Kathryn “Kitty” Deal of Biloxi departed for heaven May 21, 2022.
Mrs. Deal was a native of Alabama, and an alumna of Judson College. She was a member of the Biloxi DAR Chapter and the PEO Sisterhood. She delighted many congregations as the church pianist for multiple churches, including Cottage Hill (Mobile AL), Calvary (Slidell LA), and Bay Vista and Pops Ferry Baptist churches (both in Biloxi). She served as guest pianist for revival and special events at other churches, including Olivet. She also performed for multiple Little Theater productions. She earned the Life Master ranking of the American Contract Bridge League, and served on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Bridge Association. An avid traveler, she had journeyed throughout the USA and on multiple tours across 6 continents. She particularly enjoyed her special friends, relatives, neighbors, and musical collaborators.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Deal. Her survivors include four sons: Dr. Walter Deal, Robert Deal, Gen (Dr.) Duane Deal, and Murray Deal, and daughters-in-law Shari, Janet, and Anita. She was also blessed with and cherished her five grandchildren (Jennifer, Lindsey, David, Katie, and Christopher) and eight great-grandchildren (Garrick, Grant, Kyla, Pierce, Caleb, twins Camille and Callen, and Hazel), lavishing them with love, talents, wit, and whimsy much adored and appreciated.
Graveside services were held at Biloxi National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to the Gulf Coast Rescue Mission.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, Biloxi is proud to serve the Deal Family.