Cathy Brooks Best

Friday, March 10, 1961 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

So Dearly Loved

Photo of Cathy Brooks Best  - 1961-2023

Canton- In the peaceful evening hours of  Sunday, March 12, 2023, our beloved Cathy Lou Brooks Best, entered into her glorious place in Heaven.

Cathy was born March 10, 1961 and was the adored daughter of Lillian “Lil” Clevenger Brooks and the late Floyd Brooks who passed away in 2013. She made her home in Haywood County all of her life and was always surrounded by a multitude of friends growing up. Cathy was a proud member of the 1979 graduating class of Pisgah High. To know Cathy was to love her. She never met a stranger and Cathy was blessed with a huge giving heart that touched so many throughout our town and the entire county. In her early working career, she had been employed in the medical records department at Canton Nursing Home for several dedicated years before entering into her true calling as a floral designer. As she followed in her parents' profession, Cathy became an outstanding floral designer, creating lovely flower arrangements for every occasion, and her giving heart always made certain that those who were less fortunate never went without beautiful flowers. She owned her own flower shop for many years and had also been employed as the floral manager at Ingles in Canton. Cathy was a member of High Street Baptist Church.

In remembering her, we shall never forget how she has faced every turn in life with strength, purpose, and spirit. We rejoice knowing she is now at peace and in her Heavenly home. Her greatest love was for her family and she was so proud of each of them and they shall forever carry happy and wonderful memories of Cathy. “Today and forevermore as we look across a  flower garden, in each beautiful flower, we shall always see you.” You will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her loving husband, Ronnie Best of Canton; her mother, Lil Brooks of Canton; sons, Josh Best (Danielle) of Clyde, and Justin Best (Amy) of Canton; grandchildren, Gracie, Knox, Emma, and Owen; and a host of dear friends.

A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Cathy's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at High Street Baptist Church in Canton. The family will be receiving friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00. Pastor Chris Willett will be officiating.

Memorials may be made in Cathy's memory to Shriners Children's Hospital at 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Best family.

Condolences from family and friends

Our heart is broken. A dear friend who loved to help friends and family. Blessings Ronnie, Josh, Justin and Sweet Lil. Love to all.
Charlene and Tommy Carswell
So sorry for your loss. Cathy was always so nice to people and a joy be to around.
Donald and Lane Messer.
Ronnie,Josh and Justin we are so sorry for your loss. I loved Cathy's friendly personality. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Neal and Kathy Hoglen
I’m so sorry to hear about Cathy it breaks my heart for you Lil she was a beautiful person. Love to you all
Lynette Browning
Ronnie and family we were so saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Cathy was a very sweet person and I always enjoyed our conversations about our grandchildren when she worked at Ingles. She will surely be missed.
Jeff and Renee Scott
I work with Kathy many years always was a sweet lady sorry for your loss
Kathleen whitted
Cathy made our wedding so Beautiful. She designed my bouquet of tulips and my husband's boutonniere. Cathy incorporated a surprise butterfly that I didn't ask for, but knew that my husband called me his Beautiful Butterfly. Cathy became a great friend. She will be missed dearly.
Lisa Pyle
So sorry to hear about Cathy's passing.Prayers for the entire family.
Ron Shook
Lil, so sorry to hear from Kim about the passing of Cathy. May all your cherished memories help you through these sad times.
Sandy Denman
I know this is a hard time for the family . Wanted to let you know you are in my prayers.
Laura Silver Brandi’s Grandmother
Sorry for your loss! Cathy was a beautiful lady inside and out! And yes she could make the most beautiful flowers arrangements! I’m sure she is working in the gardens in Heaven now! She is walking the streets of gold in no more pain. Sending you a big hug Lill. Praying for you and her family. May God give you all strength in the days ahead!
Barbara Lee Singleton
To all the family, I am so saddened by the passing of Cathy You are in my prayers
Eva Marie Brown
Cathy was a special lady. I first met her at the nursing home, she helped me so much in getting my Mother a room there, and we know the family will miss her dearly. My thought's and prayer's are going out in this hour of sadness. luv you all
Frances Lear
Ronnie and family so sorry to hear about your loss. Cathy was a special lady to us. Praying for you all! Love you all!
Blaine and Tami VanHook
Cathy was one of a kind! When I was a young girl, I absolutely adored her straight talk and strong spirit. She always found a way to keep us all laughing. Josh, Justin, and Ronnie, I’m sending so much love and light your way. May you find peace and comfort as you celebrate Cathy’s life. Hugs to you all!
Brooke Ward Mabry
We are so sorry to hear about Cathy. May God Comfort you all in the coming days. Ronnie, Lil just know we are Thinking Of You All. From The Rice Family, Charles, Esther, Marsha n Phillip
Marsha Rice
Josh and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your precious mother. Losing a parent brings unimaginable grief but hold your memories close and know she’s always watching over you.
Andy and Nicole Revis
Lil. Ronnie and family, my heart breaks over just finding out this sad news. Cathy and myself worked for many years together at the then Canton Health Care Center and became friends. I loved every flower arrangement she made for me. They were all special, just like she was. I enjoyed talking to her. Her laugh was contagious. She loved her family very much and we can look forward to seeing her again in Heaven when our time comes. I pray God will hold you close and comfort you
Donna Trull
So sorry for your lose our thoughts and prayers are with you.Kathy was a special person to our boys she will not be forgotten! She will be missed by many
Charles and Gail Henson
The Class sends our deepest sympathy to Ronnie and family in the loss of Cathy. She was so talented and a friend to all. She will be sorely missed. Pisgah Class of 72
Pisgah Class of 72
We are so very sorry for your loss but know that Kathy is free of pain and suffering and will be with the Lord until the whole family can be reunited in Heaven
Cheryl and Dewayne Scott
So sorry to hear of Cathys passing. She was always the sweetest person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.
Gail McElrath Paxton
Bill and I are thinking and praying for each of you during this time. Cathy was always a sweet and friendly woman any time I saw her at Martin's or Ingles. May God bless you all and comfort you with His loving peace.
Bill and Cassandra James Gwinn
I hated hearing that Cathy had passed. I worked with her at Canton Nursing Home and continued seeing her at Lil’s for flower arrangements to put on my parents resting place. She was a true friend and was loved by many. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Lil and all of your family. Sherry Gentry
Sherry Killian Gentry
Cathy was a great friend, my thoughts and prayers goes out to her family and many friends that she has met over the years.. ❤️
Lil, Ronnie, Josh, Justin and Grandchildren- I just recently learned of Cathy's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. Cathy and I grew up just a pasture and a hill away from each other and many a day at Mamaw Brooks house we would play. Cathey was a beautiful person and so thoughtful. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you. Know that you will see her again and rejoice.
Jamee Crawford