Kathy Renee Presti
September 9, 1953 -
December 7, 2014

Visitation

December 13, 2014
1-3 p.m

Service 

December 13, 2014
3 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret we announce the death of Kathy Renee Presti, age 61 of Fayetteville. Ms. Presti passed away Sunday at her residence. She was a native of Kentucky and the daughter of the late Murphy and Marjorie Jones and was a real estate agent for Farm & Home Realty.
Survivors include two daughters Brandy (Jamie) Rolin of Ardmore, AL and Karrie Grimes of Fayetteville and Ms. Presti’s fiance Marvin McCormick of Fayetteville, grandchildren Nathan Grimes, Cody Sumners, Logan and Caylen Hatley, brother Mike (Nelle) Jones of Fayetteville and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Steve Jones.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. James Strope officiating. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 1-3 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Kathy Renee Presti.

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34 Comments

  1. Tina Peel

    So sorry to hear this. Ms. Kathy was super kind and one of a kind. I have known her several years through real estate closings and even the event center at Riverbend. She was always kind and so easy to work with. She will be missed.

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  2. Gina Haislip

    I will truly miss Kathy, especially her smiling face and quick wit. Linda Harrison in her tribute said it best: Kathy loved life, lived it to the fullest, and brought so much joy to the lives of everyone who knew her. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Reply
  3. Linda Harrison

    Our most gracious Heavenly Father, today, December 13, 2014 we gather together in memory of our beloved friend Kathy. I ask that you bring comfort to her daughters Brandy and Karrie, her grandchildren Nathan, Cody, Logan and Caylen, her fiancé Marvin, her best friend Lee Ann, and the rest of her family, friends, and people whose lives she touched and brought such joy and fun to. Her kindness and generosity cannot be spoken of enough. Kathy enjoyed life to the fullest and she wanted to make sure all those around her enjoyed it also. She loved people and never met a stranger. I thank you God for bringing Kathy into my life and the many memories we created and shared over the past 50 years. She was always there when I needed her and will forever be missed. God, you have truly received and angel. Rest in peace, my friend, rest in peace.

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  4. Tina

    Sorry for your loss Mr Michael and Mrs Nell Thinking of you..

    Tina and Tracy Allen

    Reply
  5. Roy Pugh

    I just found out this just a few minutes ago. She was one of the coolests friends I had. A really easy woman to talk to. I’m so sorry to hear this. God love you Kathy!

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  6. Kristi Hyde

    Words cannot express the sympathy that I have for the passing of Kathy, she was definatly one of a kind, she had the BEST sense of humor and always had a listening ear if you needed one. My prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  7. Misty Galyon Mullins

    I have so many memories as a child that include Ms. Kathy. She will be missed. You all are in my and my families prayers.

    Reply
  8. ANGEL WILSON

    This is such a shock to hear of Mrs. Kathy’s passing. She was such a wonderful and king lady during my years as a student at Ralph Askins. My condolences to the family, will keep you in my prayers.

    Reply
  9. Mary Ann Tackett

    Surely do miss you already and it’s almost too much to take in. we so enjoyed you in the office. We will miss you. I have learned a good lesson that you just never know when time is up so we need to pray everyday and ask God’s mercy and forgiveness so we can be assured if our time comes, we are ready to go. Kathy was a wonderful friend to me and to others who knew her. Life will be strange without her coming into the office and always having something to say and tell us all. She was an excellent Realtor and and a great friend. We always said we were going to move to Panama together, time was just never right. Rest easy Kathy. We Love you. MaryT

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  10. cindy gardner and Damion lane familys

    Well the world lost a beautiful person but heaven gained an angel and it really does hurt just knowing that she is not around to bump into from time to time,The lord must have needed her pretty bad because she was such a joy and a blessing to be around and she meant a lot to me and my sons ,Always asking me how my family was doing and this is just too sad,Kathy we will always love you and you made a difference in our lives,God bless your family,you will live in our hearts and minds forever………RIP.

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  11. Starr Adcock

    Kathy was an amazing friend who was always there for my family whenever we were in need. We knew we could never repay her thoughtfulness. She will be greatly missed!

