Walton, Catherine Jones
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Oct. 24, 1954 - Mar. 1, 2013
Catherine Jones Walton, 58, of Palmetto, FL, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on March 1, 2013 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Larry Walton, their daughters, Lauren Walton and Christen Causey, son-in-law, Ryan Causey, granddaughters, Emma Catherine and Bailey Causey, her father, Hamilton Jones, her sister, Candi McClure, and her niece, Amanda McClure. She is preceded in death by her beloved mother, Elizabeth Jones.
Cathy was born in Sarasota and graduated from Riverview High School. She received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from University of Mississippi, graduating with honors and as a sister in the Kappa Delta sorority.
Cathy will be remembered by friends and family for her steadfast faith, and was considered a prayer warrior by many. She relied on strength and grace from the Lord to overcome the odds with dignity, and trusted God with whatever battle she faced.
She cherished her friends and family deeply, and also enjoyed sewing, reading, and playing games. She was an active part of her church family, and worked as the Co-Director of WEE World preschool at First Baptist Church of Palmetto.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Palmetto on March 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 7th at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Palmetto, 1020 4th St. W. 34221. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. A private burial will be held for the immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cathy Walton Children's Fund in care of First Baptist Church of Palmetto.
Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2013