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“Such sad and tragic news. My heart goes out to you Eddie , Liesl and family. ”
1 of 41 | Posted by: Susie (Delaney) North

“Edward, Ed, Liesl and Michael, I was so sorry to hear about Katherine. I am so sorry for your sudden loss and can't imagine the pain you are feeling...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Yancey Westerfield - Friend

“Our most heartfelt condolences to the Westbrook family over the loss of your beloved Katherine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Kim & Bill Henderson

“Prayers for comfort to the family. I thought Kat in middle school. She was a vibrant, happy girl and a joy to have in class. I am so sorry for your...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Toni Herrmann - School

“Kat and I were in the same homeroom while attending Bishop England. When I think of Kat, I think of two things: she had the kindest soul and she...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Caroline Valluzzo

“I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and Prayers for you and family ”
6 of 41 | Posted by: Richard Ness - Bamberg, SC

“Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Kat.May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you, Kat was truly a special person, we are so...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Tom and Linda Gribben - SC

“I am so very sorry for your tragic loss!!! As a parent I know this is our worst nightmare and how I wish you were spared such heartbreak! May your...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Michelle Rahman

“My deepest sympathy to the Westbrook family. No words can ease the pain and sorrow you are feeling. May Kat be flying with the angels and at peace. ”
9 of 41 | Posted by: Barbara O. Westerfield - Other

“Lifting up prayers for the Westbrook family and all of those who loved Kat. I cannot imagine how profound your grief is. Kat is not gone -not...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Aleatra Alexander - Charleston, SC

“We have so many wonderful memories growing up with Katherine, from playing games in the neighborhood to carpooling to high school and BE volleyball....Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Evan Powers - Mt Pleasant, SC

“We express our deepest condolences. Our family will be praying for Katherine and your whole family ”
12 of 41 | Posted by: Jerome and Lynn Nelson Family - SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
13 of 41 | Posted by: Lynn & John Tortorici

“I am greatly shocked and saddened by the inexplicable loss of such a beautiful, accomplished and promising young life. Such a loss makes so many of...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Richard C. Finke

“Ed and Leslie my heart breaks for you! May beautiful Kat rest in peace. ”
15 of 41 | Posted by: Rosanna Pearson - Summerville, SC

“The Westbrook family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
16 of 41 | Posted by: Jon, Shayne, Trevor, Wade & others @ WRM

“It's hard to find the words to express how painful this loss is for your family, friends, and community. May you find some comfort from all of us who...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Yaniec

“Thinking of the Westbrook family at this painful time and wishing you peace. Words are inadequate but please know that we all hurt with you.Peace...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Lisa Smith-Butler - Charleston, SC

“Kat was a lively presence in my English classroom and on the volleyball court at BEHS. Her friendliness to and concern for others were much admired....Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Millie Horton - Work

“Praying for you at this most difficult time. ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: Jeri and Chuck Drouillard

“Condolences from another mother ”
21 of 41 | Posted by: S. Smith

“Kat lit up every room she entered. She never let anyone feel left out. She had the kindest and most pure soul. It will feel so strange not having her...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Nina Ivankovic - Charleston, SC

“I only hope the best for her family. I am very sorry about her passing. She will be deeply missed. I can't think of how many times she helped me cram...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Allan Prescott - Awendaw, SC

“I had the honor of watching Kat work with and lead students at the Charleston School of Law and was impressed by her poise, compassion, and...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Zisk - Charleston, SC

“I remember being able to hear Katherine´s laugh from all the way down the hall. It was so genuine and reflected the zest for life she had. I...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Charlie Gaffney - Friend

“Liesl and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you peace and some sort of comfort. My sincerest condolences,...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Allison Hahn

“We wish to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Kat. The news devastated us when we heard. We thought of her as part of our extended family. We...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Terry and Barbara Jarvis

“My heart is breaking for all of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I just finished praying the Rosary for Kat. ”
28 of 41 | Posted by: Julianne Khoury

“My deepest sympathy and condolences to my long time friend and colleague Ed Westbrook, and his wife on the loss of their daughter Katherine. You...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: William J.A. Sparks, Esq.