    Reply
  12. Jackson Family

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  13. Jonathan Edwin Pigg

    I was so lucky to have mrs kathy in my life . I will never forget the trips we went on and the good times we all had . She was a very special person , she would always let me borrow her trailer when i needed it and anything else if i needed it and i know she helped alot of other people. We all have lost a very special person this week but she will never be forgotten

    Reply
  14. Cathy Worrilow

    My Dear Friend, Hey Sister,

    I will remember your laughter, your smile, and your friendship. You called me your sister every time we saw each other. You were a big sis to me! You taught me compassion, and toughness. I saw your giving heart and no matter how things were with you, you always took time for others. I know how much you loved your family and especially your grandkids! They were your life and I know they will forever miss you. I hope others learned as I did and will carry that in that hearts and memories forever! I know your at peace now, my friend, and I am sure your mom was there with open arms. My prayers are with you and for you, and for your loved ones! Bye Sister, I will forever miss you!

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  15. Rickey Honey

    A friend from the time we where young kids that will be missed! Always had a smile and something funny to say! You will be missed by many! See you later!

    Reply
  16. Jo Ann griffin

    You were an inspiration to me! I love you & will miss you dearly!

    Reply
  17. DARA SHELTON

    Kathy, you lit up a room when you walked in with your smile and sense of humor. Everyone who met you loved you. I know your family knew how special you were. You will be missed by so many people. I love you. God bless your loved ones during this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  18. Buck Young

    So sad! She was always helpful to us in our business…even after she rented the building to us, whenever there was an issue we could call her and she’d get us the help we needed. Prayers for your family.

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  19. Tomi Henderson

    I only met Kathy this past july,when Robby&I started our business she was one of our first customers &a loyal one.She was so very friendly&made me feel as if we had known each other for years.Our mutual interest in our grandchildren&love of the florida gulf beaches spurred much conversation. She was funny,cheerful&down to earth,i will miss those times we visited&talked.So sorry i didn’t meet her sooner.Robby had known her since he was a kid&thought so much of her.A dear lady,so sorry to hear of her sudden passing.God bless her daughters &grandchildren. In the short time i knew her i learned quickly how much she loved&cherished you.We are praying for you her family. Kathy, Robby&I will see you again one day,rest&enjoy heaven now. Robby&Tomi Henderson

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  20. Dwight King

    we were friends for along time , and we will get to be friends again , it’s good to know there is someone with that smile and love in her heart looking out for me now , till me meet agin i will carry you with me. PS- IF ANYONE CAN MAKE EVERYBODY IN HEAVEN LAUGH IT COULD BE KATHY

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  21. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Remember when Kathy came to work at the Exchange. She was so funny, always joking and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. A loving, caring lady. Prayers for her family who will have to carry on without her sweet nature guiding them. Rest in Peace Kathy.

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  22. Linda S. May

    Kathy you will be missed. As a fellow realtor having worked with you several times over the years going through some tough and some easy sales. Enjoyed you. God bless your family and may the Lord give them strength and grace to deal with your passing.
    Linda May
    December 9, 2014 at 12:05pm

    Reply
  23. Allison Edwards Greene

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Such a sweet lady. Allison

    Reply
  24. Kevin Nolen

    Condolences to family and friends of Kathy. She always had a smile and hug for me. Blessed to see her just two weeks ago at the service for her Aunt Doris in Nashville.

    Reply
  25. Kevin Nolen

    Kathy was such a joyful person whenever I had been around. So glad we saw her two weeks ago at the service for her Aunt Doris in Nashville. Condolences to the family…Kevin and Lynn (Coker) Nolen

    Reply
  26. Mildred McNatt

    Will miss her sweet smile……..she was a wonderful person….RIP Kathy

    Reply
  27. Jimmy Hillis

    Sorry for your loss. Kathy was a good one! She Always had a smile & a laugh to go with it.

    Reply
  28. Kay Horton

    So sorry to hear this she was a great person Kerri i know u will truely miss her God will help u get threw this terrible loss

    Reply
  29. Billie Jean Thompson

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with each of you. May God bless each of you and keep you all in his tenderest care. With all my love.

    Reply
  30. Fran & Jackie Delap

    So very sorry to here about Kathy. She was always such a nice person. She will be so missed.

    Reply
  31. Bettie Gunter

    Dear kathy…you will never be forgotten. You were the 1st friend I made when I moved here from Florida. You and your family were so kind. You took the time to invite my family to your home for dinner. The kids played softball and the food was delicious. You kept my son Tommy’s football photo on your desk years after graduation.
    Your kindness will never be forgotten. You and I were working together on a closing. I feel so bad knowing it is coming up in a day or so and you want be there.
    RIP my friend. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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  32. jim &kim goolsby

    So sorry she will be missed . Brandy and Carrie I am so sorry god be with you both.

