Kathryn Jeanelle Smith Boyette
Kathryn died on Jan. 5, 2020, at Regency Hospital in Meridian. She had a short illness after suffering complications for treatment for cancer. Kathryn to acquaintances; Kathy to very close family; Kitty to grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and Boyette to colleagues, she answered to most. Whatever you chose to call her, she would tell you she loved to teach. She attended local schools and the University of Southern Mississippi where she obtained a master's degree in School Counseling. Her health prevented her from teaching for the last few years of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn Boyette, whom she met in college; her son, Adam Boyette (Jennifer); grandchildren, Addison and Hannah, who she loved from the moment she heard they would be born; sisters, Vicki Whitlock (Dennis) and Rebecca Giese (Mark); nieces, Katelyn Moffett (Jesse), Olivia Wright (Randall), and Christina Benson; nephew, Scott Benson (Kimberly); great nephews, Smith and Whit Moffett, and Holden Benson; great niece, Allison Ricks; her childhood best friend and best friend forever, Annette Henderson; and many students from the Enterprise Elementary School.
She is preceded in death by her son, Aaron Matthew Boyette; and parents, Ralph and Dot Smith.
A memorial service will be held for Kathryn Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m., at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Sikes officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. A private family interment will take place at Sageville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include her colleagues, Cindy Weathers, Kim Tvarkunas, Tracy Melton, and Carol Watson.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to be made to American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, or Grace Fellowship Baptist Church.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.jamesfwebb.com.
Published on January 6, 2020

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Becky & Cole Huddleston
Jan 07, 2020
Our deepest condolences to all family and friends. Kathy was a wonderful person. She fought the good fight. We kept up with her through her Aunt Bet.
Becky & Cole Huddleston
Jan 07, 2020
Our deepest condolences to all family and friends. Kathy was a wonderful person. She fought the good fight. We kept up with her through her Aunt Bet.
Mississippi Staff of Lifeline Children's Services
Jan 07, 2020
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