Catherine Gallagher Switzer, 79, of Ridgeland died Monday, May 12, 2014.

Visitation was held May 15, 2014, at St. James Episcopal Church, followed by burial in Jessamine Cemetery.

A native of Ridgeland, she graduated from Madison Ridgeland High School.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Switzer; son, Chip Sylvester; parents, Milton and Loretta Gallagher; sisters, Dorothy Young and Annette Hope.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Terrell and Michael Sylvester; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Derek Emerson; brother and sister-in-law, John and Wanda Gallagher; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.