Kimberly "Kim" Williamson McAtee

August 06, 1968 - July 19, 2021

Kimberly McAtee

Kimberly Williamson McAtee was born on August 6, 1968, in Beaumont, Texas to Charlotte and Albert Williamson. She was the beloved eldest daughter of a close and loving family.

Kim grew up in a lively and joyful home in Southeast Texas surrounded by family and friends. Doted on by her parents and adored by her little sister Kristin, together the girls filled their idyllic youthful days with a mix of activities, pretend play and a dash of mischief. Always hand in hand, the sisters approached life’s triumphs and disappointments as a formidable duoand never wavered in their devotion to each other.

As a cheerful student at St. Anne Catholic School and Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, Kim was a popular classmate known for her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. While she enjoyed dance lessons, team sports and Lucky Clover 4H Club, her passion for her backyard menagerie was one of her most endearing hobbies. Most importantly, Kim possessed the unique ability to be a compassionate friend and confidante early on and continued to share that gift with others throughout her entire life.

On the beautiful day of May 20, 1995, Kim would marry the love of her life, John McAtee. A defining moment for both, the happy couple would soon welcome their cherished daughters Jane Ellen and Katherine and embark on a life together filled with love, laughter and mutual respect. Exceedingly proud of her husband and her two daughters, it is through Kim’s benevolence, compassion and strength that John and the girls would ultimately become Kim’s most protective and tender caregivers.

A faithful servant, Kim found fulfillment through her work at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church as the Director of Children’s Ministries, as a volunteer and past Co-Chairman of the annual Chili Supper & Bazaar and during her seven years as a member of Bible Study Fellowship where she served as a group leader. In October 2011, a handwritten letter by her grandfather Moodye Williamson charged Kim with the following:

“Honey, I have loved you differently-but no less at all. Your soul-my child is deep and your strength is more than what most people realize. I love you and I will always be watching out for you. Go and do those things on your mind-I will be right there with you loving the adventure. God bless you honey always.”

The question presented an opportunity for Kim to consider and ultimately accept an invitation to teach and lead. With great responsibility, Kim went forth and through Sunday classes, enriched the spiritual growth of many in our community as a Bible Study for Life Teacher at St. Mark’s.

However, what Kim most treasured was her time spent with family and friends. Fondly known as “Kimmy”, she was the beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, friend and mentor who’s perseverance during her illness served as a testament to her faith and an inspiration to those who knew and loved her.

Kim is survived by her husband of twenty-six years, John McAtee, their daughters Jane Ellen and Katherine McAtee, her parents Charlotte and Albert Williamson, her sister Kristin Beal and her husband Trey, her sister-in-law Nancy McGrade and her husband Steve McGrade, nephews Kyle Beal, Jordan Beal, Blake Beal, Harris McGrade and niece Zan McGrade.

Blessed with an extraordinary life, she is now reunited with her grandparents Francis Dickerson, Denis Duplantier, and Jane and Moodye Williamson and her aunt and uncle Suzy and Denis Duplantier.

As a family, we would like to thank Kim’s circle of friends who during our greatest time of need, offered their tireless love, dedication and devotion to the care and comfort of our beloved Kim. Your support will never be forgotten.

Memorial Contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center; P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210 or Children Ministry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder, Beaumont, Texas 77701

A gathering of Mrs. McAtee’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

Video

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, July 22, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
680 Calder Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, July 23, 2021
11:00 a.m.

Comments (41)

  • Charlie Balsam

    03 August 2021 at 23:29 | #

    John, Beth and I are heartsick. We will pray for you and your precious daughters. Will check in with you next time we're in Bmt. Please know of our love and affection.

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  • Tony Taliaferro

    29 July 2021 at 19:35 | #

    John - It's been many years since I've seen you in the church halls around Beaumont as I am in San Diego now. I read of your wife's passing and saw the pictures of the beautiful life you made together and wanted to let you know I was thinking of you today and in the coming months. You were always. bright light but wow did your smile shine with your beautiful wife and children on board. My condolences, McAtee!

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  • Barbara & Tommy Leicht

    24 July 2021 at 13:11 | #

    Charlotte and Albert, we are so sorry to hear about Kim. We often think of the 2 beautiful girls growing up and seeing them at YMBL events. She will be missed by all. May Her Soul REST_IN_Peace..

