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McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial Park

12830 Us 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC

OBITUARY

Katie Stroud Heath

March 5, 1933October 5, 2019
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Katie Stroud Heath, 86, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 after many years of declining health, she was surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are her daughter, Pondra H. Byrd and her husband Edward; grandchildren, Jamie B. Swanson (Jonathan), Melanie B. Campbell (Daniel), Trey Byrd (Melissa); great grandchildren, Kayleigh Barbour, Noah Swanson, Keigan Campbell, Preston Swanson, Sawyer Campbell, Julia Byrd, Fisher Swanson and Hudson Byrd; siblings, Edna S. Pitman (Bill), Charles E. Stroud (Zilphia), William B. Stroud (Brenda), Joan S. Sims, Allen Stroud (Susan) and Dolton Stroud (Eliza). She was preceded in death by her husband, James Daniel (JD) Heath; great granddaughter, Caroline Elyse Swanson; her parents, Walter and Mary Lee McDuffie Stroud. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with the interment following at the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton, NC at 3:30pm. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home. While flowers are accepted, memorial contributions may also be made to Asbury United Methodist Church PO Box 2788 Smithfield, NC 27577 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolence may be made to the Heath family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton, NC.

  • FAMILY

  • Pondra H. Heath, Daughter
  • Edward N Byrd, Son-in-law
  • Jamie B Swanson, Granddaughter
  • Melanie B Campbell, Granddaughter
  • Trey Byrd, Grandson
  • Kayleigh Barbour, Great Grandchild
  • Noah Swanson, Great Grandchild
  • Keigan Campbell, Great Grandchild
  • Preston Swanson, Great Grandchild
  • Sawyer Campbell, Great Grandchild
  • Julia Byrd, Great Grandchild
  • Fisher Swanson, Great Grandchild
  • Hudson Byrd, Great Grandchild
  • Edna S. Pitman, Sister
  • Bill Pitman, Brother-in-law
  • Charles E Stroud, Brother
  • Zilphia Stroud, Sister-in-law
  • William B Stroud, Brother
  • Brenda Stroud, Sister-in-law
  • Joan S Sims, Sister
  • Allen Stroud, Brother
  • Susan Stroud, Sister-in-law
  • Dolton Stroud, Brother
  • Eliza Stroud, Sister-in-law
  • James David Heath, Husband (deceased)
  • Caroline Elyse Swanson, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Walter Stroud, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Lee McDuffie Stroud, Mother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Trey Byrd
  • Jonathan Swanson
  • Daniel Campbell
  • Paul Dougherty
  • George Creech
  • Bill Ellis

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Burial Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

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June Gates Packard

October 10, 2019

Pondra, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
Hugs and prayers,
June and Charlie Gates

Daniel Jones

October 9, 2019

As I served Asbury UMC as pastor many years ago, I remember Katie as an encourager for me and for others.
May the family experience the peace and presence of the Holy Spirit at this time.

Dianna Betts

October 8, 2019

Our family sure lost a great soul. With the loss of our familys old timers, goes a plethora of wisdom, knowlege and experiences from a different time when things were REAL, moved at a slower pace and every generation was tough as nails & not afraid of real hard work.
My great Aunt was a huge part of my childhood and all my memories of her and Uncle JD were happy, loving and fun ones ❤
I can still taste her cooking and her love as well as hear her sweet southern voice in the back of my mind.

Rest in peace Auntie Katie 🙏

Donna Lee Davis

October 8, 2019

A lovely and kind lady I wish I could have known better. There are surely a lot of happy folks enjoying tea cakes and Katie's company in heaven today. My thoughts and prayers are with Pondra and all the family.

Bill & Elaine Ellis

October 8, 2019

One of the finest Ladies we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. A family oriented person. Loved to laugh and tell jokes and have a great time whatever she was doing. A very strong willed woman. We were Blessed to call her our Friend. Love you all..

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