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In Memory of

Betty Reed Cathers

June 1, 1945 - June 9, 2017

Obituary


Betty Marie Reed Cathers passed away on June 9, 2017 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN following a brief illness. Betty was born on June l, 1945 in Lewiston, Maine. Betty was a unique lady who touched many different people during her life in Maine, Rhode Island and Louisiana. She had a huge heart and a generous spirit. She would carry one dollar bills with her to give to the homeless on the street. She loved her children, her husband, her extended family, and, above all else, she loved and cherished her grandchildren.


Betty Marie Reed Cathers passed away on June 9, 2017 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN following a brief illness. Betty was born on June l, 1945 in Lewiston, Maine. Betty was a unique lady who touched many different people during her life in Maine, Rhode Island and Louisiana. She had a huge heart and a generous spirit. She would carry one dollar bills with her to give to the homeless on the street. She loved her children, her husband, her extended family, and, above all else, she loved and cherished her grandchildren.



She is preceded in death by her parents, Jennie Mae Dickinson Reynolds Mayeux and Edwin L. Reynolds. Her love of life and family will be remembered by the many family and friends she leaves behind. Betty is survived by her husband Robert Lewis Cathers. Her brothers, Leslie Reynolds of Las Vegas, NV, Nelson Reynolds (Charlene) of Pawtucket, RI; Her sister, Carol Kimak of Walnut Port, PA; Children, Kim Reed Guidry, Kristen Reed Nicholson, James Jewett Reed (Danielle), Bobby Cathers, Mary Jane Cathers Slavich (Frank); Grandchildren Anastasia (S.J.) Holloway, Abbigale Grace Guidry, Jennie Lane Nicholson, Jade Olivia Perkins, Grace Amelia Reed, Ava Vivian Reed, Ayden Glenn Reed, Dana Myrl King, Owen Wilson Cathers, Morgan Cathers and Tabatha Conrad. She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.



When I am gone, release me

Let me go, I have so many things to see and do

You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears

Be happy that we had so many beautiful years

I gave to you my love

You can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness

I thank you for the love you each have shown

But now it's time I traveled on alone

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust

It's only for a while that we must part

So bless the memories within your heart

I won't be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, call and I will come

Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near

And if you listen with your heart you'll hear

All my love around you soft and clear

And then, when you must come this way alone

I'll greet you with a smile and say

"Welcome Home." – Author unknown.



Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, June 17th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM, followed by a funeral service in Betty’s memory beginning at 1:00PM. She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA.



In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 800-873-6983 / www.stjude.org or Shriners Hospital at 844-739-0849 / www.shrinershospitals.org would be appreciated.



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