Kathy Barbara Perdue

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Kathy Barbara Perdue

Kathy Barbara Perdue Bluefield, WV- Kathy Barbara Perdue, 64, of Bull Tail Hollow Road, Bluefield, WV, died Wednesday January 2, 2019 at her home.
Born December 2, 1954 in Bluefield, WV, she was a daughter of the late Billy Harold Richardson and Pauline Geneva Neal.
Mrs. Perdue was of the Baptist faith and retired as a Senior Clerk from Frontier Communications after 39 years of service. She loved to make others happy and always took care of her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Aubrey Alexander Perdue; and sister, Paula Burkhart.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael W. Perdue; daughter, Amber Marie Perdue and husband Jarret Umberger of Bluefield; siblings, Linda Baldwin of Bluefield, Jo Ann Neal of Bluefield, Judy Neal and husband Randy of Alpharetta, GA, Billy Richardson of Bluefield, and Tamera Roberts and husband Rick of Wilmington, NC; two grandchildren, Ryan Perdue, who was like a son and was the light of her life, and Thomas Umberger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Dyer. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Kathy Barbara Perdue.
Published on January 3, 2019
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Pat Hylton
Jan 07, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a wonderful person and I have fond memories of working with her at GTE
Brock Smith
Jan 05, 2019
Always appreciated Kathy’s help when I worked with her at the phone company, prayers for the family at this difficult time.
John O. Lowe
Jan 04, 2019
Mike, sorry to have seen this today and sending my condolences. You know where I am if needed.
Karen D. Brown
Jan 04, 2019
The Purdue and Richardson family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying your strength and peace at this time of loss.
david richardson
Jan 04, 2019
I am Kathy's only first cousin that grew up in Bluefield that never went to school with her or any of her brothers or sisters. I was either too young or 3 years too old to have had the pleasure in hanging out with them on a daily basis. I would see them around Christmas at our grandparents house and several other times thru out the year on occasion but never as much as you might think in a town as small as Bluefield. I would cross paths with Jo Ann or Tammy every so often but Kathy was the exception...... We would cross paths 10-20 times a year in a good year until I moved south almost 40 years ago. Every single encounter; she shared her warm wonderful smile and made sure I suffered thru a... big hug before we parted ways. Being seven years younger; I learned one thing for sure.... If there was ever a hugging Hall of Fame..... she should have been Chairman of the Board!!! A Kathy Richardson HUG was as good as it gets. After leaving West Virginia..... we saw less and less of each other. A wedding here--six funerals there was the norm. I believe the last time I saw Kathy was at my grandmothers funeral on my moms side of the family. I had my back turned to her and felt these arms squeezing the life out of me and knew without a doubt who owned that firm grip.....It was Rick "The Nature Boy" Flair but I can't back that up..... because Nobody caught that image on film and all his WHOOOS were under his breath as to not draw attention away from that somber moment in time... I kid of course ..... it was the Chairman of the Board sharing our last Hug! To Mike, Linda, JoAnn, Judy, Billy Tammy, Amber, John Boy, Mary Ellen, Jim Bob and all our other friends and relatives...Losing Kathy is tough. She was always the one that made the world a better place to live in even when times for her were sometimes sad or painful. Her loving eyes, her open heart, the soft sultry sound of her voice, her all knowing whimsical laugh, her beauty both inside and out will be remembered and cherished by all of us for years to come! I shall always be thankful that Kathy was Kathy and like her hugs..... it don't get much better than that!!!Read more
Diane McPeak
Jan 04, 2019
Kathy was a wonderful person. Nice to everyone she met. She would say how can I help you sweetheart! She will be greatly missed.
Kassy Helmandollar
Jan 04, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kathy was the sweetest.
Martha Umberger
Jan 03, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Great heartfelt sympathy and love to her family