Leila Mae Reeves
December 20, 1941 - July 23, 2018
Leila Mae Jones Reeves, age76, of Moss Point passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018. She was born on December 20, 1941 in rural Simpson County, MS. Her parents were Willie B. Jones and Ina Jane Hemby Jones. Leila was raised in Pascagoula and graduated from Pascagoula High School in 1960. Leila married Robert Reeves in October of 1963 and moved to Long Beach, CA where Robert was stationed in the US Navy. Leila and Robert have three children and six grandchildren, who survived her. Leila was raised in Calvary Baptist Church in Pascagoula, and accepted Christ at an early age. After she and Robert married, she moved her membership to First Baptist Church in Pascagoula where her membership remains.
Leila is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Ina Jones; two brothers, Marshall H. Jones and Willie B. Jones; two sisters, Ina Marie Jones and Catherine Lee Jones Strange.
Leila is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert E. "Rabb" Reeves, Moss Point; two sons and one daughter, Allen B. and his wife, Amanda Reeves; David and his wife, Tracy Reeves; Elizabeth "Beth" Reeves McDaniel, all of Pascagoula; six grandchildren, Jacob Reeves, Tyler Reeves, Matthew Reeves, Zachary Reeves, Haley McDaniel, Aaron McDaniel , all of Pascagoula.
Visitation will be Friday, July 27, 2018, from 9:00-11:00am, at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00am with Rev. Tracy Martin officiating. Her burial will be at Crestlawn Cemetery in Ocean Springs, MS. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jacob Reeves, Tyler Reeves, Matthew Reeves, Zachary Reeves, Aaron McDaniel, and Haley McDaniel.
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