McIntyre, Misty Dawn

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mcintyre_misty_dawnMisty Dawn McIntyre, 48, of Newport, Va., passed unexpectedly on Sunday, July 6. She is survived by her daughters, Summer and Cassie Brown; son, Mark McIntyre; sisters, Kari LeMay, Rebel Cannan, and Michael Ann Loftus-Harting; mother Lori LeMay; and father, Eugene Barfield. Misty was best known for her desire to mother and nurture not just her own children, as any person or animal in need of shelter or love was taken in or supported without question. This spirit was shared with many during her time as a labor and delivery nurse and then later, as a home health nurse throughout southwestern Virginia. Misty will always be remembered for her optimism and faith in the face of hardship, her love of all things feline and equine, and contagious smile offered without hesitation to friends and strangers alike. An outdoor service will be held Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m., at 593 Bluegrass Trail in Newport. We want to encourage everyone that would like to share in this celebration of Misty’s life to attend and stay after for a potluck lunch and visitation with her family and friends. If desired, memorial donations may be made in Misty’s name to either the Ocracats at P.O. Box 993, Ocracoke NC 27960 or the Blind Cat Rescue at