Jean­nette Cathy dies at age 92

Wife of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Chick-fil-A of­fi­cials say Jean­nette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the res­tau­rant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.

Of­fi­cials said in a re­lease that Cathy was sur­rounded by fam­ily when she died Wed­nes­day night at Pied­mont At­lanta Hos­pi­tal. Of­fi­cials say Jean­nette Cathy at­tended New Or­leans Bap­tist The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary and mar­ried Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old.

Of­fi­cials say Jeanette Cathy sup­ported her hus­band through the launch of the Chick-fil-A brand in 1967. Of­fi­cials say Truett Cathy - who died in 2014 - had cred­ited his wife with strength­en­ing his Chris­tian faith. All Chick-fil-A restau­rants are closed on Sun­days.

Dan T. Cathy, the cou­ple’s old­est son, serves as pres­i­dent and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Cathy says his mother was the fam­ily’s “spir­i­tual nu­cleus and en­cour­ager.”

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