Kate Doniphan Brandon Adams Green
Dec. 3, 1924 – Jan. 29, 2020
Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday in the church parish hall.
Kate Don was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Natchez, the daughter of Gerard Hamilton Brandon and Kate Doniphan Pritchard Brandon.
She was the great-great-granddaughter of Gerard C. Brandon, the first native-born governor of Mississippi.
She was a 1942 graduate of Natchez High School and a 1944 graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She also attended Ole Miss for her junior year.
Kate Don married George Lawrence Adams, a Natchez attorney who was elected to the Mississippi State Senate soon after his five-year tour of duty as a major in the Army during World War II. They raised four children in Natchez during their 48-year marriage. After his death in 1994, Kate Don went on to marry John Taylor Green, a prominent Natchez lawyer and lifelong friend.
Kate Don was very active in her community. She was member of the Pilgrimage Garden Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the state of Mississippi, the First Families of Mississippi and the Natchez Pilgrimage Homeowners Association. She served as president of the Pilgrimage Garden Club and the Homeowners Association, as well as the chair of the Board of Natchez Pilgrimage Tours.
Kate Don and Lawrence bought and lovingly restored the beautiful antebellum home “Oakland” which was on tour for many years as part of Spring Pilgrimage. She was well known as a gracious hostess and was highly respected for her creative design of the brochures for the Pilgrimage tours of homes for many years. Kate Don was also committed to her work with the Adams County Heart Association, serving as president as well as chairman of the Memorial Fund for the Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Lawrence Adams; her husband, John Taylor Green; one grandson, Adam David Nations; one sister, Mary Ann Brandon Jones and brother-in-law, Lester Kenneth Jones; brother-in-law, Wilton Dale; sister-in-law, Roane Adams Forman; brother-in-law, R. Brent Forman; brother-in-law, William Allen Adams and sister-in-law, Isabel Adams.
She is survived by four children, Katie Adams Watson, Anna Adams Gore Williamson, George Lawrence Adams Jr. and wife, Rosie, and Gerard Brandon Adams and fiancée, Jennifer Ogden Combs; 11 grandchildren, Adrian Sandel, Kate Nations Seal, Fleming Gore Havard, Payton Gore, Liza Gore, Monette Adams Williams, Anna Adams, Julia Adams, Cassady Adams, Quinn Adams and Jared Adams; 11 great-grandchildren, Will Sandel, Ashley Sandel, Charlie Seal, Matthew Seal, Katie Seal, Jon Todd Mulvehill Jr., Sallie Stout, Lalie Havard, George Lawrence Brumfield; Jack Williams, Ryan Williams; and two sisters, Pat Dale and Barbara Kaiser and husband, Hayden.
Pallbearers will be Adrian Sandel, Payton Gore, Hayden Kaiser, Bill Dale, Milton Garrett, and Kenny Jones.
The family would like to offer special thanks to her caregivers: Rita Hunt, Lucille Jackson, Annie Binion, Miller Jean Moore and Andre Marvel; her longtime friend, Althea Ford; and her gardener, Scotty Thornburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choosing.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.