Kathie Long Goodrum, 64, of Granite Falls, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 28, 2023 following a period of declining health.

Kathie was born June 20, 1959 in Catawba County to the late Lester Long and Gladys Franklin Paige. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Hudson. Kathie loved all of her grandbabies so much and will be missed dearly by all. She enjoyed helping animals, listening to Elvis, and binge watching Wentworth; but most of all (no matter how bad she may have felt) she enjoyed putting a smile on everyone’s face.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Norma Deal; and brother, Edward Long.

She is survived by her husband, Layne Goodrum; children, Dena Strickler and husband Raymond, Leslie Burns and husband Scott, Jessie Cole, and Jordan Goodrum; grandchildren, Brianna Barnett, Kelsey Conner, Abigail Burns, Ethan Clanton, McKenzie Smith, Andrew Burns, Elizabeth Burns, Blaze Strickler, Cam Cole, Jackson Cole, Cooper Cole, and Max Goodrum; and great grandchildren, Oliver Essary, Aubrey Essary, Kaia Strickler, and Ayden Burns. Also surviving are sisters, Lynn Deal, and Gail Hackney; nieces and nephews, Mandy, Beth, Matt, Chris, Josh, Natalie, and Nicole; family friends, Ron, Cathy, Norma; her cat, Patches; and extended family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Mackie Funeral Service with Rev. Clyde Bumgardner officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Mackie Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to the ASPCA or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Mackie Funeral Service and Crematory in Granite Falls is assisting the family.