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  • Jerrie Hebert

    23 July 2021 at 17:19 | #

    Jane,
    Sweetheart, my sincere condolences to you and your family. What a wonderful life your beautiful mom experienced. Just know that I’m praying for you and your entire family. I feel very honored for all of you loving my Mal like your own. Love you much sweetheart and always know that I’m not far away if you need anything!

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  • Jon Williams

    23 July 2021 at 15:45 | #

    John, my heart goes out to you my friend. Condolences & prayers

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  • Dana Archibald

    23 July 2021 at 14:51 | #

    What amazing and loving testimonies of a life well and fully lived. I did not know Kimmy personally, but through the documentation of the love and support of her family, especially Kristin, I feel like I did know her. She was obviously adored and loved by many. And spent a very GODly life giving to others to earn her wings in heaven. Continued prayers for the family as they grieve through this great loss.

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  • Suzanne, Stan, Megan and Taylor Wolfrom

    23 July 2021 at 12:44 | #

    We are sending our love and prayers to John, Jane Ellen and Katherine and Kim’s family. As we have been reflecting together on Kim and your family, the common theme is happiness and joy. Kim made a beautiful impression on all of our hearts. Everlasting. She was a blessing!

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  • Debbie & Richard Mobley

    23 July 2021 at 12:40 | #

    Charolette Albert Kristen John and family sending much love and prayers to you. Kim will always be with us through you all and her beautiful daughters. We have loved her since she was a little girl, and were privileged to watch her grow into a beautiful, caring and loving wife and mother. I praying this morning that God will fill all of your hearts with His love and priceless memories of Kim and you all will feel the loving presences of his arms as they wrap around you today and the days to come. Much love

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  • Alexandrea Gish Gregory

    23 July 2021 at 02:42 | #

    Good-bye my beautiful friend.

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  • Bobbie Cordray

    23 July 2021 at 02:40 | #

    My heart is broken as I pray God will give you peace and healing.

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  • Pervis & Traci Syas and family

    23 July 2021 at 01:39 | #

    Our most sincere condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss.

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  • HOFFMAN HART NANCY

    23 July 2021 at 00:31 | #

    Charlotte, Albert and Kristin, my heart aches for you and the rest of your family. I am so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. My her memory always be a blessing.

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  • Tom and Julie Munro

    22 July 2021 at 22:06 | #

    With love and sympathy to all the family. Kim was precious.

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  • Julian Lightfoot

    22 July 2021 at 21:27 | #

    John, as I sit here wanting to write this to you and your girls, it is so difficult for the words to come. I remember the first time I met Kim. At a mutual friend's house for July 4th 2001. When you and Kim walked in, I thought what a beautiful young wife you had. Her innocence was so apparent in her presence. We all had a lot of fun that day. And, I have been blessed throughout the years to have been in many different gatherings together. And, of course to be fellow worshippers at St. Mark's. It has not sunk in yet that I won't see her sweet smiling face some where along the way. My heart cries!!! Just know that I love you all so very much and if there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to call me. My prayers are going up, without ceasing, for the Lord to comfort, carry and heal you, the girls and all of your family.

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  • Purvis Derouen

    22 July 2021 at 19:00 | #

    May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family and so sorry for your loss!

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  • Johnny & Sharon Passmore

    22 July 2021 at 18:55 | #

    So saddened to here about your sweet daughter. Our hearts know your pain. Our love & prayers.

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  • Colleen Burns

    22 July 2021 at 16:56 | #

    What a great loss for Her Family and Friends. I send my deepest sympathy and love to all.

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  • Debbie Alterman

    22 July 2021 at 15:54 | #

    My prayers and condolences to family and friends,

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  • ERIK TOLPO

    22 July 2021 at 14:49 | #

    I have known Kim since 1st grade always a bright ray of sunshine and kind to all. You will be greatly missed. .My condolences to the family.

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  • Timothy Brasfield

    22 July 2021 at 14:09 | #

    At a time like this there are no words which can comfort. My deepest condolences. Sending prayers of love and light. God Bless and Much Love to all of her family and friends.

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  • Marty and Jackie Ballard

    22 July 2021 at 12:31 | #

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Such a beautiful person inside and out.

