Kathy Lynn Warren

Born in Nashville, TN on October 12, 1956

Departed on January 10, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Kathy Lynn Warren, age 60, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Preceded in death by her father, Tommy Paul Powers Sr., and son, Paul Jackson Warren.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Paul Warren, mother, Martha Ann Powers (Weston), daughter, Lorie Lynn Drake (Jordan), sisters; Beverly Biles (James), Mary Ruch (Richard), Wanda Powers, brother, Tommy Paul Powers Jr., granddaughter, Kennedy Lynn Drake, nieces; Amy Ross (Jamie), Angela King and great-niece, Autumn King. Kathy is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Kathy was born on October 12, 1956 in Nashville, TN. She retired from Ellis Middle School in Hendersonville where she worked as the Office Administrator. Kathy was a woman of strong faith who loved the Lord and was a member of Community Church of Hendersonville. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who adored her granddaughter Kennedy. Kathy had an infectious laugh and made everyone’s day better. She will be dearly missed by her family and by all who knew her.
A Life Celebration Service for Kathy will be held at Community Church of Hendersonville, 381 W. Main Street in Hendersonville, on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2:00PM, officiated by Pastor Doug Varnado. Visitation will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4:00PM-8:00PM, and again on Friday, one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paul Warren Memorial Fund at First Tee of Middle Tennessee, 400 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37069.

32 Comments to Kathy Lynn Warren

  1. Patsy Litchford
    January 11, 2017 1:39 pm

    Kathy was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met, she loved her family dearly, she made everyone feel better when she was around them, always with a smile. I am so sorry for the loss to Johnny and Lorie and the entire family. I know you will miss her, you are in my prayers. Love you

  2. David Slate
    January 11, 2017 3:01 pm

    I have many wonderful Memories of Mrs. Warren when I went to Ellis Middle School from fall 1994 to spring 1997. She was a wonderful person who was a huge part of my and so many other kids’ Ellis years. My Prayers and Condolences to her husband and her Daughter and the whole family.

  3. Nikki Taylor
    January 11, 2017 3:10 pm

    I have so many sweet memories of Mrs Warren from when I attended Ellis from 95-98! She was the sweetest lady ever & always had a smile on her face!! My daughter, Sydney, got to enjoy her for the past 2 years while at Ellis. She was such a beautiful soul inside & out & will truly be missed!! Prayers for family, friends, & all that knew her!! ❤️

  4. Brittney Martel
    January 11, 2017 3:18 pm

    She will be missed… she was such a wonderful lady! I too got the blessing of having Mrs Warren in my life. As she was very much a part of my life when I was younger and I spent a lot of time going over to her house to hang out with my buddy Paul.. and now Paul has his mom in Heaven with him! How beautiful is that! She’s gone home to be with her Heavenly Father and her son! She is rejoicing and we can too because they are reuniting! God is so good! ❤❤❤

  5. Norma Moulton
    January 11, 2017 5:08 pm

    Kathy was such a sweet kind person. She always had a smile and she made you feel better after speaking with her. I’m so sorry for Lorie and Johnny but they can take comfort in knowing they will see her again along with Paul one day.Prayers for all of the family.

  6. Cameron Tucker
    January 11, 2017 5:33 pm

    Kathy always had a smile on her face and made Ellis a great place for parents and kids! The Tucker family (especially Trey) will miss her dearly.

  7. Jeff Phillips
    January 11, 2017 6:28 pm

    I always enjoyed joking with her when checking in at EMS; such a great personality; she made everyone who came in feel welcome and her love for the students and co-workers shown in her smile and voice. What a pleasure to have known her!

  8. Julie Lee
    January 11, 2017 6:36 pm

    What a wonderful lady! Not only did all three of my kids go to Ellis but I was priveligded to sub in the office along side Kathy. She was always kind and helpful and never without a smile. God speed.

  9. Richard Weston
    January 11, 2017 6:40 pm

    I have wonderful memories of my niece Kathy when we were all young playing together and having fun. I love you very much and you will always be in my heart. My condolences to Johnny and Lorie.

  10. Carolbroberts
    January 11, 2017 7:00 pm

    Such a dear, sweet lady. It was a privilege to have known her.

  11. Ginny Cavin
    January 11, 2017 7:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. She was a wonderful, loving, fun, caring, Godly woman and her presence will be missed. She was a much loved member of the Ellis School staff. We loved her deeply. My sons, Mark Snyder and Grant Cavin, send their condolences. God bless you, Johnny and Lorie.

  12. Robin Schaffer
    January 11, 2017 7:13 pm

    So sorry to hear this. She was always so nice at the office iat Ellis Middle School. Such a nice family to deal wiith such sorrow.

  13. Louise Clark
    January 11, 2017 9:48 pm

    Kathy was such a sweet and kind lady. I count it a privilege to have known her. My condolences to Johnny and Lorie and to her precious granddaughter. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace during this difficult time.

