AND YOUR SISTER HAD A WONDERFUL MOTHER. WE WOULD HAVE ENJOYED MEETING HER. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
H. C. & MARILYN SIMS
Kathy - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be merciful unto you and bless you; and cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace.
Joey your mom was one in a million always kind but firm and especially caring. May God comfort you and your family and ease your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Kathy and Joe, we feel we too have lost our mother in Momma Kat. There are so many pleasant memories to cherish. Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time. We are here for you.
Fran and Dave Cook, Charlotte, North Carolina
Joe and Kathy I just have to give my sincere condolenses on the passing of your mother. I remember hearing of all her great deads in the CMS System while attending Bennett College in the mid-70's. She was an amazing woman. May she rest in paradise. Lean on the Lord for strength during your time of sorrow.
i no her from pineville high school at that , now sterling, she was a jolly teacher,
Our sincere condolence for your loss. "Kat" will long be remembered for her competence and her joyous spirit. We shall cherish our memories of her. Mary T. Harper and daughters
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. "Kat" Crosby. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Crosby many times during my career as a teacher in CMS. Thank you, Mrs. Crosby, for your love of students and the encouragement you gave to everyone. Thank you for your devotion to the CMS school system. Now, may you RIP and know that your job was well done. My condolences to the family of Mrs. Crosby. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.
Wonderful memories of a courageous woman, a fearless leader, role model and friend to children. When I was a beginning teacher in CMS, she called my home one morning just after 6 am. Once I got over the shock when she said, "This is Kat Crosby", I begain to wonder, what in the world had I done wrong? She called to encourage me, to tell me that she knew what a great job I was doing, and to let me know that she was watching me. Talk about "Applied Anxiety" and motivation to keep on doing the very best I could! Thanks be to God for a life well lived.
What a wonderful woman! I spent many years getting to know Mrs. Crosby since I came to JCSU in 1990 and then fellowshipping with her years later at church. She was a mentor and a friend. May her family be blessed with her memories and the legacy she has left.
A remarkable woman. I was a student at Billingsville Elementary. I remember how we all looked up to her. She also did an outstanding Double Dutch! She will be missed. Healing to the family.
The Crosby family has a strong legacy of educational leadership in both SC and NC. As a native of Winnsboro and 3rd generation alumni of NC A&T University, my family has benefited greatly from their influence and work in the community on behalf of students. May God Bless this family in their time of bereavement.
Joe and Kathy:
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Ms Kat was a dear friend of my grandparents (James and Inez Ellis) and lived on their street (Druid Circle) for many many years during which they shared a great friendship. My grandmother and I would walk down the street to the Crosby home and there my grandma would spend their time on Saturdays 'catching up' and laughing heartily as they discussed the latest news in the Druid Hills Community and shared joys of family life and their jobs in CMS (my grandma was a librarian at Kennedy Jr. High). Ms. Kat was such an intelligent woman and a wonderful bright light in our community. I admired and respected her greatly not only for being such a fabulous neighbor and friend to our family but also for the activist she was, the integrity she had and the blessing she was to Charlotte and the CMS community. Most certainly, Ms. Kat left a HUGE legacy in Charlotte. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Indeed, this wonderful woman of greatness will be greatly missed by us all.
Jaronica Ellis Howard
To the Crosby Family, May GOD watch over all of you and keep you in a special way. Your mother was as big as the Queen of England here in Charlotte when it came to paving away for children in CMS.
Mrs. Crosby was my second grade teacher at Lincoln Heights and a wonderful, funny and loving teacher she was. I can remember being the "teacher's pet" but I also remember her scare tactics for the entire class if even one student misbehaved. She loved us all. Even growing up and becoming an adult, the times that I saw her, she never forgot who I was and funny things that happened in our classroom. She was a true educator, mentor, mother to all, and friend. She will be missed. Joe and Kathy, hold tight to the memories because there is no loss like the loss of your mother.
Thank you so much Mrs. Crosby for loving and caring for us as if we were your own! As a student in Mrs. Crosby's last 1st grade class at Lincoln Heights, I have many fond memories and lessons learned. One quote from her that sticks out in my mind is "It's not what you don't do, it's what you do do." Needless to say, a lot of snickers were had from a bunch of 6 and 7 year olds.
Thank you for your continuous encouragement when we would happen to cross paths from time to time over the years. You still remembered us all in that class and would share a memory or two. You will be missed and know that you were my favorite teacher!
To the family of such a wonderful lady, may the Lord provide you with the comfort that only He can. Bask upon all of your wonderful memories! I'm certain it is well with Her soul!
Hello Kathy and Joe,
My condolences to you and to your families as you celebrate the life and
many memories that you hold of your mother. I fondly remember the visits that I made to your Charlotte home to visit with you and "Joey" (as your
mom called him!).I loved your mom and dad (you and Joe had his smile) and was always made to feel at home. We were good friends then and I still cherish our relationship. Take care and I wish you both the very best.
In the 36 years our girls spent in CMS schools Kat Crosby stood out like a candle in the dark. She was competent, caring, funny, a true lover of children. She brought us together, black and white, and we were all the better for it.
Thank you for your love of children, your integrity and courage. You were a real role model for humankind. God bless your friends and family.....
I met you in 1976. You were my principle at Billingsville. You were my inspiration to believe in myself and be kind to others. No matter who it was you always had time for anything. Rest In Peace Kat Crosby. You will always have a place in my heart
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thank you being a pioneer!! You paved the way for the rest of us and we are thankful. Prayers go out to you and your family.
Kathy and Joe -- It is with great sorrow that I leave this message for the two of you and your families. You know what your mother meant to me and all that she did for me. God has taken a wonderful, charming, sweet person and Heaven will be celebrating. A true educator, with love for all children, Kat was one in a million! May God richly bless each of you and be by your side throw this period of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lisa Miller Stickley
May God Bless you all during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the Well's Family,
Praying the LORD'S presence is especially with you today, He will bring you love and comfort during this time.
Dora Hobbs Culberson
Hi Kathy and Joe,
I will always remember the weekend that I spent with your Mother and Father while I was on an assignment at Fort Bragg. This visit was back in 1992 and I can still remember to this day every detail of the vist. We had such a wondeful time. I became there offical driver of the big black Mercedes Benz. We went everywhere over that weekend to include a trip to South Carolina to have Sunday Dinner with Aunt Ruth. I could go on forever, but I will close by saying it was a wonderful experience and your Mother was a beautiful, loving, caring and classy lady. Stay strong and keep the faith.
Willy Culberson, Austin, Texas
Kathy, I will always remember your mother as a leader and mentor in the city of Charlotte, NC. As a young teenager growing up in the Druild Hills neigbobrhood and attending West Charlotte High School hearing of the many great things that your mother did to reach out to the community and help solve the many issues will always remain in our hearts