On the evening of Thursday, June 14 the gates of Heaven flew open wide and a host of family and friends who went before her welcomed home the loving soul of Katherine W. Batton. She slipped away peacefully after a wonderful night of being surrounded by family. Mama Batton was 89, and exemplified a Christian life well-lived. She is survived by her son Steve and his fiancÈ Kellie Prince; a daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Mark McGeehee; son-in-law Gene Michelli; a multitude of grandchildren, greats, and great-greats, including her granddaughter Angela Michelli Worsham, who lived with her for many years, and her husband Robbie. She was preceded in death by her husband Lacy Roy Batton Sr., son Lacy Roy Jr., and daughters Gail Michelli and Jacque Batton. A graveside servicve will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10am in the Williamsburg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30pm Monday evening at the funeral home.