Kathleen Elizabeth (Bates) Pope was born in Birmingham, Alabama to parents, Emmett David Bates and Dorothy (Horner) Bates on April 23, 1939. She went on to be with her best friend and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 23, 2019. She graduated from Shades Valley High School in Birmingham, AL and attended the University of Alabama where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Kathleen then worked at the UAB Medical Center where she met the love of her life, David Hyatt Pope, who was attending Medical School. They were married for 58 wonderful years.
Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband, David Pope; two sons, David Pope, Jr., Ben Pope and his wife, Lora; two daughters, Elizabeth Pope Kennemer and husband, Kevin, Carolyn Pope Katechis and husband, Kevin; nine grandchildren, Sarah Pope Adams and husband, Coers, Kristin Pope Taylor and husband, Douglas, Ben Pope, Jr., Nick Pope, Emma Pope, Caleb Kennemer, Katie Kennemer, Holden Katechis and Nia Katechis; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Taylor and Douglas Taylor; and many other relatives and friends.
She lived her life by Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
Expressions of condolences may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.