November 6, 1927 – April 3, 2021
Katherine (Chatmon) McClintock was born November 6, 1927, to the late Thomas Chatmon Sr. and Hester Mae Henderson Chatmon of Galveston, Texas. She was born the 3rd child of eleven siblings. She passed this life on April 3, 2021. She was born and reared in Galveston, Texas. She lived a full and happy childhood and was a devoted and loving daughter to her mother. She attended pubic schools in Galveston, Texas and graduated with honors from Central High School.
She was baptized at an early age at Macedonia Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas. Beginning her much anticipated adult life, she married the love of her life and they decided to move to Texas City. She joined the Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church, where she served as Lead Alto in the Senior Choir, general matron of the youth and young adult choirs, Sunday school teacher for the youth, served on the secretarial staff of the church, and a member of the senior mission. While in Texas City she was faithful to her family, church, and pastor. At the time of her passing, she was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Until her health began to fail she was one of the teachers for the Lydia Circle (Mt. Zion Baptist Church).
Other lifetime accomplishments included graduation from University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Nursing in Galveston Texas where she became a licensed vocational nurse (LVN). Her nursing affiliations included UTMB Medical Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Research (Houston, TX), and Cedars of Lebanon (Los Angeles, CA) and a tenure of 10 years as a private duty nurse.
She was very active in community and social justice during her adult years. Her volunteer work included Community Action Corp (a government program) and she was a lifetime member of the NAACP. Positions and honors gained during her active membership in the NAACP included local, state, and national youth advisor. Because of her tenacity and public speaking skills, she brought much attention to the inequities of minorities in Texas. She was religiously involved in voter registration. A staunch Civil Rights Leader and a strong force in the intergration of the schools in Lamarque and Texas city in the 1960s and 1970s. She fought for equality with passion, often putting her own life in danger. For her outstanding service to the NAACP, she won several honors within the organization both locally and statewide, and the recognition continued nationally. She attended NAACP conventions all around the country.
She was married to Robert Van McClintock Sr (deceased) and they raised their 5 children (Bibi, Ray, Renee, Robert Jr., and Terry De'mon (deceased) to be strong and independent, and to always put God first. As her health began to fail her, she moved back to the Houston area where she lived with her son, Robert, for the last 17 years of her life.
She leaves to mourn her passing her two daughters Bibi Taymullah (Harambee) and Renee McCintock Scott of Austin, Texas; two sons, Raymond McClintock (Darlene) of Austin, Texas and Robert Van McClintock Jr. of Houston, Texas; one godson, Charles Ellis Jr., one sister, Deanna Caldwell of Galveston, Texas; and two brothers, Thomas Chatmon Jr. of Galveston, Texas and Norman Lee Chatmon of Seatle, Washington; fourteen grandchildren, Floyd and Damita Taymullah, Oneida (OJ) and Treliscia McClintock, Kenny and Koree Scott; Robin, Candice, Robert 111, Jacqulyn McClintock; Charles Ray, Sherman, Terry Jr., LaKil McClintock; Twelve great grandchildren and a host of loving neices, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves to mourn her devoted care keeper of 17 years, Barbara Lewis.
She was a beautiful and proud wife, mother, and grandmother but she always humbled herself before the thrown of God. She loved going to church and good gospel singing. She often acknowledged that “God is the center of my joy.”
- Robin McClintock
- Charles Ray McClintock
- O.J. McClintock
- Kenny Scott
- Damon Washington
- Carl Washington
- Robert McClintock, III
- Bryton McClintock
- Albert Black
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Yoggie and Brenda Musgrove
April 13, 2021
Rev Ray and the entire McClintock family,
We extend our condolences and prayers for your family to be comforted by God the Father during your time of grief.
April 8, 2021
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.