Catherine Williams Reynolds

Published 4:44 pm Thursday, February 16, 2023

Catherine Williams Reynolds, born September 9, 1958 an artist, mother, sister, aunt, friend, storyteller, and hostess extraordinaire passed away Wednesday, February 15th, 2023. Preceded in death by her parents Helen Luminais Williams and Larry L. Williams Sr., her brothers Larry Williams Jr. (Cynthia), Charles “Chuck” L. Williams, and godfather R.L. Luminais.

Survived by her daughter, Acadia Reynolds (Andrew) – brothers Leo Williams, Julian Williams (Aimee) and Tommy Williams (Amelia) – sisters Julia Remondet (Tim), Tammy Milioto (Timmy) and Lisa Hoover (Steven) – godmother Myrtle Luminais – best friend of 45 yrs, Janine Manguno – fiance Chris Beaucham – dog, Frida – and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.Cathy, or C.W. as many called her, spent her childhood raising raccoons in secret under her bed, throwing popcorn down at her siblings from the balcony during movies, and reveling in being the ‘odd one out.’

In high school Cathy played clarinet under the tutelage of her favorite teacher, Mr. Watkins. As a dedicated fan of Motown, their marching band performances fueled her love of music. Cathy grew her career as a vocalist, cutting a demo tape with support from her best friend, roommate, and biggest fan -Janine. The first in her family to move out of state, Cathy traveled to San Diego, California and began managing a jazz club. The work she did introduced her to countless friends, musicians, and artistic influences from all over the world. It was in this whirlwind of the entertainment industry that she met her now ex-husband Robert “Rob” Reynolds. They married in 1991 and Catherine went on to give birth to her daughter, Acadia Reynolds. In both California and Montana Cathy developed a local following as an artist and caterer. In her later years Cathy returned to the south, and shared her artistic skills in the form of storytelling, costuming, and dramatic play with her nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Memorial Service on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial at St. Peter Cemetery following the service.
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