Katherine McCleneghan

Passed away on March 28, 2013

Kappy McCleneghan passed away March 27, 2013 surrounded by loved family members after a prolonged illness. She was born in Athens, GA in 1959 to Frank A. McCleneghan, Jr. and Katherine Coleman Fleming.

Kappy grew up in Charlotte and graduated from West Charlotte High School. She completed an Art degree and MFA at East Carolina University. Her professional calling was as a painter and an art educator; she taught history and painting at CPCC, Pfeiffer, and Queens University. Her and her husband’s artistic flair is also expressed in their home and garden. In addition to being a sister, wife, and mother, she was a generous soul, and will be remembered as a selfless person concerned for others.

Kappy is survived and greatly missed by husband Keith Bryant; sons, Alexander and Jesse Bryant of Charlotte; siblings, Frank A. McCleneghan, III of Charlotte and Coleman McCleneghan of Boone; and numerous friends, cousins, aunts and uncles. Her presence and love will resonate with those she knew for their lifetimes.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13th at Tate Hall, in the Overcash building at CPCC (parking on 4th street at Faculty/Theater Lot). Guests will be received following the memorial.

In lieu of flowers, please make plans to be an organ donor and make any donations to the Friends of the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University.


  • Memorial service Saturday, April 13, 2013

Katherine McCleneghan

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April 13, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Colin, Emma, Grace, Charlotte and Mary Gay

Linda Ostrow Frank Hesse

April 12, 2013

We will miss the kid stories, dog stories, art stories and that wonderful chuckle of a laugh. It was an honor to have known and worked with you all these years. Too many to even count.

April 9, 2013

Kappy and I had many talks at CPCC in the audio visual area. I'll miss her.

Gloria Harris Onukwufor

April 8, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of Katherine. We will continue her legacy at ECU School of Art and Design. Our condolences to her family and friends. Nancy Ball, ECU School of Art and Design.

Patrick Miller

April 7, 2013

I knew Kappy very young. She was good friends with my sister. A contagious laugh and wonderful warm heart.
My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Wendy Crittendon Seegars

April 7, 2013

May angels hold her close and saints welcome her into heaven.

April 6, 2013

My husband had the honor of knowing Kappy through the Arthouse in NoDa. He says she was a wonderful lady. We are both so sorry for your loss, Keith, and send our love to you and the family.

Sean and Kyla Glover (UNCC ceramics)

Fred Johnson

April 5, 2013

I knew Kappy years ago, but havent seen her for some time. I will remember the good times we shared with many common friends.
My thoughts go out to to her family and loved ones.

Alisa Dockery

April 4, 2013

Sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Keith, Alexander, Jesse, and everyone who knew and loved Kappy. Peace and blessings to you during this difficult time.

April 3, 2013

My attention perked up as your name was mentioned and I was just about to smile when they said you were gone... and all the air got sucked out of the room...I haven't seen you in years....but I can see your coy, shy smile.....I haven't heard your voice...but I can hear your silly giggle....I am transported back to those days....remember those days?...we were never apart, we were the same, we helped each other..."I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together"..we will not let you go...we love always