Kathy West, 52, of Niagara Falls, NY, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2009 under the care of her family and Niagara Hospice. Born February 19,1957 the daughter of Annie West and the late LeRoy Sims Sr. She was the step daughter of Jimmie Powell. Kathy attended local schools and was a graduate of NFHS Class of 1975. She attended NCCC and University of Buffalo. Kathy had a love for others and had various jobs dealing with community care and service. She was a resident manager with Community Missions until her disability in 2002. Kathy leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter Rahereca Mulkey; grandchildren, Kayshawn Mulkey, Jo’Rahvahe’on Parker and Za'Niyah Howard; nine sisters, Dorothy (Bruce) Brundidge, Janice, Mary L., Germaine (Maurice), Requal, Jasmine West, Roxanne Clark, and Annette Nabors, all of Niagara Falls, and Sheila Sims-Cobbs of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Lorenzo (Dona) Antwine (Cathy) West of Niagara Falls and LeRoy (Doris) Sims, Chicago; Godchildren, Dorothy Hall, Shanna Pressley, Jayden Archie, and Jeffrey (April) Wynn; special friends, Mary Jackson, Donnie Dix, Adell Dix; special nieces, Shereta Flournoy, Maurchanta Travis, Margetta Polk, Kila Hamilton, and Fatima Rich; also a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation Friday 11 AM in the St. John AME Church. Funeral to follow at Noon. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME, 635 MAIN STREET. Visit www.legacy.com/niagara-gazette for on-line guest register.