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Katie Gilchrist

June 7, 1990 — March 1, 2024

Katie "Katie-bug" Laura Gilchrist, 33, passed away March 1, 2024 after a lengthy hospital stay. Katie was born June 7, 1990 to Stevie and Betty Gilchrist. She had attended Jackson High School. Katie was a devoted member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church of Grove Hill where she was responsible for the children's Mission; she collected mission offerings which were sent to missionary's abroad at Christmas time to ensure their children had a Merry Christmas. Her work with the church was a perfect example of her big and kind heart. Katie had a bubbly personality and never met a stranger, enjoying meeting new people with a handshake as much as greeting dear friends with a big hug. She loved to share her joy for life by singing including singing specials at church, her favorite being It Is Well With My Soul. She loved her Lord and her family, especially her precious niece, Katherine, and little cousin, Abigail.

Katie is survived by her parents, Stevie and Betty Gilchrist; sister, Katrina (Marcus) Ealy; niece, Katherine Hope Ealy; aunts and uncles, Laurine (Kenny) Johnson, Dorothy (Phil) Gilchrist, Nathan Overstreet, James Gilchrist, Gary (Beverly) Gilchrist, Jackie (Ray) Williams; as well as a host of dear cousins, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Woodie C. Overstreet, Dorothy O. Weaver, Eldred C. "Buck" Gilchrist, and Arvie Ruth Pugh; aunts and uncles, Roland Dale Gilchrist, Cecil Wayne Gilchrist, Wilda Gilchrist, Dustin Gilchrist, Willie C. Overstreet; and dear friend, Pierre Washington.

Visitations will be held at Lathan Funeral Home, Jackson on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. with Bro. Brandon Warden officiating. Interment will follow in Gilchrist Cemetery on Gilchrist Road in Grove Hill.

Pallbearers will be Phillip "Pie" Gilchrist, Angelo "Boy" Chapman, Wrangler Williams, Chase Williams, Nathan Williams and Gunter Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Ealy and Donovan Carpenter.

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Visitation Public

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lathan Funeral Home, Jackson

1867 Hwy. 43, Jackson, AL 36545

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Visitation Public

Thursday, March 7, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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1867 Hwy. 43, Jackson, AL 36545

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 7, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Lathan Funeral Home, Jackson

1867 Hwy. 43, Jackson, AL 36545

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