OBITUARY

Kathleen Valletta McBlief

November 22, 1954March 28, 2021

Kathleen Valletta McBlief was born on November 22, 1954 and passed away on March 28, 2021 and is under the care of McLaurin Funeral Home.

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Darsee Heath

April 8, 2021

I’ve been thinking for the last few days what to say about Ms. Kathi. Words just don’t feel like enough to describe someone who was an amazing colleague, truth teller, secret holder and friend. I worked with Kathi for over five years and in that time, we grew to be friends, shared chats over morning coffee, proof read each other’s work and ultimately shared our lives with each other. She gave me confidence in myself, helped me to believe in my chosen career path and was a shoulder to share my woes. Her presence and spirit will be truly missed.

Sherry O’Neal

April 6, 2021

I am so shocked and saddened by hearing of Kathi’s passing. She worked at NC State and our paths continued to cross in the communications world there. She was sweet, helpful, dependable and had a great, friendly disposition. Prayers and comfort for her family! We will miss her!

Richard Duckworth

April 6, 2021

Kathi was a very generous person, always welcoming and the thing I will miss the most is her laughter and we had some good ones over the years. Rest in peace!

Margaret Hudacko

April 6, 2021

Kathi was a gracious colleague, a thoughtful human being and a gentle soul. Her light has left us too soon and will be greatly missed.

Kimberly Pender

April 5, 2021

I am thankful for the opportunity I had to get to know Kathi just a little better as we prepared and traveled to Rwanda. Her joy was evident at every moment! I lift all who loved her in prayer as we process her physical transition.

Danielle Herman

April 4, 2021

I always looked forward to chatting with Kathi every day at NC State. For several months we were usually the first two in the office, and more often than not we ended our conversations laughing about something, which was a great way to start each workday. She was so smart, kind, funny, and thoughtful, and she always gave excellent advice and guidance. I'm so sad and sorry, and I'll be thinking of her and her family.

Jie Sun

April 3, 2021

I worked with Kathi for the last three years at NC State. She is a very caring and funny person. Our office spaces were next to each other so we always chit chatted. I still remembered her saying before the pandemic started that she was so excited for her international trip to Rwanda, and her sharing all the stories and experiences for that trip through Zoom.
My deepest sympathy to the family. Wishing you peace in heaven Kathi! I will cherish our loving memories.

Laura Bottomley

April 3, 2021

I am heartbroken. I am also so very glad she came with us on our last trip to Rwanda before the pandemic. She enjoyed herself so much, and we enjoyed her. She was a very special person. My condolences to you all.
I have several photos I would be happy to share.

Lisa Marshall

April 3, 2021

My condolences to the family. I remember Kathi’s smile and generosity, her spirit and expertise. Rest In Peace Kathi you touched so many of us and your memory lives on.💕

Helen DiPietro

April 2, 2021

I worked with Kathi at NC State. She was a thoughtful, funny,compassionate person. So sorry she will not get to see Paris. I will cherish my memories of her.