The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 2, 2012 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia, where the Rev. Paul A. McFarland is pastor. The Rev. Hosie Waters, pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mrs. Marilyn Reese Haslam was born November 8, 1956 to the late Anderson Reese and Geneva Johnson Reese in Macon County, Georgia. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County where she attended D. F. Douglass High School. At an early age, she joined Magnolia Baptist Church of Montezuma, Georgia. Marilyn was a faithful and dedicated person who was devoted to God and loved to sing. She loaned her voice to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Choir of Dooling, Georgia. She was also a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Fort Valley, Georgia under the leadership of Rev. Bryant Aaron. After many dedicated years of service, she retired as a Homemaker.
She leaves to cherish her memory three loving and devoted children, Markeith J. Curgil, Latavia Greer and Justin Greer, all of Fort Valley, Georgia; five loving grandchildren, Diamontae Greer, Laquasha Battle, Markeith L. Curgil, Isaiah Greer and Kierra Greer; siblings, Anthony Reese (Sharon), Sunrise, Florida, LTC (Retired) Andrew Reese (Kathy), Lorton, Virginia, Christopher Reese (Renee), Byron, Georgia, Tommie Griffin (Bridgett), Union City, Georgia and Geneva Molden (Jimmie), Douglassville, Georgia; half siblings, Vicki Reese, Jeanie Reese and Clint Reese, all of Rochester, New York; aunts and uncles, William Johnson (Louise), Miami, Florida, Arthur Johnson (Arlene), Warner Robins, Georgia, Trent Johnson (Wanda), Peoria, Illinois, Linda Cephus (Elzie), Montezuma, Georgia, Vanessa Johnson, Perry, Georgia, Ida Johnson, Miami, Florida, Curtis Reese (Rashida), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Susan Reese (Robert), Folkston, Georgia, Bernard McClendon, Jimmy McClendon (Beverly), Keith McClendon, all of Montezuma, Georgia; Great Uncle, Fed Harris, Jacksonville, Florida; nieces and nephews, Alicia Nedd, Andrew Reese II, Bryan Reese, Brittany Reese, Jarvis Haugabook, Courtney Haugabook, Amari Walker, Porcelain Griffin, Tre Griffin, Shelbra Griffin, Tonya Haugabook and Jeremiah Molden; other relatives, including two devoted cousins, Renee & Marie Griffin, and friends, including four devoted friends, Willie Greer, Barbara Smith, Shirley Wright, and Deborah Hobbs.
Waters Johnson Baldwin Memorial Scholarship
c/o Magnolia Baptist Church
Post Office Box 504
Montezuma, Georgia 31063
- Chris "Bryan" Reese(Tuesday, November 06 12 09:58 am EST)
- Laquasha Battle(Monday, March 19 12 02:35 pm EDT)
I MISS YHUU GRAMA
- Kimberly Davis-Haslam(Saturday, March 03 12 07:47 pm EST)
I knw I haven't seen you guys since I was little, but I'm still around and even thought your mom and my dad didn't stay together I still consider y'all my big sister and brothers. I still love you all and I feel your pain. Its cutting me just as deep. Just know your in my prayers and time heals the pain. I loved and still love you Mariyln!
- Brittany Reese(Friday, March 02 12 10:14 am EST)
You will truly be missed Aunt Marilyn.
- Catherine Taylor(Wednesday, February 29 12 09:00 pm EST)
To the Reese Family: In a time like this, please find comfort knowing that others share in your loss. Marilyn was a very nice and fun person to be around; she was bless with such a sweet spirit of sharing, she always had a smile that came from the inside. Hold fast to your memories and hold them close to your heart.Just remember, God is able to carry you and He and ONLY HE can wipe the tears from your eyes. Just rest in his arms. You are in my prayer, Catherine Taylor& Family
- Kesha Haugabook(Wednesday, February 29 12 09:03 am EST)
With heartfelt condolence, we extend our thoughts, love and prayers....Times like these are never easy and words can only do so much, but just know we care and share in your sorrow. We love you...Kesha Haugabook and Family
- Dukes Family(Tuesday, February 28 12 08:27 pm EST)
Brother Drew and Family:
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your sister. We are praying for you and for your family.
In your time of sorrow please remember "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." John 12:25-26
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. (2 Corinthians 5:1).
May you be comforted by these words, as we extend our prayers, deepest sympathy, and love to the entire Reese family.
The Dukes Family
- ophelia(Tuesday, February 28 12 08:39 am EST)
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow.May looking back in memory help comfort you for when someone we love become a memory; become a treasure.Love you guys--Ophelia Waters & Family
- PATRICIA WALKER(Tuesday, February 28 12 12:07 am EST)
TO THE CHILDREN SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, YOUR MOM AND I GOES ALONG WAY BACK...SHE WAS FUN TO BE AROUND R.I.P MARILYN EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL. PATRICIA WALKER AND FAMILY
- Sylvia and Evelyn Tookes(Monday, February 27 12 10:42 pm EST)
Chris, Sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
- April Turner-Shelley(Sunday, February 26 12 09:00 pm EST)
Markeith, Latavia and Justin: Sorry for the loss of your Mother. You guys hang in there and hold on to God's unchanging hand. Keep your head erect and look to the hills from which cometh your help.
- felisha(Sunday, February 26 12 12:02 am EST)
SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.MARILYN WAS SUCH A GOOD HEARTED PERSON AND BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH MASS WILL MISS HER DEARLY.LOVE YOU.RIP