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Kathy D. Radford

Kathy DeBaun Radford, born Kathy DeBaun Barnes to the late George W. Barnes, Sr. and Mary Katherine Barnes on March 20, 1959, in Cadiz, KY, lived her life in full expression of the Proverbs 31 woman.

Kathy accepted Christ at a young age and joined Bloomfield Missionary Baptist Church of Cadiz, KY. She was an active member of her church where she ushered and sang in the choir.

Kathy graduated from Trigg County High School. Later on Kathy began working in her passion of helping to care for others and worked in the health care field for many years. Kathy had a strong gift of compassion and hospitality.

On June 21, 1986, Kathy was joined in Holy Matrimony to Charles W. Radford. She is the mother to Sha and Justin Radford. Kathy took seriously her role as a wife and a mother and invested her time growing in her knowledge and skill of caring for her home and her family. When it came to her husband, children and family, Kathy was the definition of agape love. She was a beacon of light to those that she came in contact with, always giving a warm smile and an encouraging word; and she never met a stranger. She was always eager to share the love of Christ and salvation to others. In April of 1994, Charles W. Radford became the Pastor of Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church and Kathy came along beside her husband and supported the ministry in a variety of ways. Kathy was a youth Sunday School teacher, choir member, a member of the hospitality ministry, and she definitely was Pastor Radford’s “amen” corner.


On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, Charles, her children and loved ones surrounded Kathy as she faced the sunset of her days on earth and entered her rest joining her Savior in eternity.

She has left an indelible impact to be remembered by her husband of nearly 35 years, Pastor Charles W. Radford; two children: Sha Radford and Justin Radford; three grandchildren: Jusaria Radford, Jaden Radford, and Emmanuel Radford; three brothers: Clemon Barnes (Lawana), Richard Barnes, Sr. (Rosalee), and George W. Barnes, Jr. (Annette); Sister: Bettye Barnes; Aunt: Gloria Edwards Sam; seven sisters-in-law: Evelyn Boyd, Mae Paulus (Maurice), Virginia Sledge, Rhinell Weldon, Delores Bradner, Debra Jenkins and Flossie Cross Radford; brothers-in-law: Thomas Radford, Norris Radford, and Ricky Radford; ten nephews; six nieces and a host of other family and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by parents, George W. Barnes, Sr., and Mary Katherine Barnes; one brother, Robert C. Taylor; one niece, Angel Barnes.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 20, 2022, 5-7 at funeral home. Funeral Monday February 21, 2022, 1:00pm at Fifth Ward Baptist Church.

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A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Radford

Bettye L. Barnes Aug 16 2022 10:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Radford

SHIRLEY HAYES Feb 26 2022 6:31 PM

When we leave this earth, the love that we've given and received remains behind to light the lives of those we touched each memory a candle burning bright wishing you and your family comfort in knowing how brightly love shines on.

Carolyn Dillard & Family of Atlanta, Ga Feb 24 2022 11:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Radford

Carolyn Dillard & Family of Atlanta, Ga Feb 24 2022 11:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Radford

Jennifer McNeal Feb 23 2022 5:02 AM

Rev. Radford, you and your entire family are in my prayers.

Tywanna Dargan Feb 22 2022 3:41 PM

You're going to be missed beautiful ❤️❤️

Loretta marshall Feb 22 2022 12:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Radford

Loretta marshall Feb 22 2022 12:20 PM

Sending Love and my condolences Uncle Charles, Sha, and Justin. I am Keeping you in prayer. Love you, Tosha Weldon

Latosha Weldon Feb 21 2022 8:16 PM

Rev. Radford, Sha, Justin and the entire family
My deepest sympathy to you all. I will definitely miss her and cherish those memories that we had bringing mom(Lydia) to visit her on several occasions. Much love and blessings.

Trinette Bacon Feb 21 2022 1:02 PM

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