The Obituary Mrs. Cathy Denise Hoyt Hargrove was born on November 27, 1963 to the late Vanderbilt Hoyt, Sr. and Lula Catherine Hoyt. Cathy was the youngest of nine children born to this union. Cathy accepted Christ at an early age and join St. John Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Gadsden, Alabama. Cathy was educated in the Gadsden Public School System. Cathy was a loving mother of two sons, Gala’n Akeem Olajuwon Hoyt and Hakeem Tyrone Tajah Hoyt and a doting grandmother of six grandchildren. Cathy was most notably known by her family and friends for her spirit of generosity, humor and candor. She would literally give a person the shirt off of her back. Cathy was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Hargrove, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt Hoyt, Sr. and one brother, Vanderbilt Hoyt, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Gala’n Hoyt, Gadsden, AL and Hakeem (Tyrone) Hoyt, Lincoln, AL; three grandsons, Tajah Nasir (Jabo) Hoyt, Tylen Shamir Hoyt, both of Lincoln, AL and Jayveon Hoyt, Hinesville, GA; three granddaughters, Jayla Hoyt, Miami, FL, Gabrianna Hoyt, Jacksonville, FL and Geliyah Hoyt, Gadsden, AL; seven brothers, Ronald D. Hoyt, Sr., Fredrick D. Hoyt, both of Battle Creek, MI, Richard E. Hoyt, Dayton OH, Gaylord L. Hoyt (Cynthia), Gadsden, AL, Steven W. Hoyt (Daphne), Birmingham, AL, Raymond Wilson, and Christopher Wilson, both of California; three sisters, S. Diane Moore, Battle Creek, MI., Brenda Burke (Dr. Warren), Eutaw AL, Vancine Wilson, California; two aunts Margaret Lightsey, Gadsden, AL, Evelena Rucker, Atlanta, GA and a host of other family members and friends.
Mrs. Cathy Hoyt- Hargrove Public viewing and visitation will be 11 A.M. - 5 P.M. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the West Gadsden Funeral Home Chapel. A private family funeral service will be 1 P.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at The St. John CME Church with Rev. Steven Hoyt officiating. Arrangements under the direction of : West Gadsden Funeral Home 256-549-0004
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