Cathy Lee Golden “Be Be”

Cathy Lee Golden “Be Be” age 79, of Helena, Alabama went to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 6, 2024. Cathy was born on June 15, 1945, to her loving parents, Leon and Janie Cooper. She grew up in Selma, Alabama with her loving sister Betty Longshore. When she finished high school Cathy went on to college obtaining an associate’s degree in hospitality, also held her Real Estate and Medical Transcription certificates. Married James Howard Golden Jr. on August 5, 1962.

Cathy was first and foremost a homemaker. She helped run a family dog boarding business and later was a teaching assistant. Some of her passions were reading, writing stories, and even had some greeting cards that were published. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, drawing, and painting, and liked playing word games and trivia.

Cathy was a Christian attending mostly Baptist churches. Her recent religious practices have been Bible study and watching television programs from home. She was full of faith and loved the Lord. Cathy had a wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, very intelligent, curious, and thirsty for knowledge. She was generous, courageous, encouraging, compassionate, and loved animals. Her love was genuine, fun and beautiful inside, and out. To know her was to love her.

Cathy is survived by her beloved husband of over 60 years, James Howard Golden Jr; son, Brian Golden; daughter, Sarah Oden (Allen); loved like a son, James Ward; grandchildren, Patrick Golden, Asa Ward, Ashley Ward, and Aaron Ward; sister Betty Longshore (Charles).

Services for Cathy Lee Golden “Be Be” will be held in the Chapel of Charter Funeral Home in Calera, Alabama on Thursday, July 11, 2024. The time of visitation will begin from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by her Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. Officiating her service will be Charles Longshore. Charter Funeral Home in Calera, Alabama helping the family with these arrangements.

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