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  33. Donna Porter

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Such a friendly and funny lady. Her smile will definitely be missed.

    Reply
  34. Brenda Burns

    So Sorry for her passing.My Heartfelt Sympathy to each of you.She was a Sweetheart !

    Reply

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34 Comments

  1. Tina Peel

    So sorry to hear this. Ms. Kathy was super kind and one of a kind. I have known her several years through real estate closings and even the event center at Riverbend. She was always kind and so easy to work with. She will be missed.

    Reply
  2. Gina Haislip

    I will truly miss Kathy, especially her smiling face and quick wit. Linda Harrison in her tribute said it best: Kathy loved life, lived it to the fullest, and brought so much joy to the lives of everyone who knew her. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Reply
  3. Linda Harrison

    Our most gracious Heavenly Father, today, December 13, 2014 we gather together in memory of our beloved friend Kathy. I ask that you bring comfort to her daughters Brandy and Karrie, her grandchildren Nathan, Cody, Logan and Caylen, her fiancé Marvin, her best friend Lee Ann, and the rest of her family, friends, and people whose lives she touched and brought such joy and fun to. Her kindness and generosity cannot be spoken of enough. Kathy enjoyed life to the fullest and she wanted to make sure all those around her enjoyed it also. She loved people and never met a stranger. I thank you God for bringing Kathy into my life and the many memories we created and shared over the past 50 years. She was always there when I needed her and will forever be missed. God, you have truly received and angel. Rest in peace, my friend, rest in peace.

    Reply
  4. Tina

    Sorry for your loss Mr Michael and Mrs Nell Thinking of you..

    Tina and Tracy Allen

    Reply
  5. Roy Pugh

    I just found out this just a few minutes ago. She was one of the coolests friends I had. A really easy woman to talk to. I’m so sorry to hear this. God love you Kathy!

    Reply
  6. Kristi Hyde

    Words cannot express the sympathy that I have for the passing of Kathy, she was definatly one of a kind, she had the BEST sense of humor and always had a listening ear if you needed one. My prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  7. Misty Galyon Mullins

    I have so many memories as a child that include Ms. Kathy. She will be missed. You all are in my and my families prayers.

    Reply
  8. ANGEL WILSON

    This is such a shock to hear of Mrs. Kathy’s passing. She was such a wonderful and king lady during my years as a student at Ralph Askins. My condolences to the family, will keep you in my prayers.

    Reply
  9. Mary Ann Tackett

    Surely do miss you already and it’s almost too much to take in. we so enjoyed you in the office. We will miss you. I have learned a good lesson that you just never know when time is up so we need to pray everyday and ask God’s mercy and forgiveness so we can be assured if our time comes, we are ready to go. Kathy was a wonderful friend to me and to others who knew her. Life will be strange without her coming into the office and always having something to say and tell us all. She was an excellent Realtor and and a great friend. We always said we were going to move to Panama together, time was just never right. Rest easy Kathy. We Love you. MaryT

    Reply
  10. cindy gardner and Damion lane familys

    Well the world lost a beautiful person but heaven gained an angel and it really does hurt just knowing that she is not around to bump into from time to time,The lord must have needed her pretty bad because she was such a joy and a blessing to be around and she meant a lot to me and my sons ,Always asking me how my family was doing and this is just too sad,Kathy we will always love you and you made a difference in our lives,God bless your family,you will live in our hearts and minds forever………RIP.

    Reply
  11. Starr Adcock

    Kathy was an amazing friend who was always there for my family whenever we were in need. We knew we could never repay her thoughtfulness. She will be greatly missed!

    Reply
  12. Jackson Family

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  13. Jonathan Edwin Pigg

    I was so lucky to have mrs kathy in my life . I will never forget the trips we went on and the good times we all had . She was a very special person , she would always let me borrow her trailer when i needed it and anything else if i needed it and i know she helped alot of other people. We all have lost a very special person this week but she will never be forgotten

    Reply
  14. Cathy Worrilow

    My Dear Friend, Hey Sister,

    I will remember your laughter, your smile, and your friendship. You called me your sister every time we saw each other. You were a big sis to me! You taught me compassion, and toughness. I saw your giving heart and no matter how things were with you, you always took time for others. I know how much you loved your family and especially your grandkids! They were your life and I know they will forever miss you. I hope others learned as I did and will carry that in that hearts and memories forever! I know your at peace now, my friend, and I am sure your mom was there with open arms. My prayers are with you and for you, and for your loved ones! Bye Sister, I will forever miss you!

