OBITUARY

Katherine Jebeles Wiles

August 17, 1971January 7, 2021

Katherine Jebeles Wiles, 49 years old, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Kathy was a brown-eyed beauty with a smile that could light up a room. Known for her great love of conversation and engaging sense of humor, she was always the life of the party. Thoughtful and intelligent, Kathy could debate with the best of us.

Kathy was born in Birmingham, AL, and spent most of her childhood growing up in Destin, Florida. She graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School, where she made many life-long friends that she has remained close to even as an adult. After high school she attended and graduated from The University of South Alabama where she pledged Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She went on to earn her MBA as well as a law degree from Birmingham School of Law and worked in the legal field for many years.

Some of Kathy’s favorite things were her Greek heritage and being a member of The Greek Orthodox Church, Auburn, and The Dave Matthews Band. She loved her family and loved to travel. Prior to becoming a mother she traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

Kathy was blessed with a close relationship with her younger sister, Stacey. They were a pair that brought laughter with them, growing into adulthood together and sharing a wonderful bond of sisterhood. Kathy and Stacey's camaraderie was infectious, and the house they shared after college in Birmingham became a gathering point for friends and family alike.

Motherhood was Kathy's greatest pride and biggest accomplishment. The last 14 years of her life were devoted to her precious daughter Cami, who was the apple of her eye and her source of joy. There was nothing more important in life to Kathy than her daughter, as anyone who knew her can attest.

Kathy is preceded in death by her father, Dino Jebeles, her stepfather Dunn Johnson, her grandparents Vic and Ernestine Costellos and Nick and Katherine Jebeles. She is survived by her mother, Maria C. Johnson, her sister Stacey Collins (Anderson), her brother Jeremy Johnson (Meredith), nephew George Collins and niece Callie Johnson. She leaves behind the love of her life, Cami, to carry on her beautiful smile.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11 o’clock AM at Ridout’s Valley Chapel. Memorial service to follow at 12 o’clock PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral or Cooley’s Anemia Foundation.

Services

  • Friends and Family are invited to a Visitation Honoring the Life of Katherine Jebeles Wiles

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • A memorial service to honor the LIfe of Katherine Jebeles Wiles

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Stacey Cocoris-Craig

January 12, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a genuine person and loved life. May her memory be eternal.

Teresa Petelos

January 11, 2021

Maria, Stacy, Jeremy and Cami,
We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Kathy. She had such a beautiful smile and a loving heart. I admired her spunk and willingness to go for the things she wanted. It is our prayer that your cherished memories will bring you comfort during the coming weeks and months. May her memory be everlasting .
Much love... Teresa & Tony

Debra Stubbs

January 11, 2021

Maria,
I did get the opportunity to meet sweet, Cami. She has the most gorgeous eyes!
But, I unfortunately never got to meet Kathy.
From her pics, she is beautiful like you!
Even though we all haven't seen each other in a while, please know I'm still here for you if needed.
I'm also keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Love you friend! Debra



Julie Traugott

January 10, 2021

A beautiful and giving soul. Hopefully, we can all live as you, a honest and genuine spirit. You lifted us up, especially this year, like no one else. I hope you are happy, free, and full of love. Miss you so much friend! M and J

Alexis Cain

January 10, 2021

Maria,

I will never forget the moment I met Kathy after Sunday School before Kefi Dancing practice 20 + years ago - I was immediately drawn to her infectious ability to connect with others so genuinely. Her smile, laughter, and sparkle in her eye was contagious and you knew you were in good company - and as she would say “agree”!

Then all the dances we would go to and late night chats after dances where some of my most favorite memories that I still chuckle about today.

Kathy’s love for family was deep and love for Cami was deeper.

We are all better people for knowing Kathy.

May Her Beautiful Memory be Eternal Always.

Love,
Alexis (Brodie) Cain

Alicia Coleman Badeaux

January 10, 2021

Kathy was such a sweet friend. We have had so many amazing and fun memories. So glad that I got to spend time with her earlier in 2020. Going to miss that beautiful smile and her friendship. Kathy, Carla and I had so many wonderful times. Praying for God to take care of her beautiful daughter and family. Fly high sweet Kathy. You are missed immensely. We love you.

Mary Matsos ( Rountree)

January 10, 2021

Maria,
Kathy was such a beautiful person. I’ll never forget the precious Easter basket she made for my son many years ago. She was loving, funny, caring, and had such a sweet spirit. I know she’s with her Heavenly Father and is overjoyed. My prayers are with you, Stacey, and your family. May her memory be eternal.
Much love,
Mary

Tena Fleming

January 10, 2021

Maria and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort you and may happy memories fill your hearts.
Tena Fleming

Evelyn Stathakes

January 10, 2021

My deepest condolences on the loss of Kathy. She had an enormous curiosity for life and a wicked sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all of us. May her memory be eternal and grant comfort to her loved ones.

Evelyn

Pamela Page

January 10, 2021

I will miss your late night phone calls and sweet smile. You were my first Destin friend and together we shared the best of times growing up.. Prayers to Beautiful Cami and the family.

❤️ Pamela Stack Page

Donna Stack Ritter- (mother) sending prayers and comfort to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY