Catherine Brizius

Catherine Brizius

Catherine V. (Kathy) Brizius, 71, of Hertford, NC entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Sentara Norfolk Heart Hospital with her husband of forty-five years, George and children, Sherri, Jeff, Robin, Tina, and several grandchildren at her side.   Born in Loogootee, IN, Mrs. Brizius was the daughter of the late Alvin Hovis and Elvira Hovis.  She volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels, for ten years at Albemarle Hospital, was a member of the Eastern Star in Shoals, IN and a member of the Woman’s Chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars at Loogootee, IN.  Kathy was a proud military spouse for over thirty years.  She attended New Hope United Methodist Church in Hertford, NC.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, George Brizius of Louisville, KY; her children, Sherri Greene and husband Gary of Hertford, NC, Jeffery Birkle and wife Mercelita of Hertford, NC, Robin Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA, and Tina Mainer and husband Daren of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, Wayne, Kenny and Brandi Norton, Marvin, Catherine, and Cassandra Birkle, Anthony and Tiana Chapman, Kendra Johnson, Addison and Landon Mainer; eleven great grandchildren; and many loving family members.

Her funeral service will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edwin Rutenkroger officiating.  Burial will follow in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 2051 New Hope Road, Hertford, NC 27944 in the name of Kathy Brizius.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Brizius family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting


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  1. Neil & Nimnoun Wheaton

    George and Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss and the loss of our best friend. Kathy (Memaw) will forever be in our memories and hearts.

    Neil, Nim, & Alyssa

  2. sam and joyce spears

    George, joyce and I are so very sorry to learn of Kathy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Justine Atkins (Tina)

    George,there is no words that I can say to take away your pain.So sorry about you loss.I know the lord will be there for you and the children.You are always on my mind and in my heart.

  4. Brandie Wheeler

    I am not sure if you remember me, but I have many memories of playing cards and cooking with Aunt Kathy at my grandmother’s (Tina) house. I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. I pray that the Lord will guide and console you.

  5. Kathy Brizius Gillette

    Uncle George, I am truly sorry for your loss, hugs and Kisses. Your Neice, Kathy.

  6. Roxanne and family

    We are so very sorry that Kathy is gone she and your family are always be in our hearts and prayers. Love and many hugs your way.

  7. Judy and Dick Kohl

    To the family, a wonderful and caring person has taken flight to be with God. There is no way we can ease your sorrow but we wish to express our deep sadness to all and realize that we may have lost her physical being, her spirit with be with all forever. Please accept our most sincere condolences in you time of sorrow.

  8. Bill and Brenda Campen

    Gary,Sherri and Family
    Our thoughts,prayers and love are with you
    Love ,Mom and Dad (The Campens)

  9. Kellie Davis

    Uncle George, my heart and prayers are with you and your family in your time of loss. There are no words to take away your pain, so I hand this over to the lord to be with you and your family to guide you and console you.

  10. CAPT George McKemey - Commanding Officer, NR Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk

    Mr. Brizius and family – on behalf of the Navy Reserve unit that your son-in-law, LCDR Daren Mainer, supports, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We passed the word yesterday morning and took a moment of silence to pay our respects. Your extended Navy family is thinking of your and your family during this difficult time. Very Respectfully, CAPT George McKemey

  11. bob and pat murphy

    George and family,
    Our most sincere condolences. We are deeply saddened by your loss. We love Kathie and miss her deeply. My God squeeze you real tight. We love!!!

  12. Martin Velazquez

    To Kathy’s family and Tina, Daren, Addison, Landon –

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    The Velazquez family – Martin, Monica & Eleanor

    Dallas, TX

  13. kenny norton

    Papa me,Mel,Jameson,Jilly are truly sorry grandma passing.boy was she a great person indeed.she was an angel that always put everybody first and make sure everybody had a smile on there face she gave the best advice in the world. I asked myself last night why does the lord take the good from us and I figured it out the lord takes the good to come be with the lord because god needed a awesome angel like my grandma she will be amazing in heaven as she will be looking down on everyone of us rip grandma luo I miss you like crazy and even know your gone physical I know you are still right around the corner I love you and miss you with all my healing hurt.

  14. Leslie (Lee) Dias

    George and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kathy.
    There are no words to describe the pain that you are feeling right now.
    I will always remember the good times we had on North Oriole Drive.
    Kathy was a wonderful person and will always be remembered.
    “To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not To Die”.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  15. Dave and Sheila Brizius and Kiera

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Kathy was a wonderful lady and we’d hoped for more good times with her– she was taken too soon, but left wonderful memories for all of us. May she rest in peace and may God help to ease the emptiness so many are feeling. God bless.

