Lee Katonak Tate
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ANDERSON, SC - Belinda Lee Katonak Tate, 56, wife of Jimmy Tate, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at her residence.
Born July 7, 1958 in Aiken, SC, she was the daughter of Paul Richard and Lynne Hartley Katonak. She was a graduate of Clemson University, class of 1980, and was an accountant with Southern Concrete and Construction Co. Lee was active in her community, having served as PTA President at Concord Elementary School and McCants Middle School. She served as President of Anderson Junior League in 1998 and was a charter member of the Anderson Area Clemson Club where she currently served as secretary. For 13 years, she taught 2 and 3 year olds in the Pre-School at Central Presbyterian Church. Lee was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for a number of years.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jimmy Tate of the home; son, Tommy Tate and wife, Caroline of Anderson; daughter, Jenny Tate of Atlanta; parents, Paul and Lynne Katonak of Aiken; sister, Wendy Fitzgerald and husband, Dennis of Aiken; brother, Brian Katonak and wife, Carrie of Aiken; mother-in-law, Betty B. Tate of Anderson; and brother-in-law, Patrick Tate and wife, Laura of Raleigh, NC.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Tommy Tate.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at St. John's United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dan Batson. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church youth program, 515 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson, SC. 864-225-5431.
Sullivan-King Mortuary and Crematory - Northeast Chapel
3205 North Highway 81 Anderson, SC 29621
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Aug. 5, 2014