Kim Durall, age 58, was freed from her battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, while surrounded by her loving family.

Kim was born in El Paso, Texas on March 28, 1964, daughter of Sharon Elaine Patterson Brown and the late Thomas Olan Brown.  She moved to New Mexico for a short time, and her and her family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1972, where she met her husband, Jim, in 1980.  In 1985, they moved to Rome, Georgia where they have spent the past 37 years, and built a beautiful life.

Kim is survived by her husband of 37 years, James Robert “Jim” Durall, Jr.; three children, Cory Robert Durall (Stephanie), Allie Durall Riddle (Trice), and Thomas Charles Durall; her four grandchildren, J. T. Riddle, Caroline Durall, Kate Durall, and Alivia Riddle; her mom, Sharon Brown; and a brother, Keith Brown (Dawn).  She was preceded in death by her father.

Those who knew Kim knew her to be a kind, loving, and caring person.  She loved laughing, traveling, and making other people happy.  She took care of everyone around her (including animals) even while the brain tumor was attempting to steal her independent abilities.  Her favorite person to spoil was her husband, with her kids being a close second.  While her tumor and multiple brain surgeries made everyday life more difficult for her, she always made sure to focus on the good.  Those around her know that she focused on truly living her life instead of any negative circumstances.

She liked to spend as much time as possible with her kids and her grandkids.  During the day, she continued working at the business her and her husband, Jim, have owned for 34 years.  Those that have worked with and for Kim or have had the pleasure of being waited on by her, know that Pasquale’s will not be the same without her.  She made it feel less like work or a place of business and more like a home.  She greeted everyone with a warm smile or hug and really cared about everyone.  While helping run their business was a highlight of her day, her favorite thing was going home to take care of her family.

Kim always made sure to enjoy the little things in life the most.  She never took the things for granted that so many of us do; a hot cup of coffee in the morning, a warm bed, a roof over her head, and a loving husband.  Most of all, she was a fighter.  She fought her incurable brain tumor for 4 years and never let it steal her joy.  She not only fought a horrible disease, she fought to get her ability back to do the things she loved after each and every brain surgery.  Every time she fought, she had a goal in mind, such as being able to sit on the floor with her grandbabies of being able to dance with her son at his wedding, and every time, she met her goal.

Kim’s family will honor her with a service on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 3pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Mac McCurry and the Rev. Bob Agan officiating.  The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Monday from 1pm until 2:45pm.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.