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Visitation

Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday September 3rd, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Celebration of Life

Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday September 3rd, 2022
11:00am

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Burial

Paradise North Cemetery
Saturday September 3rd, 2022
1:30pm

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Katie Stanford Furlow

Your Spirit

I know that no matter what
You will always be with me.
When life separates us
I’ll know it is only your soul
Saying goodbye to your body
But your spirit will be with me always.
When I see a bird chirping on a nearby branch
I will know it is you singing to me.
When a butterfly brushes gently by me so care freely
I will know it is you assuring me you are free from pain.
When the gentle fragrance of a flower catches my attention
I will know it is you reminding me
To appreciate the simple things in life.
When the sun shining through my window awakens me
I will feel the warmth of your love.
When I hear the rain pitter patter against my window sill
I will hear your words of wisdom
And will remember what you taught me so well’
That without rain trees cannot grow
Without rain flowers cannot bloom
Without life’s challenges I cannot grow strong.
When I look out to the sea
I will think of your endless love for your family.
When I think of mountains, their majesty and magnificence
I will think of your courage for your country.
No matter where I am
Your spirit will be beside me
For I know that no matter what
You will always be with me.


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Guestbook

Mama, I know your soul is in Heaven and there\'s no mistake about that. You have a new address I see:
111435 Heavens Gate
Heaven City, Heaven 00000.

You got your ticket, to catch God\'s train and fled your earthly home. I know those pearly gates and streets paved in gold enlighted you upon entering to catch up on all the good news Dad and the gang, Big Mama Juneva, Annie Lee, Hazel and Ruby, James, Sarah, Paw-Paw, Sis. Hawkins, Rev. Abraham was waiting to tell you; the weather\'s great, never a cloud in the sky, food\'s superb, never a complaint. No high gas prices, no rent to pay, everyday is Sunday. There\'s NO CHARGE!

I\'m sure you\'ll settle into your new home fine. You\'re surrounded by all your heavenly family and friends. Mama, don\'t worry about me...your aboundant love and nuturing you instilled in me will keep believing and trusting in the power of prayer and through God\'s mercy and grace, I too one day will finish my race...\"I will lift up my eyes into the hills from which cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord\". Gone, but not forgotten. I\'ll always love you, Mom.

Your Daughter,

Debra Furlow Sep 4 2022 6:00 PM

Ms. Katie lived next door to my Granny (Olivia Tobin) for many years. I visited and talked with her often while she tended to her garden. I was still in elementary school at the time. My daughter and I visited the old neighborhood at the end of June and decided to stop by her house to see if she was there.... she was, and to my surprise, she STILL remembered me. It had been a few years since the last time I saw her. She talked about how me and my sisters used to play ball in the yard and how I used to ride to the bakery on Jensen with her to pick up her cakes. I was delighted to share those fond memories with her and it warmed my heart that she remembered and even asked about my mama too. Rest easy Aunt Katie (cause everybody was an \"auntie\" back then. I know you are in a better place now.

Erica Sep 4 2022 1:00 PM

BIGMAMA THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU! YOU SHOWED ME WHAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WAS! IT DIDN\'T MATTER WHAT I DID YOU NEVER REMINDED ME OF MY DOWNFALLS AND ALWAYS TREATED ME THE SAME. I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH OF A VOID IT WOULD CAUSE IN MY LIFE TO NOT HAVE YOU UNTIL YOU LEFT. I\'M THANKFUL THAT I HAVE YOUR STRENGTH BECAUSE WITH IT AND GOD\'S STRENGTH I DON\'T KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE! I WAKE UP OUT MY SLEEP PRAYING AND THINKING OF YOU. I WISH I COULD HUG YOU I\'M ANXIOUS TO SEE YOU AGAIN! I MAY HAVE LOST YOU PHYSICALLY BUT YOU SPIRIT WILL LIVE IN MY HEART UNTIL IT STOPS BEATING....I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER.....

Ne'Kyndra "Nikki" your 1st grandchild, Nakia&Chance your great-grandsons Sep 4 2022 12:29 PM

Mama, It\'s going to be disheartening knowing I\'ll never hear your voice or see your face. I loved you as much as you loved me. The journey ahead will be rough but one thing for sure I will Trust in the Lord to lead & guide me every step of the way. I\'m standing on God\'s promises. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven ❤️

Leola Jordan-daughter Sep 4 2022 10:36 AM

We celebrated your homecoming yesterday and said our final goodbyes. We will miss you dearly. We will always love you and remember your love for us. Rest easy Bigmama, love your granddaughter and great granddaughter Stephanie and ReiLynn

Stephanie Sep 4 2022 10:18 AM

You were and will always be the Best.

Tanga Sep 3 2022 3:01 AM

From our family to yours…since we have stood in similar shoes, we understand your pain. Hold to God’s Unchanging Hands, believing better days are ahead. Cherish the precious memories with a smile because her spirit is always with you.

The Shamlin, White Jr., White I and Perkins Families Sep 2 2022 7:34 PM