Mrs. Katie W. Deese, age 89, entered into rest on Friday, July 9, 2021 with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, July 11, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Fred McDaniel and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.
In keeping with Mrs. Katie’s wishes, the family encourages everyone in attendance to wear her favorite color, RED!
Mrs. Deese was born November 29, 1931 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Sam and Rosie Ratliff Watson. She was a retired employee of James Fabrics and a former employee of Sacony. She also worked alongside her husband for many years at Deese Grocery. Katie was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church where she was a beloved member of the choir. She enjoyed shopping, traveling with her church group and cousins, and decorating her home and yard for each holiday.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Deese was also preceded in death by her husband, Maxie C. “Teat” Deese; sons, James C. Deese and Kenny M. Deese; daughter, Patsy D. Rollins; grandson, Scott Deese; brother, Grover Watson; sister, Sara Watson Jones; son-in-law, Hollis Hurst, Jr.; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Survivors include her daughter, Joyce D. Hurst; grandchildren, Chris Deese, Angela (Gregg) Demby, Chasity (Michael) Lisenby, Lisa (Scott) Herrington, Brandy Rollins, and Anthony (Crystal) Rollins; great grandchildren, Taylor Demby, Holli Demby, Colt Oliver, Michaela Lisenby, Kingsley Herrington, Makenxie Rollins, Kaden Herrington, Abram Rollins, and Camdyn Rollins; sister-in-law, Dot (Tommy) Jordan; numerous nieces and nephews; and special family members of the heart, Alice Deese, Randy (Angie) Rollins, and Larry (Cheryl) Jones.
On behalf of the Deese family, a special thank you is offered for Mrs. Katie’s extended family, the staff and residency of Cheraw Healthcare, for their love, support, and care through the years.
Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 6178 Airport Road, Mt. Croghan, SC 29727 or to the Cheraw Healthcare "Activity Program," c/o Shawna Quick, P.O. Box 967, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Deese family.