Catherine Osborne Mitcham Born in Dallas, GA on December 14, 1933. Departed this earth on March 16, 2019 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Catherine was the daughter of Louie and Carrie Singleton Osborne. She graduated from Norcross High School at the age of 16 where she excelled in basketball and was named to the “All-State” team during her senior year. She married the love of her life, Roy Mitcham, on October 24, 1952, and had 66+ years of a storybook marriage. Above all else, Catherine was a devoted wife and a wonderful mother. She worked part-time for many years at Safeco Insurance in Atlanta. For her entire life, she was very active in her church, and was a member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church for the last 30+ years. Catherine was an avid gardener and a talented artist. She loved to travel and made countless trips throughout the years with her husband, family and her many friends. Catherine is survived by her husband, Roy Mitcham, and two children, Steve Mitcham and Connie Mitcham Lukens, 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Jean Mann and Louise Dickerson, and her brother, Mike Osborne. She is predeceased by her parents, Louie and Carrie Osborne, sisters Sara Stone, Dot Hood, and Mildred Whitlock, and her brother Louie Osborne. Catherine was a beautiful, loving, optimistic, and graceful lady. She loved her family, her friends and her Lord fiercely. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. Dr. Lamar Holley and Rev. Inman Houston will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m., immediately followed by the service. A special acknowledgement and thank you to Hope Memory Care Center and Embrace Hospice, who gave Catherine loving and compassionate care for the last 10 months of her life. Arrangements are being handled by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. We will always remember her with love and enjoyment. We shared many Florida trips, Christmas dinners .

    We send prayers for Roy and family

  2. She was such a beautiful, Christian woman, and one of our favorites at LFBC. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Love, Ken and Martha

  3. We became fast friends in the seventies and shared everything possible. Calls every day, travels to the beach, our first cruise, and many trips to Pigeon Forge. Mostly we were in hysterics after haircuts. Our nicknames for each other were stupid but so funny to us. Oh how I miss my dear best friend. We loved each other’s families also.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with “Roy Boy”, Connie, Steve, and grandchildren. She loved you all so much.

  4. Catherine was always the kindest, beautiful & sweetest lady. Sending our love to your family during this difficult time. Love, Tim & Lisa

  5. To my aunt Catherine you are near,even if I don’t see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart in my thoughts,in my life always
    Love Linda

  6. You are in our prayers and our hearts. May God bring you peace and grace during this difficult time.

  7. Losing Cathy will leave a huge hole in so many lives. It has been said that a person missed so deeply surely must have been loved very deeply ~ I certainly believe that to be true with Cathy. I don’t think she ever met someone without putting a smile on their face. She will be greatly missed. I hope she and my Mom have already found each other in Heaven.

  8. Please accept my deepest and  sympathy. May the God who binds up the broken-hearted comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this challenging time.(Isaiah 61: 1,2.)

  9. CandleImageRoy & family Suzan and I are sending our deepest sympathy after just learning of Catherine’s passing today.

    We pray that God will grant you the strength to bear the incredible pain that I know you are experiencing with Catherine’s loss.

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