Kathy Lynn Smith

July 24, 1957January 5, 2012

Kathy Lynn Smith, 54 years old, born July 24th, 1957, formerly of Dothan Alabama, died on January 5th, 2012. Kathy was a beloved mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend. She resided on Saint Simons Island for two years and was employed in the library at College of Coastal Georgia. Ms. Smith is survived by her daughter Megan Colleen Gulla of Lexington, Ky, her sisters Debbie Smith and Rhonda Zimmerman, brothers Terry, Michael, and Larry Smith, mother Margaret Smith, and many neices, nephews, and family. She is pre-deceased by her father O.B. Smith Jr. She was loved so deeply and will be greatly missed.


  • Memorial Service Monday, January 9, 2012

Kathy Lynn Smith

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January 18, 2012

You are tremendously missed! Especially on Sundays in the library. Wish you were here. Dawn Graham (Kingsland, GA)

Cynthia Eberhardt, Student Nurse CCGA

January 18, 2012

Mrs. Kathy was an AMAZING woman who was willing to help ANYONE!!! I will miss her very much!!!

Billy Ordona

January 13, 2012

You were always a great help to me when you worked at the library...will miss you very much.. Billy Ordona

debbie smith

January 12, 2012

My dear, sweet sister. i can't imagine my life without you in it.

Officer Travis Curran

January 12, 2012

You will be sadly missed Kathy. I'm glad I had the opportunity to get to know you and converse daily while passing through the library and of course you always helped remind me of the puzzle that still needed finished. Rest in peace and know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

January 10, 2012

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Uncle Gordon, Aunt Glenda and Family

January 10, 2012

Kathy will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patrick Wilson

January 10, 2012

Kathy's humane spirit, gentle heart, and hospitable smile were enough to draw any individual, who was fortunate enough to know her, into her welcoming sphere.

She'd a gift in that she would make any bad day of yours a better day after a brief conversation with her. I can't fully comprehend that I'll not be working the evenings without engaging in some conversation with her or knowing her presence was footsteps away.

Kathy was truly a special woman, and she'll be deeply missed by all. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with her family and friends in their darkest hour. While our words, and those yet to come, (I hope) will soothe and help in the healing process for us all. Words can't replace the void that remains of Kathy's shadow.

Nevertheless, they can, with our memories and experiences with such a remarkable woman, as Kathy was in the flesh, and still is in our hearts, paint the closest genuine portrait of the magnificent human being Kathy Lynn Smith was.

I recollect my last conversion with Kathy last Monday evening; it was brief. We asked each other about how our holiday break went, the normal chitchat stuff anyone would make after being gone for several weeks.

Kathy expressed to me that she was looking forward to the New Year and she wore her trademark amiable, welcoming smile.

Indeed, her smile gave me optimism for the future – that things will be better in 2012.

I left that evening waving a single hand good-bye and telling Kathy I would see her tomorrow evening to which she thoughtful returned a similar gesture. I was speechless four evenings later to learn of Kathy's passing.

It was a surreal moment; our final conversation must've playback countless times that day, for it felt as if my Monday evening never vanished with the time.

Our tomorrow's got distorted with the time: I still yearn for that tomorrow, though I'm sure we all do!

B. B.

January 9, 2012

Kathy was a sincerely sweet person. She was one of the few individuals that did not make one feel as if she or he had to be guarded when interacting with her. This is why, come to think of it, she always made me feel at ease - and that is rare, indeed.

Loree Key

January 9, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.