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Celebration the life of Katherine Maria Harding

Katherine Maria Harding (MIA)

Sunrise: May 20, 1957 - Sunset: November 23, 2020

Katherine was born to the proud parents of richard and Bette Harding, in Seattle, Washington. Katherine Attended Seattle Public School systems. As a teenager She participated in many summer youth program, and was a chaperone for many younger children. Katherine work for the Hilton hotel system, Hasbro Toys, and was a caretaker for our mother, our Uncle Leroy Chatman, our first cousin Gregory Goodwin. (All Deceased).

She had a very gentle and courageous soul, always willing to help anyone. Her door was always open to many people. She learned how to cook at a very early age, her specialties were oxtails, spaghetti, and fried chicken. Katherine was an excellent mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Katherine loved Gospel music and R&B music, and she was always Praying.

Katherine became ill just recently, however she was private in many ways and our family was not aware of her illness. I November 23, 2020 Katherine passed away, and woke up in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Katherine’s parents preceded her in death, and she lives two children Kenneth KELLEY II, Shavon Hayes; Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; Brothers, Lathaniel GRace), Robert (Deceased) and Anthony; Sisters: Frenesi, Betty Jean (Deceased), Marie- Sister/Cousin (Boris) and Elizabeth: Best friend and first cousins- Gail Giles , and Renee Smith. Many many cousins, nieces and nephew’s, friends and the love of her life for 25 years Mr. Leon Smith.

A candle light and balloon visual was held in her honor on Sunday, December 6, 2020. A memorial will be held at a later date.

A-Poem For Mia

We thought of you with love today,

But that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday, and

Days before that too.

We think of you in silence, we often

Speak your name.

All we have are memories,

A picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake,

With which we’ll never part.

God has you in his keeping,

We have you in our hearts.


The family of Katherine Harding gratefully acknowledges with deepest appreciation, the love, flowers, and condolences that are still pouring in. Also, Columbia Funeral Home And many other expressions of kindness and concern evidence at this time in thought and deed.