Kate Olive Green Gordon, age 85, a life-long resident of Hope Hull, Alabama, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 3rd after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Marshall St. John, Sr. "Mike" and May Meriwether Green.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Algernon "Collins" Gordon; daughter, Lisa Gordon Hester (Lee); granddaughters, Laura Hester Chambliss (Matthew) and Catherine Hester Campbell (Scott); and great-granddaughters, Ellison Lee "Ellie" Campbell and Sara Collins Chambliss. She is also survived by her brother, Marshall St. John Green, Jr. (Betty); sisters, Lettie Craig Cornwell and May Marshall Ellis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Kate was a graduate of Pintlala Elementary School, Cloverdale Jr. High School, and Sidney Lanier High School. She graduated from college at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, known today as Auburn University, where she was a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the International Honor Society in Education Kappa Delta Pi, and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She taught fifth grade for 43 years at Catoma Elementary, Southlawn Elementary, and Hooper Academy.
Kate Olive was an active member of Hope Hull United Methodist Church where she served in many areas, most notably singing in the choir for 70 years. She enjoyed doing for others, teaching children, spending time with her family and friends, supporting local charities, and attending theatrical and musical performances.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 6th, at 12:00 noon at Leak Memory Chapel with visitation at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. A family graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Montgomery Memorial Cemetery.
The family extends a special thank you to all the staff and caregivers from Right At Home, especially Sharon Webster and DeeDee Richardson, and Amedisys Hospice. Sincere gratitude is also extended to friends, extended family members, and Hope Hull United Methodist Church for their thoughtfulness and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Montgomery Area Food Bank, Hope Hull United Methodist Church Alverson Class, or Hope Hull United Methodist Church UMW.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.leak-mc.com.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2014.