OXFORD — Kathryn Warren Tucker of Oxford passed away on Feb. 18, 2021. She was born in Lenoir. She leaves behind her bereaved children, parents, sister and many other family members and friends.

As a child in Granville County, she enjoyed nature, especially catching crayfish and lizards, and always looked forward to frog-gigging.

During her high school years, she was an integral part of Oxford Baptist Church. While at J.F. Webb High School, she experienced much happiness through her various band activities. In her senior year, she was the drum major and received the John Phillip Sousa Award. Her summers were spent as a lifeguard.

After high school, she attended East Carolina University. She then received her RN degree from Vance Granville Community College.

She loved and cherished her children, Laura Grace and Riggan, spending countless hours reading to them.

In addition to her children, she is survived by her parents, Mike and Gail Warren of Oxford,; her sister and brother-in-law, Ashley and Lee Harrell of Oxford; her dear friend, Powell Fox of Oxford; her former husband, Stephen Tucker of Robersonville, her aunt, Brenda Gardziel, of Woodbridge, Virginia; as well as her niece and nephew and cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Annie Laura and Dave Ashworth of Oxford and James and Katherine Warren of Oxford.

Unfortunately, the last several years of her life, she endured chronic illness, with much pain and agony. Now, as the free spirit she always was, she is able to fly again.

A private, family service will be held at Eakes Funeral Home, Oxford, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, by the Rev. Dr. Steve Bolton. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you remember her through the YMCA Racial Justice Program to foster understanding through our youth, at 801 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Online condolences may be made at eakesfuneralhome.com

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Tucker family.