Cathy Wilkins York, 66, of Harmony, N.C., died on Monday May 17, 2021. She was born in Iredell County on June 19, 1954, to the late John Windsor Wilkins and Artha Mae Souther Wilkins. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Messick, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Frances Williams, Elaine and Johnny Pratt and Reuben York.

Cathy was a member of Harmony Missionary Fellowship. She and her husband Ronnie were owners and operators of C & R Fabricators, a stained-glass company. She was a talented artist in stained glass.

Cathy also loved to make custom stationary, and each item she crafted was unique to the person it was for. She loved traveling, and some of her favorite trips were out West where they would explore for a month each time. She especially enjoyed a cruise to Alaska. More than anything else, she loved her family. Cathy was a great wife and loved her children and grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 35 years, James “Ronnie” York Sr.; sons, John Johnson (Angela), Cody Johnson (Laura), and Ron York Jr. (Tricia); a daughter, Dawn Morrison (Payton); brothers, Steve Wilkins (Cindy), and Tim Messick (Sonya); sisters, Ann DeHart (Terry), and Sherry Bruce (Roger); five grandchildren, Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth York, Caleb York, Eliza Johnson, and Wyatt Johnson; a beloved nephew, John Pratt; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Buddy and Gayle Williams, Judy and Bill Wright and Betty York; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Manners officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Fond memories and online condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


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