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Boney, Kay Rickman Campbell

Had An Unwavering Knack To Make All Things Beautiful

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
Kay Rickman Campbell Boney
Kay Rickman Campbell Boney

Kay Rickman Campbell Boney died on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Kay lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain area, and spent 16 years living in Jacksonville, Fl., with her second husband Paisley Boney, III.

Born on Aug. 11, 1937, to James P. and Katherine G. Rickman, Kay lived in Riverview where she attended The Bright School and GPS, before leaving for Stuart Hall in Staunton, Virginia, and graduated from Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

She married James (Jimmy) Campbell on Feb. 1, 1958, and together they had three children and raised them on Lookout Mountain.

Throughout her life while raising her children, Kay was a member of the Junior League, served on the board of Little Miss Mag Child Care Center, but was most active with the Garden Club of America on Lookout Mountain and in Jacksonville, Fl. She was also instrumental in the creation of Good Shepherd school with her mother.

Kay had an unwavering knack to make all things beautiful. From the way she served a simple meal to how she decorated her home, she loved to express beauty with flowers. This led to her opening her own business Occasional Flowers. Through her business, Kay was able to further share her masterful talent all over the Chattanooga area creating unforgettable floral designs for many weddings and events. She also carried that talent to compete in various Garden Club events, where she was the recipient of many awards for her arrangements.

Kay loved the Lord and as well as sharing that love with others. Not only did she enjoy adorning the altar with beautiful flowers for Sunday services, she was an active leader in Bible studies from Lookout Mountain to Jacksonville. While living in Jacksonville, she and her husband Paisley were involved in the formation of Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

She is survived by her three children, Kit Horwick, Jamie Campbell, and Meghan (Martin) Summitt, her five grandchildren, Drew Horwick, Mallory Curtis (Brandon), Sarah Groothuis (Jacob), Margaret Wilkinson (Conner), and Charlie Summitt, and her great granddaughter Violet Horwick, and her sister, Susan Smithline (Syd).

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at 4 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain, and a reception will follow Talbird Hall.

The family would like to thank the staff of Thrive at Brow Wood for the love and support provided to Kay over the last 18 months, and her sitters, especially Christy Melville, for the personal attention and care given to her in the recent months.

Memorial contributions can be made to the flower guild of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

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