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ABOUT Kay Fish Toombs

Kay Fish Toombs was born and raised in Coats, North Carolina within Harnett County, North Carolina, December 5, 1950. Kay maintained her rural, southern roots all of her life. She grew up in a family with a strong work ethic. At an early age, Kay began to develop her caregiver nature and was always the first to help someone in need.

Kay passed on April 30, 2018 after battling adrenal cancer for a 41/2 year period. Even during her treatment programs, she continued to work as the coordinator of the Infant Intervention Program at District 19 Community Services Board (Mental Health Center). Kay always refered to the children in the program as "HER BABIES". 

Kay prepared for her profession first attending and graduating from Chowan Jr. College with an AA degree. She continued her education graduating from Virginia State University with a B.A. degree in Sociology followed with a M.A. degree in Child Development and Family Relations from East Carolina University. 

 Kay Fish Toombs

Prior to completing her education requirements Kay met and married Larry C. Toombs from Petersburg, Virginia and began raising a family of three (3), Justin, Jeremy and Jordan. At her death, she was blessed with five (5) grandchildren, Austin, Marissa, Turner, Perry and Ashton. Since her passing she has two (2) more have been added, Colby Kay and Finley.

Larry's and Kay's life began in Petersburg, Virginia, to New Bern, North Carolina, to Goldsboro, North Carolina and back to Petersburg,Virginia. Kay held several positions over the years as supervisor in Juvenile Detention worker, case manager, mental health consultant and directing the Infant Intervention Program for over 20 years.


Having raised three (3) athletic sons, Kay added the position of "SPORTS MOM" to her growing resume. She logged many volunteer hours at many different sporting venues. At times, getting the kids to three different venues along with other team members as she was able to get everyone to their scheduled locations on time. 

Kay was blessed with a kind and generous heart... loved doing for others...never wanting any praise... she loved staying busy and making an impact on others lives. During her cancer battle, she never complained about any pain or sickness. She stayed positive and kept her wry sense of humor. Anyone that came in contact with her always came away from that experience as a much better person.


Prior to her passing, Larry explained to her about his intent to develop a non-profit organization to raise funds for "HER BABIES" and she gave him a smile and stated "That would be so nice..." It should be noted that 100% of all funds raised or invested will be contributed to the Infant Intervention Program. 
Let's Help Kay's Babies


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