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Katie Blackburn

May 21, 2020

Katie C (Covington) Blackburn, age 96, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

She was born April 30, 1924 in Walnut Grove, NC to the late Gene and Agnes (Anthony) Covington. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, canning, gardening and traveling with her family, and worked over 38 years with Berry’s Restaurant in Norwalk. She was also a member of Bethlehem AME Church.

She is survived by her children, William P. (Dorothy) Blackburn of Elyria, Harvey L. (Mary) Blackburn of Elyria, Diane (Thomas) Williamson of Sandusky, Denise Blackburn Horne of Port Clinton and Terry Blackburn of Las Vegas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Geraldine Fitzpatrick of Elyria; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Melvin G. Blackburn in 2013; son, Melvin G. Blackburn Jr.; grandson, Tim Blackburn; a granddaughter, Natasha Blackburn; siblings, Mary Moore, Judy Glenn, Junior Covington, James Covington, Margaret Viar, Lillie Glenn, Claudine Ravit, Franklin Ravit and Walter Ravit.

A drive by visitation will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Private services will be held and burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to one’s favorite charity.

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Katie C (Covington) Blackburn, age 96, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

She was born April 30, 1924 in Walnut Grove, NC to the late Gene and Agnes (Anthony) Covington. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, canning, gardening and traveling with her family, and worked over 38 years with Berry’s Restaurant in Norwalk. She was also a member of Bethlehem AME Church.

She is survived by her children, William P. (Dorothy) Blackburn of Elyria, Harvey L. (Mary) Blackburn of Elyria, Diane (Thomas) Williamson of Sandusky, Denise Blackburn Horne of Port Clinton and Terry Blackburn of Las Vegas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Geraldine Fitzpatrick of Elyria; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Melvin G. Blackburn in 2013; son, Melvin G. Blackburn Jr.; grandson, Tim Blackburn; a granddaughter, Natasha Blackburn; siblings, Mary Moore, Judy Glenn, Junior Covington, James Covington, Margaret Viar, Lillie Glenn, Claudine Ravit, Franklin Ravit and Walter Ravit.

A drive by visitation will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Private services will be held and burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to one’s favorite charity.

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June 02, 2020

My name is Linda Eckler and I used to do a Bible study at Memorial Home on Saturday mornings. I would try to push Katie Into the dining room so she could listen. I remember believing she was a Christ follower. Wish I had known her when she was younger. Another memory I have of Katie is often when I would walk past her room the Joey and Rory hymns album would be playing for her as she was resting in bed. It always made me smile. I have asked my husband to be sure and play Christian music for me if I am ever sick or in a nursing home. My God bless you family of Katie!

Michelle Ravit McCullough

Yadkinville, NC
May 26, 2020

God Bless you family. Keeping you in my prayers. Aunt Katie was a wonderful woman.

Linda Polo

wellington, OH, Usa
May 23, 2020

What a lovely lady and family. I loved the time being with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Linda