February 10, 1984 – November 1, 2019
Our beloved Mary Kathryn Blair passed away on November 1st, 2019. She has been reunited with her father, Philip, in heaven.
Katie, as she preferred to be called, was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida. She attended Winter Park High School and graduated from the University of Florida, following in the footsteps of her mother and sister. Katie studied Public Relations and graduated in 2006. She moved back to Orlando where she found immediate success in the PR world, becoming a Vice President and General Manager with PAN Communications.
The University of Florida was not only her dream school, but where she met the love of her life, Andrew Blair. They were college sweethearts and married on March 31st, 2012. They were together for 15 years and have two beautiful daughters, Sophia Charlotte and Madison Elizabeth, who have brought so much joy to her family.
Katie was a bright light in this world and her smile would illuminate the room. She loved working in Public Relations, positively impacting her clients, peers, and leadership. Outside of work, Katie loved her Gators, Luke Bryan, Blink-182, Foo Fighters, shopping, and being around her family and friends. Her greatest loves and her proudest accomplishments are her two daughters. There was no greater joy for Katie than being their mother and, like everything else she has done, she took on the role of wife and mother with tenacity, compassion, and love. Her daughters will be proud to call her mom.
Katie was an amazing mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her father, Philip Lister, uncle, John Lister and grandfather, George Cooper. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Blair, and their two beautiful daughters, Sophia Charlotte and Madison Elizabeth. Katie is also survived by her mother, Nancy Cooper Lister, grandmother, Juanita Cooper, and sister and brother-in law, Amanda and Justin Barwick, as well as her Aunt Ann Lister and two cousins Rosemary and Grahame Lister of Great Britain. She is missed by so many more and we know she would be proud of everything she accomplished in her short time here. We know she is looking over us all with the Katie smile.
- Celebration of Life Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
- Celebration Gathering Saturday, November 9, 2019
November 8, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Katie once. She brought my brother Phil(Nardone) back to Tampa, where I live & at the time so did she from PAN’S Orlando office.
Never have I forgotten her smile and the sweet, caring person that I met at Westshore Mall that day.
My sympathies to her husband, their girls, their families &friends.
God bless you, all,
November 7, 2019
I never met Katie in person, just by conference calls but still we all could tell Katie was a very bright and excellent professional as well as a warm and friendly human being. Our prayers go to her family. God bless you all,
November 7, 2019
My first friend. Katie was there for every major moment of my childhood, the sister I never had (with Amanda for us to bug!), and will never be forgotten. She was the sweetest person you’d ever meet. We planned our 4 year old version of our weddings together from the top of the preschool playground. We trick or treated her neighborhood every Halloween. We celebrated every birthday together. I am devastated for the Blair and Lister families and will be praying for you.
November 6, 2019
The two quotes we chose for our Senior Yearbook page couldn’t be more true. 😢❤️💔
November 6, 2019
Katie was the most beautiful person inside and out. Her laughter and smile could light up a room. She will be forever missed and loved beyond measure. God bless Drew, Nancy, Amanda, and her two precious babies. ❤️❤️😢