Lewis Carl Reese

Published 2:53 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Lewis Carl Reese, 96 years old, beloved brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at the Sitter and Barefoot Veterans Care Center, Richmond, VA, on March 25, 2020. Lewis was born June 15, 1923 in Lunenburg County, VA, and was the third child born to the union of James and Laura Reese of Kenbridge, VA.

He is predeceased by Lunett Reavis and Marion Hardy, the mothers of his children.

He is survived by five children, Carroll Reavis, Richmond, VA; Patricia Smith, Los Angeles, CA; Audrey Seay, Richmond, VA; Michael Reavis, Richmond, VA; Connie Thompson, Chesapeake, VA; and Barbara Branch (“She’s my daughter, too”) Richmond, VA and dear friend, Ms. Mary Harper, Kenbridge, VA. He is survived by sisters, Allie Mae Hinton, Bessie Callahan, and brother, Pernell Reese, all of Kenbridge, VA. Lewis is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

During his life, he was a member of the Mayflower Baptist Church, Kenbridge, VA. Lewis served in the US Army for two years and was stationed in Normandy, France during WWII. After his military service, he was employed at Fort Pickett (formerly Camp) Pickett and 30+ years with Pyxus International, Inc (formerly Commonwealth Tobacco Co) until retirement in 1985.

The family expresses their sincere gratitude to family and friends, also to Beaufont Towers Assisted Living Community and the Sitter and Barefoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond, Virginia.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Mayflower Baptist Church Cemetery, Kenbridge, Virginia with the Rev. Michael Brown, Pastor.