Kathy Ann (Livesay) Melfi, born October 16, 1953 transitioned peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, to her beautiful new home in heaven at 3:16pm on Friday June 26, 2020. Kathy’s nickname as a youngster, "Kitten", was given to her for her sweetness and ever present smile. As an adult Kathy was a lioness, ferociously loyal to her family and friends, always quick to forgive, and always having the backs of those she loved. Born in Virginia, Kathy moved to Miami, Florida in 1955 and lived in Miami and Tampa, Florida until returning to Maryville in 1989, working most of her life in the restaurant business. Kathy enjoyed friends, Florida Gator football, cooking holiday meals, and Motown music, but loved her family most of all. Preceded in death by her beloved father William H. (Bill) Livesay Sr., her brother William H. (Billy) Livesay Jr., and several special uncles and aunts. Kathy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Anthony Melfi (Tony), son Michael Melfi and daughter Michele Bullock (Robbie) all of Maryville. Mother Barbara Waters and brother Charles Dolinger (Beth) Johnson City, 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many more family and friends The family wishes to thank Blount Memorial Hospice, along with very special friend and tireless caregiver Jill Scruggs and Becky Barkley. A Celebration of Kathy’s Life will take place at a future date.
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