Kathleen Hickman Williams, of Hudson, passed away peacefully on her 73rd birthday on June 16, 2024 at Amorem Hospice in Hudson.

Kathy was born on June 16, 1951, to the late Bob Hickman and Ann Hickman of Granite Falls. She lived a life full of joy, dedication and love. Kathy pursued her passion for Recreational Management, earning an Associate’s Degree from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. For 37 years, she dedicated her entire career and herself to the Brian Center of Viewmont as the Activities Director, where she had a special gift for making everyone feel valued and loved. Her unwavering faith and commitment to serving others defined her life and work, leaving an unerasable mark on those around her. She brought countless smiles and memorable moments to the residents and their families.

Kathy was a passionate sports enthusiast, who loved the Dallas Cowboys. Kathy and her sister Patty’s love and passion for the Cowboys could be heard throughout the neighborhood. Everyone knew when the Cowboys were playing and the duo rarely missed a game. Kathy also loved the Atlanta Braves and was happy to be able to watch them pull out a win this past Saturday. Her love for Elvis Presley was legendary; she enjoyed sharing the King’s music at special events. Kathy was also an avid Michael Jordan fan and watched countless games.

Kathy’s greatest joy came from spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew, Chad Brinkley; and niece, Amy Brinkley.

She is survived by her son Brian Bowman; sister Patty Brinkley; great nieces, Addison Brinkley, Sadie Brinkley, and Alijah Resendiz; and cousins, Jamie Brown, JoJo and John Brady, Donald Jones, Tim Jones, and Cindy Mario who will forever cherish her memory and the love she brought into their lives.

Kathy’s warmth, kindness, and infectious enthusiasm for life will be deeply missed. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of those fortunate enough to know her.

A celebration of Kathy’s life will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in the Chapel of Mackie Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Catawba Humane Society at P.O. Box 1991 Lenoir, NC 28645, in honor of her love for animals.

Mackie Funeral Service and Cremations is assisting the family. An online guestbook and obituary are available at www.mackiefh.com.