Catherine Paxton Brown, 75, of Sutherland, Va., passed peacefully into the Lord's hands in her home on Nov. 3, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was known to friends and family as "Katie." She was born in Petersburg, Va., to William M. and Elizabeth M. Paxton on June 25, 1937. Katie attended and graduated from Petersburg High School. Following high school, she was employed at the Defense Supply Center for over 30 years.

She is survived by a devoted and loving daughter, Lisa C. Adkins; loving grandson, William "Alex" Waddell; and her sister, Mary Virginia Robertson. The family would like to give thanks to Crater Hospice and to the daily caregivers, Johnna Bailey and Sharon Hobbs, for all the love and care given to Katie at her time of need.

Memorial services will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church, located on Dabney Mill Road, on Nov. 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends and visitors immediately following services in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Foundation or to Crater Community Hospice.

Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012