Catherine McFadden

February 18, 2021


Catherine Spencer McFadden
February 19, 1941-February 18, 2021

"To everything there is a Season and a time to every purpose under Heaven"

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Catherine Spencer McFadden passed away peacefully on February 18, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The visitation will be conducted Saturday, March 6, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, Florida. Please follow the CDC Guidelines. Masks are required.  For the opportunity to view via Live Stream, please visit fifteen minutes prior to visitation time.

Catherine McFadden, “Cathy”, as she was known, was a woman of great faith and unselfishly dedicated her time and talents to family, church, and community. She had a magical way of bringing out the best in others.

Cathy was born on February 19, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to Hattie Beaufort-Spencer and Ozell Spencer. She dedicated her life to children, working in public schools and volunteering for organizations that improved the lives of children. Cathy loved to mentor children of all ages. She was extremely popular with her students, motivating them to perform to the best of their abilities while infusing them with an appetite for learning.

Cathy was a graduate of the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City. She was blessed with abundant grace and style and possessed an exquisite eye for fashion and art. Cathy also loved to travel the world and experience new cultures, especially with her daughter Parette. She was a gifted baker who often learned new recipes during her travels. Her scrumptious desserts were always sought after by friends and family.

Cathy found joy in the simple pleasures: a beautiful blend of tea, fine chocolate, a great novel or fashion magazine, her favorite jazz artist, or a good conversation. Most of all, she relished spending time with her loved ones.

Throughout her life, Cathy touched the minds and hearts of many people. She will be remembered for her generous and loving spirit, especially her knack for surprising family and friends with personal gifts, cards and heartfelt letters on her favorite blue stationery. She always ended these notes with her signature goodbye.

Because I care,



Catherine was a loving mother to Michael Dakar McFadden and daughter Parette McFadden (predeceased). She leaves a host of family and friends including, Daisy Chisholm (sister), Dyane E. Chisholm (niece), Olivia Brown (cousin), The Scott Family, Derrick and Lolita, Ty'Marc and Robyn, James and Isabel, Monica, Denise, Deshawn, and Sherita. Dr. Agnes Richardson, Amber Kountz and the Kountz family. Elder Katherine Walton, Minister Jennifer and Elder Lester Grant, Cheryl Webb, Melvenia Mullins, Wanda Mathias, Lavern Higgins and Richard Blair.


Catherine loved her church family, under the leadership of Apostle Mark T. Jones and Lady Lisa Jones. Catherine was a member of the Senior Season's Ministry and beloved Elder Sandra Barr, Mother Ann Winston, Mother Kathleen Ramson Mother, Agnes Huggins, Mother Amonti Walker, Mother Mary Bee Mother Greta, Pearson, Kate Pena, Denise Curenton, Wendy Pette, Joyce Owens, Mother Cynthia Myers, Montanez Reinhardt Shanna Sutton, Wanda Mathis, Mother Betty McCray.


In lieu of flowers: please send donations to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital or Disabled American Veterans.  We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines.  Masks are required.

To send flowers to Catherine's family, please visit our floral store.


March 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Video is available for this event

Funeral Service
March 6, 2021

4:00 PM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

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