Kay L. Singleton
Loving Mother, Grandmother
CANTON — Catherine “Kay” Leona Fuston Singleton, of Canton, and also Roanoke, Virginia, was welcomed to her Heavenly home Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
Mrs. Singleton was born in Oak Park, Illinois to the late Howard L. Fuston and the late Bessie Millerlie Fuston. She had made her home in Haywood County for more than fifty years and had also resided most recently in Roanoke, Virginia. Kay was a homemaker and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren that she loved and cherished dearly. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Canton and her giving and caring spirit has touched many. The memories of Kay’s kind deeds and nurturing ways to her friends and neighbors, and the love for her cats will never be forgotten. Along with her unselfishness and her tender heart, she remained a courageous, resilient and strong willed lady throughout her lifetime. Kay had a wonderful personality, she loved to dance and sing and music was truly in her soul. Her joyful laughter always brought a smile to those around her. Kay will always remain a part of her children and grandchildren, as she will be in their hearts forever.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Verdon Oliver Singleton, who passed away in 1984; an infant great-grandson, Patrick McKissick; and her sister, Marjorie Richards.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Merry McKissick of Roanoke, Virginia and Susan White and her husband, Charles L. White, of Canton; grandchildren, Brian McKissick and April, of San Jose, California, Dana Hartman and Kevin, of Thomasville,Wendy Underwood and Greg, of Canton, and Taryn Thompson and Kent, of Canton; great-grandchildren, Brian Andrew, Aidan, Luke, Morgan, Kade, Kirstin, MaKenzie, Cole, Holt and Brittany; a great-great grandchild, Zoe; a brother, Howard L. Fuston Jr. of Elmhurst, IIinois; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Kay’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home. The Rev. Perry Brindley will be officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
In Mrs. Singleton’s memory memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24018.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Singleton family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.