Karen's Story

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Karen Gay Reeves-Stewart was born on June 28, 1956, in Detroit, MI, and departed this life on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Crossville. Her strength and endurance never left her as she fought her battle against cancer. Her love lives on in all of us, forever. Gay never met a stranger and she enjoyed helping everyone she met.
Gay worked in the real estate industry and later became a general building contractor alongside her husband, Bob. They built many homes and condos in Knoxville and later in Crossville where they made their home at The Catoosa Canyon Ranch. She just retired as executive director of the Cumberland County Homebuilders Association.
Gay is survived by her husband, Robert V. (Bob) Stewart; parents, Odas Reeves (Faye) and Earlene Wright (Delmar); daughter, Becky Crisp Hunter (Carlton); son, Jason; grandson, Hunter Crisp, who was the sparkle in her life!; god child, Katie Simpson; brothers, Greg Reeves, Brandon Reeves (Lisa) and Mike Copeland (Tiffany); sister, Sharon Long (Bill); stepbrothers, Salvador and Mike Wright; stepsisters, Pearl Smith and Tammy Faulkner; nieces, Melanie Mills (Raymond), April Campbell (Scott) and Faith and Aly Copeland; nephews, Jacob, Lucas, Bennett, Eric Reeves and Braxton Copeland; grandnephews, Blake Walters, Ethan and Aiden Reeves; and grandnieces, Rain and Sayde Campbell. Gay also had many special friends that loved her dearly.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 22, 2016
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