Sullivan was born on March 9, 1921, in Bladenboro. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Frink. She graduated from Bladenboro High School, Mars Hill College, Carson-Newman College and Carver School of Missions at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She taught two years in the public school system, worked one year for the Three Forks Baptist Association in Boone, and worked seven and a half years for the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association in Winston-Salem. Through her work at the Pilot Mountain Association, Kathleen endeared herself to members and friends in the scores of churches in the association as she tirelessly went in and out among the churches serving in so many helpful ways. The Lord's work in the association was greatly strengthened through her service.
On May 8, 1954, Kathleen married Beverly N. Sullivan Jr. of Winston-Salem, after coming to realize it was God's will for her to spend her life with him, rather than on the foreign mission field. Together Kathleen and Bev ministered effectively for Christ both inside and outside their home, claiming Proverbs 3: 5-6 as their life verses. They spent more than 53 years devoted totally to each other, their children, their church, and the Lord. Kathleen was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her loving husband; two daughters, Ruth Moore and her husband Stan, Kathy Morris and her husband Mark, all of Bethania; a son, Bev Sullivan and his wife Rachel, both of Lebanon, Tenn.; two sisters, Fay Floyd of Fairmont, and Nan Kennedy and her husband DeWitt, both of Bladenboro; three brothers, Worth Frink of Black Mountain, Jabe Frink of Bladenboro, and Bernard Frink and his wife Margaret, both of Bladenboro; grandchildren, Nathan (Haley), Sharon, Carrie and Katie Moore, Josh (Kristen) and Kelly Morris, Erin and Anna Sullivan; a great-grandson, Logan Morris; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Outreach Home Services for providing loving and effective care for Kathleen during the last eight years. This allowed her to remain at home. The family also would like to thank Hospice for their care.
Memorials may be made at Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 5000 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27104.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Voglers Funeral Home on Reynolda Road.