“We are so sorry for your loss! Kat was such a wonderful young lady! Our condolences! From Jerry, Karen, Daniel and Katie Weaver ”
30 of 41 | Posted by: Jerry Weaver - Mt Pleasant, SC

“To all of Kat's family, I am sorry for this sudden loss. I was a classmate of Kat's at the law school, we started at the same time in the Summer...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: `John Curtis - Charleston, SC

“We were fortunate to work with Kat during her time at Emerson, and as a staff we send our deepest condolences to the Westbrook family and our love to...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Emerson College Sports Medicine Staff

“I was Kat's athletic trainer at Emerson College, and I have so many memories of hours spent in the AT room talking with her about life and volleyball...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Stephanie Rondeau - Other

“I only met Kat a handful of times, but I was always amazed at her unconditional kindness towards others. She was authentically herself--unique, witty...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Anna Catherine Parham - Friend

“To all Kat´s loved ones, it is with deepest sorrow that you have such great loss to bear. God grant His abiding love & grace to hold you up now &...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Mrs (Hon) Louis E Condon

“I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of Kat. She helped me through so many times in high school, and I can't imagine the shock this must have been....Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Annie Aubrey - Leominster, MA

“Ed and Liesl, Polly and I extend our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We can only imagine the pain. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and...Read More »
37 of 41 | Posted by: George Kosko - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I worked with Kat at Lewis Babcock. Kat was kind, intelligent, and oh so witty. My condolences to her family and friends. ”
38 of 41 | Posted by: Patricia McCright - Coworker

“There is no greater loss than that of your child.My prayers and tears are with you bothShe was such a wonderful spirit ”
39 of 41 | Posted by: Jim Farese - Naples, FL - Friend

“On behalf of everyone at Charleston School of Law, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Kat was a beloved member of our community. Kat served on a...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Larry Cunningham - Charleston, SC

“Dear Ed and Liesl we are so sorry for your loss.You are both in our thoughts our hearts and in our prayers! ”
41 of 41 | Posted by: Doug & Sue Roder - Lexington, SC


On March 8, 2022, Katherine Adele ("Kat") Westbrook was called home to God at age 28 after an accidental fall that cut short a life full of promise.

Katherine was born on February 4, 1994 in Mount Pleasant, SC and attended Christ Our King - Stella Maris School where she excelled academically and played volleyball, soccer, and basketball. She used her magnificent singing voice in the choir and as the female lead in the school musical, Bye Bye Birdie. Katherine went on to Bishop England High School, graduating in the National Honor Society, and playing on the two-time state champion varsity volleyball team. Katherine moved to Boston to pursue her passions for creative writing and volleyball at Emerson College where she played in the NCAA tournament.

Returning to South Carolina, Katherine interned at the Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman law firm before enrolling in the Charleston School of Law where she was a second year student. At CSOL, Katherine was President of the Alliance for Equality and the Law Democrats, and a member of the Dean's Diversity Counsel, and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. While at CSOL, she was privileged to receive a summer fellowship at Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, serving the most needy in society. She was looking forward to a life of service in the law.

Katherine was vibrant, witty and accomplished. She persevered through life's challenges. She loved her family and friends, and had a special place in her heart for her pet ferret, Boris.

Katherine is survived by her parents, Edward James and Liesl Hughes Westbrook; her brothers, Edward Thomas Westbrook and Michael Thomas Westbrook; her grandparents, Thomas and Beverly Hughes; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Christ Our King Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. The family will receive visitors on Sunday, March 13, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to ECCO, 1145 Six Mile Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 or Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, PO Box 1116, Charleston, SC 29402 where Katherine served others.