Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Lou Jean Kilpatrick

03/25/1943 - 04/24/2020

Lou Jean Nations Kilpatrick, age 77 of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, April 24, 2020.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Clyde and Pauline Burrell Nations. Lou Jean worked for Townson-Rose Funeral Home for over 50 years and helped many families during their most difficult times. She enjoyed working in her flowers, bird watching and taking care of her animals especially her two cats, Tiger and Leo. Lou Jean loved her family, all her nieces and nephews and especially her grandchildren and friends. She enjoyed going out to eat a good meal and going on vacation in the summers, especially to the beach.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James "Jim" Kilpatrick; three brothers, Charles, Nevert and Kenneth Nations; one sister, Ourren Jones; and grandson, Kagan McCracken.

She is survived by one daughter, Angela McCracken and husband Elliott; one brother, Clyde Nations; three sisters, Linda Fay Wright, Nancy Walker and Lois Chastain; and one granddaughter, Ashley McCracken.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Aud Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Ranger United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Elliott McCracken, Chris LeRoy and Dewayne Kilpatrick.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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