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  • Carol Joy Benoit Born

    22 July 2021 at 05:05 | #

    My heart breaks for you all, possibly the sweetest and most loving family I know. I pray that God will bring you peace, strength, and understanding through this difficult time. Kim will be missed, but always be loved and never forgotten.
    Love you all,
    Carol Joy

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  • Christine Cantella Putnam

    22 July 2021 at 02:25 | #

    I Can Only Imagine plays over and over in my mind when I ponder Kim’s entrance onto the presence of God. Greatly rewarded and in His loving presence I’m sure she is dancing and singing. throwing crowns at His feet. She’s where we will certainly see her again in His timing. My prayers are with her family. I feel I’ve been here before ❤️

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  • Bob and Joyce Shofner

    22 July 2021 at 00:48 | #

    Joyce and I are saddened by Kim's passing. She was such a special person to all who knew her. The entire Williamson, McAfee and Beal families are in our prayers. Love to all.

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  • Barbara and John Vaughn

    22 July 2021 at 00:18 | #

    Our heartfelt sympathy for your overwhelming loss. Love and Prayers.

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  • Erin Conway Galloway

    21 July 2021 at 23:59 | #

    The beautiful memory of her laugh, her kindness and her love will linger on in the lives she loved. May these memories comfort you and the family. God Bless you all with peace and condolences.

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  • Ruthie Smith

    21 July 2021 at 23:25 | #

    John, I can't tell you how much my heart is hurting for you and the girls. I know Kim was the love of your life and the greatest mom the girls could have ever dreamed of having. Kim was the most precious lady I've ever known. She truly had a heart of gold that she freely shared. I've always loved my John in a special way and knew his Kim had to be a very special gal. Once I had the chance to get to know her I found that to be true. Y'all were such a very special couple. I've loved the many pictures of you and your girls on facebook. My love and prayers are with you and your girls. If there is anything I can do to help y'all I would be blessed.

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  • jeannine patterson

    21 July 2021 at 22:10 | #

    Dear Charlotte and Albert, I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for you and family!!

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  • Mike and Lynda Frank

    21 July 2021 at 21:34 | #

    We are so very sorry for your precious loss! Although we did not know her, she must have been a very special person with a Godly Soul. Please know we are praying for your family in this sad time.

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  • The Rizzotto Family

    21 July 2021 at 18:54 | #

    Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time…

    The Rizzotto’’s
    Manuel, Donna, Nick, Chris, and Anthony

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  • Jim & Sherry Shell

    21 July 2021 at 16:26 | #

    Charlotte and Albert, we are just heartbroken to hear about Kim's passing. We send our love and prayers, and hope that all of your wonderful family memories will give you comfort during the difficult days ahead.

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  • Judi and Ronnie Benoit

    21 July 2021 at 13:43 | #

    Ronnie and I are sending sincere sympathy. We have such wonderful memories to lift us up. We love you.
    Judi and Ronnie
    And family

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  • Becky Ames

    21 July 2021 at 05:01 | #

    Rodney and i send our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

    Our families go back so far…I remember Beth and i playing with Kristin and Kim and riding horses together. My heart breaks for your family. I am so very sorry. Becky

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  • mary ledyard

    21 July 2021 at 03:04 | #

    David and I send lots of love, hugs, and prayers to all of Kim's family and friends. She was a true gift from God and will be missed by everyone who knew was blessed to have known her. David and I are traveling and won't be back until the 26. We are there in spirit and continue to pray for John and the girls.

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  • Karen Fiorenza Hicks

    21 July 2021 at 02:23 | #

    My thoughts and prayer for the the family. May the perpetual light always shine on you Kim.

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  • Brett Johnson (Ellington)

    21 July 2021 at 00:37 | #

    Our prayers are with you and your family. I was greatly saddened upon hearing the news. It was a joy teaching Katherine, she always praised both of her parents. Kim was always so supportive, kind and had a wonderful sense of humor.

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  • Randy Trahan

    20 July 2021 at 23:04 | #

    My deepest sympathy. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you at this time May Kim Rest In Peace.

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  • The Phelan family

    20 July 2021 at 22:43 | #

    God is the sustainer of the bereaved; I pray for His comfort for your grief and His protection for the your family, that He gives wisdom in decisions, and may your family find solace knowing that Kim is walking with the Lord in joy, in the company of her family and friends.

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  • JoAnn

    20 July 2021 at 22:20 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of Kims passing condolences to whole family. . I know she will be missed she was fun to work with. Love. And prayers

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  • John Jerry LaBarbera

    20 July 2021 at 19:42 | #

    Prayers and condolences to family and friends….love y’all

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  • Joe Blazak

    20 July 2021 at 19:41 | #

    Very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her. My prayers for strength for her family.

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