  14. Teble Brewer
    January 11, 2017 10:28 pm

    Mrs. Kathy always made every student, parent, and faculty member at Ellis feel special and appreciated with her beautiful smile, encouraging words, and cheerful disposition. Heaven gained a wonderful angel.

  15. Amanda Oldham Slack
    January 11, 2017 10:59 pm

    Oh what a precious soul! I treasure my time spent with dear Kathy. She had the most amazing laugh and brought joy to everyone around her. Her love for the Lord was so evident….a good and faithful servant through it all. What a comfort to know she and Paul are together again in heaven! My life is richer for having had Kathy in it, and I will forever be grateful that God wove our lives together. My love and prayers to you, her beloved family.

  16. Michael Kaylor
    January 11, 2017 11:09 pm

    Mrs. Warren,

    You made me feel more welcome than anyone when I moved to Hendersonville in 1999. You were always the kindest, sweetest, most sincere lady! And for that, that is how you will always be remembered! Rest In Peace Mrs. Warren, we love you!

    Also,(good story in regional golf tournament) I ran into you and my parents on hole 6 at Country hills just after making an 11 on previous hole. You just gave your sweet smile as always and totally calmed me down, and from there on I played even golf for the last 14 holes. Thank you for everything!

  17. Tammy shanahan
    January 11, 2017 11:49 pm

    I didn’t know Kathy but I know her sister Wanda and her mother Martha. They are both wonderful women and I’m sure Kathy was too. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

  18. Claire W Pleiss
    January 12, 2017 6:59 am

    I cannot think of Kathy without her beautiful smile. I am so sorry.

  19. Leah Tomlinson
    January 12, 2017 7:48 am

    Kathy inspired me to be a better person and a better wife. She and Johnlead a marriage class at church that was so gentle and humble. I’m so deeply grateful to have known the Warrens. Praying for John and the family.

  20. Teena Hamilton
    January 12, 2017 8:41 am

    Kathy Warren one of the sweetest, kind, loving friend! A smile and a blessing for everyone she met. She will be missed, but so happy for the moment she and Paul
    saw each other, a glorious day:). Sad for Johnny, Lorie, and all her precious loved ones,
    God bless you!

  21. Shirley Hassell
    January 12, 2017 8:44 am

    I was privileged to not only know Kathy and her family at Hendersonville Nazarene but to talk to her at Ellis when my grand daughter, Payton, was there. A great lady who will be greatly missed by family and friends. May we all strive to live the example she set before us!

  22. Wanda Powers
    January 12, 2017 9:25 am

    To the sweetest person I’ve ever known. So blessed to be her sister. She made a room lighten up with her beautiful smile from the Lord! Praying for Johnny & Lorie. Your complete and healed Kathy, I love you with all my heart.

  23. Nancy Legard
    January 12, 2017 3:16 pm

    What a joy it was to work with Kathy at Ellis! I also went to school with Kathy and Johnny as a teenager. She never changed; sincere, patient, a heart of gold. I will miss her and cherish the friendship we had. I am a better person because of Kathy.

  24. Sharon Lake
    January 12, 2017 4:26 pm

    What a blessing it was for me to have had Kathy come into my life as a friend and co-worker in the office at Ellis for many years. Her gentle nature and that infectious smile is my first thought of her. There are no words to express my sorrow to Johnny and Lorie.

  25. Brenda Overstreet
    January 12, 2017 4:35 pm

    Johnny, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer.

  26. Kim Acevedo
    January 12, 2017 8:12 pm

    Johnny, Beverly, Lorie, so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

  27. Jared
    January 12, 2017 9:08 pm

    Sweetest lady I’ve ever met, she would make you happy just seeing her smile.

  28. Don and Donna Smiley
    January 13, 2017 10:08 am

    Johnny, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Kathy was such a sweet person even back in our high schools days.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God be with you all.

  29. Kathy Kuhn
    January 13, 2017 11:44 am

    Johnny – Know that there are so many holding you up in prayer at this time when all are at a loss for words that will comfort you.

  30. Linda Heggie Powell
    January 13, 2017 4:50 pm

    I grew up just a few houses away from Kathy, Wanda and Beverly. Great memories from many years ago. I just found out today that she had passed away, My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort you during this time.

  31. Susan Newell
    January 14, 2017 11:18 am

    I volunteered in the front office at Ellis when my kids attended there. Kathy was one-of-a-kind: she always exuded love, light and laughter. I think of the many, many children and parents she came into contact with over the years, and what an amazing purpose she fulfilled on this Earth. My genuine and heartfelt condolences to her family, whom she loved more than life. I will pray for you.

  32. Linda warren
    January 15, 2017 1:13 pm

    Kathy was one of the sweetest person I have ever known! I have so many wonderful memories of Kathy when we spent time in the earlier years!
    she was so full of love and laughter! My heart goes out to Johnny and Lori for your lost! I will keep you and your family in my prayers! love ya’ll

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