The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Friendship Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 195 North, DeSoto, Georgia. The Reverend James Thomas, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Counsel Cemetery.
Mrs. Lessie Biggins Reese was born April 26, 1932 in Webster County, Georgia to the late Clark Biggins and Mary Lizzie Jenning Biggins. She was preceded in death by four siblings: C. J. “Clark” Biggins, Rufus Biggins, Lillie Wilson and Jessie Biggins. She was educated in the public school systems of Webster and Sumter Counties. At an early age she joined the Friendship Baptist Church where she supported every facet of the church she loved so well. She served faithfully on the Kitchen and Hospitality Ministry and the Missionary Auxiliary Ministry.
She was employed as a pastry maker for Fine’s Donut Shop, which was later purchased by Sarah Donut Shop of Americus. After several years of dedicated services she retired. Her family and community will long remember Lessie as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will also be remembered for her tasty dishes and her mouth-watering collard greens that she served during their Sunday gathering.
She leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to her beloved husband of sixty years, Jake Reese, Sr. DeSoto, Georgia; ten children, Eddie Biggins (Annie), Jake Reese, Jr. (Mary) all of DeSoto, Georgia, Betty Rivers (Major), Leesburg, Georgia, Jimmy Reese (Nancy), Leslie, Georgia, Robert Reese (Vanessa Hubbard), David Reese (Tonya), Americus, Georgia, Susie Kearse (Jehovah), Severn, Maryland, Rosie Sims (Jerome), DeSoto, Georgia, Tommy Reese (Sandra), Americus, Georgia, Tawanna Reese (Dontate Monts); a devoted niece whom she reared as her own, Willie Mae Biggins, DeSoto, Georgia; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Aggie Mae Williams, Elmotte Vance, Tampa, Florida and Geneva Jackson, Cordele, Georgia; godchildren, Minister Kelvin Lundy, Diana Mercer and Evangelist Ernestine Morgan; her special caregivers, Mary Hunt and Juanita Diana Pitts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and beloved friends.
- Frankie Nobles(Monday, July 15 13 08:48 pm EDT)
We are so sorry to hear about Ms. Lessie and she will be missed. I enjoyed having her working woith me at the donut shop.
- Brenda Nobles(Monday, July 15 13 08:44 pm EDT)
- DeLois Prince Wilson(Tuesday, February 26 13 09:56 pm EST)
To the Reese Family, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this sad time. May the "God of all comfort", comforts you in your time of sorrow. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
- Ben Walton(Saturday, February 09 13 12:30 pm EST)
Ben Walton & Family
We are sorry for your lost we know in your eyes she will be missed but in your heart she is alwalys there.
- Brenda Muff(Friday, February 08 13 02:16 pm EST)
We are sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our Prays, the Murphy Family
- Gussie Lassiter Jackson(Friday, February 08 13 11:16 am EST)
To the family just know that God will see you through this difficult time. He will keep His loving arms around you, just keep trusting Him. I know she will be missed but just keep those precious memories always.I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Heb.13:5
- MR.& MRS, ERNEST MERCER & FAMILY(Friday, February 08 13 08:51 am EST)
KNOW!THAT WHERE SO EVER THERE WAS ANYTHING,A NEED OR ANYTHING,YOU COULD LOOK UP,AND THERE SHE WAS. SHE WILL BE VERY WELL MISSED.WE LOVE HER!
- Ginny West Case(Thursday, February 07 13 08:48 pm EST)
Love and prayers of thanksgiving for a good and faithful lady who served her Lord and Savior with great vitality. She was like an aunt to me and so dear because of the love that she and my mother, Virginia West, shared.
- Lynn Faircloth Stanford(Thursday, February 07 13 08:21 pm EST)
Lessie was one of God's angels on earth. She and Jake have been great faithful friends to my family for years. She will be missed. Love and sympathy to the whole family.
- Lissa Faircloth(Thursday, February 07 13 07:55 pm EST)
She was my second Mama. I loved her so much!
Love, Lissa Faircloth
- Vernon and Wanda Dariso(Thursday, February 07 13 06:24 pm EST)
To the Reese Family, You are our prayers during your time of mourning. With deepest sympathy, Vernon and Wanda Dariso C/O ‘81
- Minnie Sue and Roderick Ray(Thursday, February 07 13 04:53 pm EST)
Look at the good times you shared 60 beautiful years. My prayers are with you and the family.
- John(Ban)Smith(Thursday, February 07 13 04:41 pm EST)
sorry to hear about your loss my prayers are with you.Stay strong
- Paul & Tina Dixon(Thursday, February 07 13 04:08 pm EST)
My prays are with you. I know she will be missed. But she will be living in your heart Robert.
- Tia Thomas Atkins(Thursday, February 07 13 02:47 pm EST)
To the family, God will heal your broken hearts in time, praying for your strength. Another one Of our Newtown angels gone but will never be forgotten.
- Mae Belle and Pagie Thomas(Thursday, February 07 13 10:11 am EST)
Praying that God will hold you all in His arms of Love and Mercy as you mourn the passing of your loved one.Cherish all your memories. God keep you.
- Keith & BeShea Terry(Wednesday, February 06 13 07:58 pm EST)
We love you and you will be dearly missed!