  16. Nelene Gibbs

    Tina and family: I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Please know that you are in my prayers during this difficulty time and I pray the Lord’s peace upon you all.

    Psalms 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

    Blessings to you all

  17. Lynn

    My heart aches in the loss of one of my favorite aunts, she was a very loving lady. She will be missed by many. You r all in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you to see u thru this difficult time. I love you all.

  18. Peggy Light

    On behalf of myself, the staff and all your friends at Outdoor World, Lake Gaston I want to express our condolences to you and your family. We will all have fond memories of Kathy and will miss her.

  19. Cecilia Reeves

    To George, Children, Grandchildren and Greatgrands.
    I can’t even amagine the shock and pain you are all feeling at the loss of your family’s Matriach. Cathy was wonderful and loving. I am proud to be in the ranks of the privledged who knew her! She left way too soon and my heart breaks for all of you. There aren’t enough words to express how sorry I am for your loss. With love and prayers.

  20. wayne and Deborah

    George and family..we are so sad for your loss..kathy was a great lady…and especially a wonderful Granma! Shes dancin with the angels!

  21. Liza Li

    Uncle George and family, I’m not sure if you still remember me but I would like to send my deepest condolence to the death of your wife Cathy. I will never forget the sincere kindness and compassion she extended to me when I needed it.

  22. Melanie

    Papa & Family, Nana was one of the most beautiful, sweetest, loving people Ive ever had the pleasure of meeting. She reminded me a lot of my own grandmother. Kind, forgiving, a good hearted christian woman. The time in the last year that I was able to spend with her made me grown to love her and your family as my own. I will never forget her smile, her sweet chuckle, and the way she would wink at you when she would say something rotten. I am so thankful Jameson had the honor of meeting her. I love you all so much. Rest in sweet peace nana.

  23. Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Kelvin Dixon, Vice Commander USNAVCENT/C5F

    To Master Chief (Ret) and the entire Brizius family you have Monica’s and I deepest condolence on the loss of Cathy. You and your family are in our prayers.

  24. Lisa Twomey Wilson

    George and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Kathy. This leaves a whole n your heart that will never be filled, but the family will come together and support each to help. Kathy will now be the angel of each of you all and be there at all times. God Bless you, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love ya, Lisa

  25. Robin Brinn

    Tina, you are such a beautiful person and I think so much of you. I know I didn’t know your mom but as you said she you are just like her so I know she was beautiful as well. I hope her beautiful memories will find you peace knowing also you will see her again. I pray for peace and strength for you and your family at this time.

  26. Greg, Lindsay, Gracie and Rubie

    We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will miss her greatly. Our thought and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.

  27. Lila and Dean

    We are writing to extend our deepest sympathies to you (Tina) and your family, we are very sad to hear bout mother, she was such a wonderful and full of joy lady.

  28. Bobby & Eva Sanderson

    We are deeply saddened of your loss.Our Prayer’s go out to you and the family.R.I.P.KATHY you will be missed.

  29. Shirley Morris

    Tina, I am truly very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I pray that God will give you the strength you and your family need to deal with the loss. Shirley Morris

  30. Lisa P

    Tina and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a beautiful soul. I’m lucky to have known her.
    I’m praying that you find peace soon.

  31. Pastor Bill and Susan Masciangelo

    George and family

    We are truly sadden by this sudden loss. We value your support and love during our wonderful years at New Hope. When the phone rings I hear Kathy. Pastor Bill I have a question. We will all miss her. So very sorry we can’t be with you George at this time. Shalom. And may Kathy rest in peace with all the faithful departed.

  32. Oscar Velazquez

    Tina, Daren and family.
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  33. Robin Rainey

    I am so sorry for every ones loss Cathy will be missed . your family is in my prayers love all of you …

  34. Bonnie Sanderlin

    It was always so nice to see Mr. and Mrs. Brizius working in the coffee shop at Albemarle Hospital. They had become part of our AH family! I remember Mrs. Brizius as a happy person who was always smiling and always so willing to be helpful to others. Guess that’s why she spent so many years with her husband as a Volunteer at Albemarle Hospital. She will be missed by all of us so much. God bless Mr. Brizius and the family at this time.

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