Katherine S. Counts

February 7, 1935February 21, 2018

Katherine S. Counts, 83, of Rockville, passed peacefully on February 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Everett Counts, III and her daughter, Patty Counts. Katherine retired from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield with 20 years of service. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church and Order of The Eastern Star. Katherine is survived by her children, Sandy Nye (Kevin), Susan Lawver (Wayne), Joe Counts (Pam), Eddie Counts; grandchildren, Max Nye (Jamie), Sam Nye, Cole Nye, Alex Lawver, Cassidy Lawver, Wayne Lawver, Jr., Betsey Cremin (Patrick) and Brandt Counts; great-grandchildren, Charlie, Kevin, Sam, Molly and Will; sister, Betty Isaacs and many loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 am at Berea Baptist Church, 15475 Ashland Rd., Rockville, VA 23146. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. Online condolences may be registered at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 26, 2018

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Joan Davis

March 6, 2018

Kathy was one of my very best friends.We had such wonderful times together at our Anthem birthday dinners, and she and I enjoyed going to Cracker Barrel,O'Charley's for free pie Wednesday, and shopping at Peebles Department Store. I loved her wit and oh how I miss her, but she is rejoicing in heaven. May God bless her family. Love,Joan Davis.

Reggie Phillips

February 27, 2018

Praying for your family during this difficult loss, that God would give you peace and comfort. God's blessings and kindness be with you all.

Rickie Hall Smith

February 26, 2018

Hello Counts family. I'm sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. I didn't know your mom when we shared high school, but I did share her years at Blue Cross. She was a wonderful, caring, hard worker. She had a beautiful smile, great laugh and just enough "devilment" to make her fun. Prayers for strength in the days/weeks to come.

Jeff Ross

February 25, 2018

There were just a small handful of ladies that I would list besides my very own mother who had an integral role in my upbringing. Mrs. Counts was one of them. Us boys always knew where we stood with her, yet she loved that Rockville group line her own. She's welcome us in the house, get a rundown on what we were up to and then throw out a few instructions as we took off on whatever was next. I remember her at the Center pool, at Berea Church, our ball games in little league and the Rockville Rockets, our softball games later with the Rebels and Patrick Henry high school football games. As I grew up and left to be Rockville, later ending up in the Air Force, she was there to welcome me back to Mom and Dads after Desert Storm. When I eventually moved to Alabama and would come back home to visit, I stopped by to visit on several occasions along with Joe just to check in and catch up with Joe and Mrs Counts. Never a dull moment and most every time she'd let us in on something we'd done that she knew about that we thought we had gotten away with as youth. Her memory was sharp along with her wit and I loved sitting downstairs and visiting. I had the pleasure of bringing my wife Kim to a couple of the visits. She knew how important it was to me to see her and enjoyed the story telling as much as I enjoyed hearing and reliving it. She was one of a kind and a steady influence in my upbringing. Sure hate that I didn't get up to Rockville one more time. I sure am glad I didn't put off visiting when I did. God bless you guys and I pray for your strength and comfort. Sure am going to miss her and knowing another part of my childhood has now moved on to heaven gives me mixed emotions as I'm sure it does for you all. Last thing, love ya Fuzz Top!

Dorothy lawver

February 25, 2018

I will miss you my dear friend. When you see Bill and Wayne tell them I miss them also. Will meet you in heaven someday, we will have a lot to talk about,
The Lawvers will miss you deeply.

Terry Downing

February 25, 2018

Susan and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the happy memories. Those happy memories will be in your heart forever.

Mary Eringis

February 23, 2018

Susan and family...Please know that our hearts are filled with sadness for your tremendous loss. Your mom was a beautiful person, full of life and love. May our good God bless you with strength to get you through this difficult time. We love you and we're thinking of you! Love, Tony, Mary & Family

Lyn Taylor

February 23, 2018

Joe, please accept my sincere condolences. I never met your mom but I know she had to be a sweet caring person to raise a son as awesome as you. Lean on the memories, they will give you peace.
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