Katherine/Kathy Mansfield passed away peacefully at home with her family, in the care of Hospice on September 2, 2022.
She was 82, born December 7, 1939, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the daughter of Frank R. Hickman, Sr. and Mary Sue Price Hickman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Frank R. Hickman, Jr.
Kathy married Richard (Monk) M. Mansfield, Jr. They spent their lives in and around the Chattanooga area. They celebrated 61 years of marriage, putting God and his will above all others.
She graduated from Chattanooga Central High School, Class of 1957. While there, she was an active member of The Nite Owls. She later joined a non-academic Beta Sigma Phi sorority, a social, cultural, and civic enrichment group. She graduated from Erlanger’s radiology technician program, which she practiced for more than 30 years. She worked for several years at PRN and was also a librarian for Birchwood, Meadowview and Snow Hill schools.
Everything she did was out of love. She hasn’t met a stranger. Her gift was to be a servant of God. Cooking, entertaining, sewing, decorating and arranging flowers were just a few of her passions.
Survived by Richard (Rick) M. Mansfield, lll (son) and his wife Karen Henry Mansfield, Donna M. Million (daughter), Susan M. Magnuson (daughter) and her husband Kevin C. Magnuson, five grandchildren, Heather Mansfield, Brandon Million and Zak Porter-Million, Tyler Magnuson (fiancé, Landon Simpson) and Hunter Magnuson, and a great-granddaughter, named after him; Katherine Collins Bynum.
She will be greatly missed. Ever since her beloved husband passed away, she longed to be reunited with him in paradise. She was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.
The family will accept visitors at 1 p.m. with the celebration of life to follow at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 6314 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, 423 892-6446.
For those who wish to remember her in a special way, the church will receive indoor/outdoor flowers and plants on the day of the service between 9am-10:30am and 11:30am-1pm.