KATHERINE WALDON

July 28, 1922 - December 28, 2021

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Obituary For KATHERINE WALDON

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Services
Friday, January 7, 2022
11:00 AM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Pastor Angus Thompson
Rev. David Cavitt, Eulogist
St. Elmo Baptist Church
Lawton, OK
Minister Pete Johnson, Officiating

Visitation
Thursday, January 6, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
1420 Borton Street

New Jerusalem Baptist Church is inviting you to a live stream of the Celebration of KATHERINE WALDON

Meeting ID: 585 796 6646
Passcode: njbc

Burial
Crestview Cemetery

Celebration of Life for Katherine Waldon
Mrs. Katherine Waldon was born in Kilgore, Texas to James and Nancy Henry on July 28, 1922. She accepted Christ at an early age. The family were members of the El Bethel Baptist Church in Overton, Texas. After moving to Wichita Falls, she joined Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and became a member of the Women’s chorus.

She later united with New Jerusalem Baptist Church. As the oldest active female member, she succeeded Sister Mary Castro as Church Mother.

She loved her church and was in regular attendance until the COVID started in 2019.
She was strong believer in social justice and gender equality. She was happy that the Silver Fox Ministry reached seniors in the church and the community.

Mrs. Waldon attended beauty school at Sweat’s Beauty College in Tyler, Texas and
earned a cosmetology license. After moving to Wichita Falls in 1958, she began working temporarily in a salon. She encouraged and guided her sons, Angus, Jessie Jr., and Mac as they renovated a small house and turned it into a beauty shop. She named it Henry’s Beauty Shop.
She successfully owned and operated her beauty salon for over 40 years.

Mrs. Waldon raised her children and supported her grandchildren by encouraging and motivating them to be the best version of themselves. She made each of them feel a love that remains unmeasured. The breadth of her love reached her great grandchildren and eventually extended itself to loving, caring for, supporting, and guiding six foster children.

After retiring, she began volunteering for Meals on Wheels. Even that became a lesson to her grandchildren- on Saturdays and during the summer, Mrs. Waldon often took them with her to deliver meals.

Mrs. Waldon’s efforts did not go unnoticed by the community. The Community Action Corporation recognized her at an appreciation banquet on April 19, 1999, for her volunteer work with Meals on Wheels.

Mrs. Waldon volunteered from 2003-2007 with the Wichita Falls Independent School District, in the Head Start Program. In this role, she served as a support in the classroom and was once again recognized for her service. In 2006-2007, she received the “Most Supportive Granny” Award.

Even at 94 years young Mrs. Waldon continued to share her gift of volunteerism by enthusiastically preparing lunch bags for New Jerusalem’s Meals on Wheels ministry.

Fiercely independent. She was an avid walker. She had a passion for reading and sewing. She also loved shopping, gardening, healthy cooking and baking.

She learned to use the computer in her 80’s. She enjoyed following her grandchildren and great grandchildren on Facebook. She could often be found attending Women’s Mission via Zoom.

Mrs. Waldon was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Waldon; father and mother, James and Nancy Henry, her sisters Josephine and Beth, her brothers James, Lester, and Joseph. She was also preceded by her sons, Lester and Charles, her granddaughters Renate and Yolanda, as well as her grandson Sean and daughter-in-law, Claudean.

Left to cherish Mrs. Waldon’s memory are:
Sister
LaBelle Jones (Jesse)
Children
Angus Thompson (Shirley)
Jesse Thompson
Mac Thompson (Juanita)
Dorothy Sanford
Bettye James
Lavern Craddock
Erma Taylor
Carolyn Ates
Ennette Henry
Donna Howard (Antony)

Grandchildren
Omar Thompson (Courtney), Monica Thompson, Eric Thompson, Kimberly Thompson, Jerry Fields, LaDana McWhorter (Eric), Cedric Thompson (Lenessa), Cyrus Thompson (Kelly), Nichelle Bruford, Alethea Friday, Rachel Sanford, Ernest James (Tina), Rodney James (Christine), Kory Pratt, Ketrick Starks, Kimberly Starks, Deon Thompson, Kristin Spicer (Landon), Lester Thompson Jr., Shirley Taylor, Otis Taylor II (China), Tamara Rivera (Oscar), Jamiel Taylor, Meena Taylor, Haki Howard (Demiris), Iman Howard, and Nile Howard

Foster Children
Joy and Casey
Frances and Gary
Wynell and JR

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Condolences

  • 01/07/2022

    So sorry for your loss. It's hard to put in words exactly what to say. Please remember that you're in my heart, in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  • 01/07/2022

    Donna how blessed you are to be an heir of such a phenomenal woman! As you now recall the memories of your time with your Mother you will also apply her wisdom to every aspect of your life. By doing this you keep her torch glowing and active. We love you and honor your dear Mother's legacy. ~Joyce Howard Johnson~ for the family Godspeed

  • 01/06/2022

    Donna & Betty-sending prayers & love in the loss of your dear mother. Love, Mishaun

  • 01/05/2022

    My condolences to family.I meet mrs.Waldon many years ago,living next to her in her rent house. She looked our for me like a mother.

  • 01/05/2022

    My mama Katherine was the best thing that could of happened to my brother & I when we were little kids. She took us in & treated us like her own & for that, I appreciate everything her & my foster dad, Mr. Joe did for us. I couldn't be more happier to be able to call her my mom & know such a beautiful soul. R.I.P. mama for I shall see you again! I love you with all my heart & know that you will truly be missed 💕💕💕

  • 01/03/2022

    Condolences to the Maloney, Thompson and Waldron Family. As a young girl living on Walnut street, I would get my hair done at her shop. Great memories. Brenda Brown , grand daughter of David and Marietta Lucas

  • 01/02/2022

    Sending my prayers and condolences to the Maloney, Thompson, Gildon , and Waldon Family . Love you, Kimberly, DeAndra, John Jr. Chenault

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