Catherine Blackburn Reeves

October 25, 1965January 25, 2019
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Catherine Blackburn Reeves, age 53, a resident of Nashville, TN and Ocala, FL, passed away on January 25, 2019. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee to the late, Jim and Susie (Stockell) Blackburn. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandparents, Sue & Albert W. Stockell, II and Memie & James Blackburn; son, Art Ericson Reeves, II and uncle, Allen Stockell. She is survived by her husband, Art E. Reeves; Daughter, Brittany & Kyle Mims; sister, Shannon & Mike Whitaker; brother, Lee & Janelle Blackburn; uncle, Albert W. Stockell, III; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Katie was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Downtown Nashville. She was also owner of Industrial Chemical and Equipment Co. Katie will be remembered for her generous heart, her glowing personality, and adventurous spirit. She loved the outdoors and was an accomplished sailor on all bodies of water. Katie will endure in our hearts forever-she is gone to soon…. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Following the visitation, a Memorial Service will be conducted from the Chapel of Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Frank Batson officiating.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Melody Palmer Pregel

February 10, 2019

I was so sad to come across Catie's death notice. I met her in Florida at my nephews wedding. She was so cute, and fun- she had an infectious laugh and was ALWAYS happy!! I haven't seen her since- it's been about 6 or 7 years, but I have never forgot her energetic spirit and beautiful smile. Rest In Peace, young lady. My heart goes out to her whole family. I am truly sorry for your loss~

Carlita Martin

February 5, 2019

No words can define
Katie or "Katie baby"
to me. An endearment
Art applied when Ericson
was born that stuck.
To know true love was to
know Art, Katie, Ericson,
Brittany, Uncle Al, their
family, friends. A rare find.
How proud for me and my
girls, Kristi and Leslie
(Ericson's sometimes sitters)
to have been invited into
their lives so long ago.
Like a Cracker Jack box,
there was always lil
surprise inside Katie.
Our phone session's,
(we thought we should
air on a radio station,)
days on the lake, random
meet ups, always made
for a good day. Neither
of us knew what we'd
say next but laugh at each
others remarks till next
subject and start over.
The love, happiness and
strength she shared goes
For Katie baby will be
with us till we see her again.
All my love, support and
sincere gratitude to Art,
the love of her life....
Thank you for sharing!

David Pirtle

February 4, 2019

Katie was a dear friend. Full of spirit. I remember her calling the house for something and I wasn't there, so she talked to mom for over an hour. She never met a stranger. She will be missed dearly.

William Seagraves

February 4, 2019

I knew Katie for many years as a stage hand with I. A. T. S. E. Local 46. She was, without a doubt, the craziest, funniest, toughest, most independent woman I have ever met. She worked as hard or harder than anyone in our union, and if she ever had a complaint, she never voiced it; she merely laughed it off. She was probably the best dressed hand on the floor, never seeming to get dirty, something we could never figure out. And when she had a business meeting to go to, she looked like a movie star. She was fearless behind the wheel of a car, took no prisoners in an argument, merciless when hit on by idiots, but had a heart as big as Texas. She was my friend and a virtual sister. I will miss her terribly, but for me, she will never truly be gone, because every time I hear a woman come up with a great retort to a smart-ass remark, I’ll think “ She sounds just like Katie!” And I will smile with the memory. Love You Girl.

Isssi Baptiste

February 3, 2019

Katie I miss u always had a smile on your face everyday at work...I'll never forget driving behind you on Hart lane and when u got to Dickerson Pke the light turn from red to green I slammed on my horn purposely teasing you..and u pushed on your rear window water spout and it was aiming at my vehicle and when you pushed the button instead of sprinkling your rear window it shot out at me spraying my windshield day u told dont u blow at I'll never forget that it was so funny..I love u Katie RIP BABYGURL..RIP

Mindy Carlton

February 2, 2019

Katie I’m still in shock & can’t believe you have gone to be with the Lord. I was blessed to have you as a friend and cherish all the memories we made together!! I will miss your late night calls & your awesome cooking & your hilarious stories... there was only one Katie in the world & she would do anything for anyone that needed her help. God rest your soul my friend ❤️

Deborah McCarley

January 31, 2019

I knew Katie for many years, long before she became a Stagehand.... She was always such a "Breath of Fresh Air" ... Always a smile on her face, and always had an upbeat something to say ... I miss her greatly ... RIP my friend.

Pam Gibson

January 30, 2019

Katie was the only person I knew that could wear white pants on a working show floor and go home clean, and she really worked. Nobody could call her a slacker. Katie will be sorely missed.

Becky Nolan

January 30, 2019

Katie the first time I ever met you you made me laugh you were the most funniest and sweetest woman I ever met you will be missed

Jana Gatlin

January 30, 2019

I really enjoyed working with Katie! She was so full of happiness! One time we went to eat sushi on lunch break. I do not like hot things like jalapeno's. She got some wasabi. From that day on, I've been a fan of wasabi! You will be missed greatly, Katie


1967 Easter, Katie at 17 Months with her mom and grandad


Katie at 4 Years old


Katie as a child