Kathy Stephens

Westminster – Kathy Louise Shead Stephens, 69, wife of the late Kenneth Stephens, passed away, Monday, November 7, 2022.


Born in Gastonia, Kathy was the daughter of the late Jay Shead and Kathleen Floyd Shead. Kathy formerly worked for Itron and was of the Church of God Faith.


Kathy is survived by her son, Ricky Collins; daughter, Tracy Childress (Charles); sisters, Lib Nix, Janie Deitz; grandchildren, Johnathan Welborn, Joshua Welborn, Jesse Welborn, Brandon Collins, Tiffany Collins; and numerous great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, Kathy is preceded in death by her son, Michael Collins and her granddaughter, Christina Collins.


Per Kathy’s wishes, no formal service will be held.


The family is at their respective homes.   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathy’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 507 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.