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Kathy Kim Barbosa-Stokes, 49, China

Kathy Kim Barbosa-Stokes, 49, of China, Texas, passed away on April 5, 2022, in her home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2022, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Officiating

will be Brother Bynog. Burial will follow at Haven of Rest.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in


Kathy was born in Okinawa, Japan, on March 24, 1973, she was the daughter of Patrick and Karen Makaisu. She

was respected and loved by all of her peers and subordinates. Kathy was a dedicated member of the American

Legion. She had the biggest heart with an even bigger personality. Kathy was the kindest person but that never

stopped her from being straight forward with you. She had an uncanny ability to judge someone’s personality and

character. Kathy was an amazing mother and grandmother, and loved her family like no other. She will be deeply


She was preceded in death by her father, Patrick Makaisu; brothers, Larry Makaisu and Patrick Makaisu; and

stepfather Michael.

She is survived by her children, Jacqueline Barbosa and Nick, and Jenni Barbosa-DeKam and Kyle; stepson, Jacob

Stokes; grandchildren, Jesse, Emma Grace, Lyla, Jade; sister, Sherry Gibbons and Patrick; along with numerous

nieces and nephews.


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