I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7
Natalie Renee Kirkpatrick Pye, 47, Johnson City passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 after an extended illness at her residence with her family at her side. She was a loving mother and friend to all who knew her. Natalie loved music, cooking, fishing and her church at New Life Tabernacle. She was employed by Tailwinds at Tri-City Airport where she was the assistant manager in the two restaurants. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Howard and Grace Dugger and Milburn and Pearl Kirkpatrick Sr.. and her first husband and the father of her sons, Robert Pye.
Survivors include her parents, her mother, Phyllis Dugger Kirkpatrick of Elizabethton; father, Eugene E, Kirkpatrick and step-mother Karen Kirkpatrick of Kingsport; four children, Alexander James Pye of Houston, TX, Dalton Christopher Pye of Fort Sam Houston, TX, Brittany Star Wilson and Caitlin Grace Wilson both of Johnson City; a step-brother, Adam Evans of Mooresville, NC; special aunt, Mrs. Bernice Braswell (Miss B); Several aunts, uncles and cousins; a very special childhood and school friend, Melanie Cross; father of her daughters, Danny Wilson of Johnson City;
Celebration of Life Service for Natalie will be conducted at 7:00 PM Friday, April 6, 2018 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City with Pastor Larry Dugger officiating. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Chambers Cemetery, Valley Forge community. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends. For those attending you are asked to meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Devapiran Jaishanker of Regional Cancer Center, the entire staff of Johnson City Medical Center 4500 wing, Lakebridge Health Care and Mountain States Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Arrangements by Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City.