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Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC

OBITUARY

Cathy Lenell Collins (Buchanan) Rogers

September 24, 1948September 2, 2019
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Waynesville-On September 2, 2019, our dear angel, Cathy Lenell Collins (Buchanan) Rogers, 70, was healed by Jesus, who welcomed her into his loving and protective arms in Heaven. During this past year Cathy became ill from several afflictions. She underwent several operations, which placed a great deal of stress on her body and was hospitalized several times, and spent over four months in rehab. Her body became weaker and immobile. This has been the saddest day for our families and friends. Cathy was born on September 24, 1948, to Glenn and Betty Collins. She was so very special to all who knew her, especially to her husband, Bob, son Bryan and wife, Candy, daughter, Sandy, sons, Kevin and Matthew, granddaughters, Elizabeth, Caitlin, and Mimosa, and grandsons, Benjamin, Zebulon, and Brock, brother, Fielding and wife, Donna, special friends, Glenda Duckett, Kendra and Mary Ann Moore, and many more friends.

In addition to her parents, Cathy was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Ray Buchanan, and daughter, Laura Ann Buchanan.

Growing up she and Bob were lifelong friends who were born three days apart, at the same hospital, and probably the same doctor. In high school they dated and had great fun riding in Bob’s red 54 Ford truck. Both went to college, Cathy becoming a nurse of 40 years. As Bryan was growing up, Cathy was a hardworking, single mom always putting his welfare and wellbeing before her own. She succeeded working at two hospitals and then at Autumn Care for over 25 years and Bob earned degrees in Business and Industrial Management and worked at Dayco ten years, and then retired from the US Navy. When Bob returned home, he and Cathy began dating, and celebrated over seventeen years of marriage. Both were anticipating the celebrations of their birthdays this month. We are happy knowing she is singing and dancing in Heaven. Her pain has been taken away and replaced with rejoicing. She enjoyed collecting angels and dolls, reading and going to the beach. Cathy was a member of Ninevah Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 5, at Ninevah Baptist Church with the Reverends Mike Leslie and Bryan Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Franklin, Steve Davis, Larry Inman, Mark Brown, John Allen, and Jeff Haynes. The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ninevah Baptist Church at PO Box 38, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Dianne Boring Tate

September 4, 2019

My deepest sympathy in the passing of Cathy. I've known her forever, it seems. My dad had a transmission shop across from her house and we'd walk home from Hazelwood Elementary school together, and I'd stay at her house with her till daddy got ready to go home. We were in school together through the years and after we graduated I never saw her again. But one day, we will all be together again in Heaven. She may have been sick and in pain down here, but right now she is rejoicing in Heaven and catching up will all her loved ones that have gone on before her. Most of all, she is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and thanking him for taking her Home to be with Him. Prayers to all the family and friends she left behind. Rest in peace Cathy. You will be missed but we know you are happy and healthy now and we will see you one day soon. Love you Cathy, and prayers to the family.

Ronald Morrow

September 4, 2019

Bobby and family,
We are sorry to learn of your loss. Cathy suffers no more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Ron and Audrey

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