Clara Poteat

Obituary of Clara Kathleen Poteat

Clara Kathleen Westbrook Poteat, (Kathy), 78 of Mebane, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, went to be with the Lord, she loved on November 10, 2020.

Kathy was born August 29th, 1942, daughter of Aaron Westbrook and Lucille Christopher Westbrook, both deceased.  She attended the former, Mebane High School where she loved music and singing. She married her high school sweetheart, the late Conley Ervin Poteat, Jr on July 10th, 1960 and they lived in Mebane and raised 2 children.  She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mebane, most of her life, where she was married and sang in the choir. Later in life, she was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Mebane.  Kathy’s career life was in Healthcare Administration, at the former Alamance County Hospital, the Manager of the Blood Bank Lab at UNC Memorial Hospital, Dr. Paul Maness Pediatrics and at Chapel Hill Ophthalmology.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie Poteat Montelli and husband John, a son, Christopher Todd Poteat and wife Beth, four grandchildren, Nicholas Montelli, Allison Montelli, Alec Poteat and Garrett Poteat. She is also survived by one sister Peggy Scott, one brother Richard Westbrook and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, by 4 brothers, Archie Westbrook, Ballard Westbrook, Aaron Westbrook, Marion Westbrook and two sisters, Ena Mae Young and Faye Marie Westbrook.

Kathy was passionate about many things in life: among those were her love for music. She loved to sing and dance – from taking classes and performances to sharing her talent when the right song came on. Another passion of hers was making flower arrangements and wreaths. She even started a small business with it. Kathy enjoyed gardening, reading, and taking trips with her family to the mountains. Family was the most important aspect of life to Kathy. She leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Her faith in God was fierce and it shined through her daily.

The celebration of her life will be on Saturday November 14th at 2:00pm at the Oakwood Cemetery. There will be a viewing for family and friends before, from 10am to 1pm at Walker’s Funeral Home in Mebane.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance Caswell.

Walker’s Funeral Home of Mebane is serving the Poteat Family.

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