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Katherine Louise Dillard was born on June 26, 1938 in Bristol Virginia/Tennessee to Stanhope and Flora Lacy.  Katherine's family moved to Knoxville, TN, Milwaukee, WI and the South Bronx before eventually settling in St. Albans Queens, New York.  Katherine grew up with a love of music, art, math and science.  Katherine attended Hunter College in Manhattan where she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  Soon after college, Katherine met the man she would remain with for the next 53 years, Anthony L Dillard who she married on August 8th 1964.
Katherine Dillard remained in New York City for another decade working at several hospitals as a lab technician while taking graduate courses at St Johns University in Queens. Also during that time Katherine's family increased with birth of their son Graham in 1967 and daughter Charlene 4 years later in 1971.
A job transfer and longing for a less hectic way of life brought the Dillards to Greensboro, North Carolina where the family became members of St. Matthews United Methodist Church in 1975.  Over the years Katherine became active in many Church Ministries including Superintendent of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Tutoring, Methodist Youth Group Counselor, United Methodist Women and Communion Stewards among others.  In addition, Katherine found time to complete her Master in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Katherine Dillard taught 7th and 8th grade Science in both area private and Greensboro Public Schools retiring in 2008.  Among her numerous honors, Katherine was twice awarded Guilford County Public School's "Teacher of the Year".
Katherine Dillard was preceded in death by her younger sister Cordelia Lacy, Father, Attorney Stanhope Lacy Jr. and Mother Flora Lacy.
Katherine leaves behind her husband: Anthony L Dillard; daughter: Charlene Dillard; son: Graham Dillard; grandson: Nicholas Dillard; daughter-in-law: Esther Dillard; sister-in-law: Annette Coward; and a host of cousins, extended family, friends and former students.
Katherine Dillard left us peacefully on the early morning of Thursday, May 10th 2018.
A service honoring her life will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church; 600 E. Florida St, Greensboro, NC.  The visitation will begin at 11:00 am and the service will follow at 12 noon.  The interment will take place following service at Lakeview Memorial Park; 3600 O'Henry Blvd, Greensboro, NC.

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  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    I would like to express my sincere condolences. The Bible is a great source of encouragement during times like this. May the "God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3) comfort you.
    ~ K   NC
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    We lift each of you in prayer. May the love of family and friends sustain you through this difficult time.
    ~ Bryon and Bethea Wall   North Chesterfield, VA
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    God sat me next to an angel on Sunday. Today, she has the victory. May memories fill your heart with peace.
    ~ Josefa Bethea Wall   North Chesterfield, VA
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    "For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 4:14
    ~ Lorraine Denson   Kansas City, MO
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    Anthony and Family So sorry to hear about your loss. May you be comforted by "Precious Memories"...
    ~ Doris Dunnegan   Hillsborough, NC
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    Anthony and Family So sorry to hear about your loss. May you be comforted by "Precious Memories"...
    ~ Doris Dunnegan   Hillsborough, NC
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018
    Tony and Family, Please know that you are in my prayers during this time. Kathy was a kind and beautiful person. God bless you.
    ~ Brenda P Gilchrist   Greer, SC
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    May the Peace of The Lord be with the family at this time . Katherine was such a kind and gentle person and she will be missed
    ~ Ernest allen   greensboro, NC
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    so sorry to hear the news and we are in houston texxas at this time. but our prayers are with you
    ~ william & queen williamson   yanceyville, NC
  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    Tony and family we were saddened to hear about Katherine's passing. You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers
    ~ Marvin Wright and Family   knoxville, TN
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    To the family of Katherine Dillard. I am sorry for your loss of a very special person to all of you. Death as we know in this world is a part of life that we find hard to accept Please know that GOD is a stronghold in the time of your distress. Nahum 1:7
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear love one. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21:4 which promises that one day death will be no more. I hope this scripture brings comfort to your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    We're so sorry about your loss. Please find comfort from the words found at 1 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which reads: "3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials" Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. Find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    To The Family, I am a volunteer minister who reads obituary columns quite often. Sometimes words cannot express fully one's sympathy when learning of a person's death, simply because death affects all mankind and it hurts so much. I hope the family can be comforted knowing that God cares for you and sees your pain. ( 1 Peter 5:7) May you find comfort and relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories.
    ~ Kathy( Volunteer Minister)