Betty Jean Reese (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - ]Mrs. Betty Jean Reese, 76, wife of Willis Walker Reese, Jr., of Terrace Circle, entered into rest on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at University Hospital. Her graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 12, 2011 in Pineview Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry Sealey officiating. Mrs. Reese had lived in the North Augusta area since 1960. She loved to cook and spend time with her family of which she loved her children and grandchildren very much. Additional survivors include one son, Steven Craig Reese (Jennifer) of North Wilkesboro, NC; one daughter, Beverly Reese Shealy (Charles) of North Augusta; two brothers, Vernon Prather (Aloha) of Martin, TN and Jack Prather (Jackie) of North Augusta; one sister, Christine Prather Dye (Jewell) of West Palm Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Tracy Shealy Johannsen (Steve), Travis Shealy (Kerry), Ryan Shealy (Brittany), Dannon Reese, and Brandon Reese; and two great grandchildren, Blake Shealy and Ethan Shealy. She was preceded in death by her parents Kermit and Gladys Pinckard Prather. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 pm. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909. Please visit the online register at Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle-September 11, 2011