Mrs. Kathy Joy Avery, 69, passed away on October 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on November 2, 1949 to Nancy Beeson Whicker and Donald Richard Whicker in Forsyth County. Kathy was a well-respected member of the Novant Health Community, retiring after a successful career as Director of Employee Health. She was compassionate and creative. Her artistic flair manifested in works of pottery and needlework. More than anything, Kathy was devoted to her loving family. In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, John Avery. Surviving are her children, Angie Clodfelter, and Lori Kagarise; grandchildren, Dwight, Isiah, Daysha (Nick), Julian, and Maniah (Brandon); great grandchildren, Jocelyn and William, brothers, Rick Whicker (Val), and Tony Whicker (Karmen); sister, Donna West (Keith); numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a large extended family, all of whom she dearly loved. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. A private graveside committal will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Friday at the funeral home.