    Reply
  15. Rickey Honey

    A friend from the time we where young kids that will be missed! Always had a smile and something funny to say! You will be missed by many! See you later!

    Reply
  16. Jo Ann griffin

    You were an inspiration to me! I love you & will miss you dearly!

    Reply
  17. DARA SHELTON

    Kathy, you lit up a room when you walked in with your smile and sense of humor. Everyone who met you loved you. I know your family knew how special you were. You will be missed by so many people. I love you. God bless your loved ones during this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  18. Buck Young

    So sad! She was always helpful to us in our business…even after she rented the building to us, whenever there was an issue we could call her and she’d get us the help we needed. Prayers for your family.

    Reply
  19. Tomi Henderson

    I only met Kathy this past july,when Robby&I started our business she was one of our first customers &a loyal one.She was so very friendly&made me feel as if we had known each other for years.Our mutual interest in our grandchildren&love of the florida gulf beaches spurred much conversation. She was funny,cheerful&down to earth,i will miss those times we visited&talked.So sorry i didn’t meet her sooner.Robby had known her since he was a kid&thought so much of her.A dear lady,so sorry to hear of her sudden passing.God bless her daughters &grandchildren. In the short time i knew her i learned quickly how much she loved&cherished you.We are praying for you her family. Kathy, Robby&I will see you again one day,rest&enjoy heaven now. Robby&Tomi Henderson

    Reply
  20. Dwight King

    we were friends for along time , and we will get to be friends again , it’s good to know there is someone with that smile and love in her heart looking out for me now , till me meet agin i will carry you with me. PS- IF ANYONE CAN MAKE EVERYBODY IN HEAVEN LAUGH IT COULD BE KATHY

    Reply
  21. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Remember when Kathy came to work at the Exchange. She was so funny, always joking and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. A loving, caring lady. Prayers for her family who will have to carry on without her sweet nature guiding them. Rest in Peace Kathy.

    Reply
  22. Linda S. May

    Kathy you will be missed. As a fellow realtor having worked with you several times over the years going through some tough and some easy sales. Enjoyed you. God bless your family and may the Lord give them strength and grace to deal with your passing.
    Linda May
    December 9, 2014 at 12:05pm

    Reply
  23. Allison Edwards Greene

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Such a sweet lady. Allison

    Reply
  24. Kevin Nolen

    Condolences to family and friends of Kathy. She always had a smile and hug for me. Blessed to see her just two weeks ago at the service for her Aunt Doris in Nashville.

    Reply
  25. Kevin Nolen

    Kathy was such a joyful person whenever I had been around. So glad we saw her two weeks ago at the service for her Aunt Doris in Nashville. Condolences to the family…Kevin and Lynn (Coker) Nolen

    Reply
  26. Mildred McNatt

    Will miss her sweet smile……..she was a wonderful person….RIP Kathy

    Reply
  27. Jimmy Hillis

    Sorry for your loss. Kathy was a good one! She Always had a smile & a laugh to go with it.

    Reply
  28. Kay Horton

    So sorry to hear this she was a great person Kerri i know u will truely miss her God will help u get threw this terrible loss

    Reply
  29. Billie Jean Thompson

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with each of you. May God bless each of you and keep you all in his tenderest care. With all my love.

    Reply
  30. Fran & Jackie Delap

    So very sorry to here about Kathy. She was always such a nice person. She will be so missed.

    Reply
  31. Bettie Gunter

    Dear kathy…you will never be forgotten. You were the 1st friend I made when I moved here from Florida. You and your family were so kind. You took the time to invite my family to your home for dinner. The kids played softball and the food was delicious. You kept my son Tommy’s football photo on your desk years after graduation.
    Your kindness will never be forgotten. You and I were working together on a closing. I feel so bad knowing it is coming up in a day or so and you want be there.
    RIP my friend. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Reply
  32. jim &kim goolsby

    So sorry she will be missed . Brandy and Carrie I am so sorry god be with you both.

    Reply
  33. Donna Porter

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Such a friendly and funny lady. Her smile will definitely be missed.

    Reply
  34. Brenda Burns

    So Sorry for her passing.My Heartfelt Sympathy to each of you.She was a Sweetheart !

    Reply

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