HAMPTON - Katie Dawson Puckette, 91, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.
She will be dearly missed by all who were privileged to have known her. She never met a stranger and was a friend to all.
Katie was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., on Aug. 3, 1917, and had been a Newport News resident for many years.
Katie worked for many years as a seamstress and retired from the Newport News Children's Dress Company. She was also a member of Orcutt Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Puckette.
She is survived by three sons, Andrew Puckette and wife, Rhonda, Larry Puckette and wife, Dianne, and Douglas Puckette. She was grandmother to Jennifer Turnage and husband, Michael, Jeff, Nicholas and Jessica Puckette and like a grandmother to Rhonda's sons, Randall Bradbury Jr. and wife, Gwynne and Richard Bradbury. She was a great-grandmother to Hunter and Hannah Turnage and to Taylor and Dylan Puckette. She is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Esteppe and Delia Tanner; and special friends, Nancy Crane, Mary Lou Giles and Ellen Lupton.
'We will deeply miss her and we thank the Lord for all the years she was a part of our lives.'
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, VA 23602.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in the Puckette family cemetery in Campbell County, Va.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published by Daily Press from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2009.