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Willa Jean DeHart lit a candle
Friday, March 16, 2018
Jim Casada posted a condolence
Thursday, March 15, 2018Gary--I only just learned, through Don letting me know, of your mother's death. She was a gracious lady and obviously, from some of the truly inspiring condolence offered here, one of those truly inspirational teachers who leave lasting, meaningful marks on their students. That, in and of itself, is a wonderful legacy. Jim Casada
Don Casada posted a condolence
Thursday, March 15, 2018Gary and family, Your mother had an aura of peace, dignity and goodness about her. Praying for God's comfort for you all.
Gary Brown posted a condolence
Monday, March 12, 2018Gary and family, What a wonderful lady you mother was. Among my earliest memories are those of her, my mother and grandmother --- all teachers and good friends --- spending time together talking about school, loving life and chasing us kids. All who knew your mom were blessed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend.
Melody Brooks-Bowers posted a condolence
Saturday, March 10, 2018(Forgive the length) Mrs. Reece was a wonderful, true lady. I would assume everyone who knew her could write a book on her sweet deeds, just like I could. She taught my father, my brother, and myself in 4th grade. She worked many years along side my mother and I’m certain she was a mentor to all her co-workers. She taught the students more than school subjects. She taught all of us ladylike behavior and gentlemen etiquette. When I reflect back on my time with the teachers at Whittier Elementary School, teachers such as Mrs. Reece, I am reminded that I lived in a wonderful era of caring, loving, TRUE instructors. At my age of 10, Mrs. Reece had a beautiful corsage delivered to my home on the day of my baptism. She had ordered pink rosettes to match my gown. I will never forget that, nor will I forget her hugs for me as an adult in Ingles. Then she would then retrieve a dollar from her purse for each of my children. She was loved because she loved others.
Mildred parris posted a condolence
Friday, March 9, 2018Condolence to the family of Helen Reece. A wonderful and caring teacher to all her students. I remember Gary too. He attended Whittier school on the hill. I was in her 5th grade class as well as my older sister. I still have her picture. She did give out pictures when we had school pictures. She made a huge impression on students that is lasting. The family has many memories to hold.
Libby Burns posted a condolence
Friday, March 9, 2018Gary, Brock, Leighanna, Kayla: So very sorry to hear of your loss. She was such a special and sweet lady. Libby
Mark and Susie Davis posted a condolence
Friday, March 9, 2018Gary, Brock, Leighanna and Kayla, So sorry to hear the news of Helens passing. She was such a sweet lady and lived a long and productive life. Will always remember seeing her at the nursing home, especially the times when she was giving Brock a hard time! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mark and Susie Davis
Betty Lee Browning Reid posted a condolence
Thursday, March 8, 2018My love and sympathy to you LouEtta, Gary and all the family. Helen was a very special lady. Although I have not seen her in many years, I will never forget her and how beautiful she was. May God's richest blessings be with you. Betty Lee.
Ellen Lazaretti posted a condolence
Thursday, March 8, 2018Lu, Gary, and Family, I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. I have great memories of her, and always appreciated her kindness and compassion. Eddie sends his condolences, as well. Please know that we are praying for you all, and I hope you find comfort in the celebration of her inspiring life. Please let me know if you need anything. Ellen
Margie Gibson posted a condolence
Thursday, March 8, 2018So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. May peace be with you all.
David and Teresa Maynard posted a condolence
Thursday, March 8, 2018Dear Gary and Family, Our condolences are with you. Mrs. Reece was a beautiful lady, kind and a wonderful neighbor. May God comfort you. Blessings, David and Teresa
Kathy Nelson Bennett posted a condolence
Thursday, March 8, 2018Gary - I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I first remember her teaching Sunday School so many years ago at Oak Grove. She always had a special place in my heart and will be missed. Miss Helen was a very special lady and will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
P.j. and Peggy Hayes posted a condolence
Thursday, March 8, 2018Our hearts go out to and the family. Very sorry to hear about your lose.
Pam Game Burns posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018A wonderful lady and teacher. A true blessing to have known her. Our condolences to her family. Prayers for all. H. Russell & Pamela Burns
Belva Smith lit a candle
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Richard Dryman posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018Luetta, so sorry to hear about Helen. Felt close to her and Charles because of you and going to school at Cowee !! Also being a neighbor of JD allowed me to hear of Helen quite often. May our Lord Jesus and the Spirit give you peace during this time. Richard
Mary Jane (Kilby) Ward posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018So Very Sorry. Mrs. Reece was The Best Teacher ever, taught me in 5th Grade, Gary was also in my Class..Heaven Gained a Beautiful Angel..
Tom & Ruth Trawick lit a candle
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Sacramenta Landrum posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018My deepest condolences to the Reece family and friends for the loss of your loved one Helen. When Jesus Christ was here on Earth he fed the poor Matthew 14: 17-21,cured people from whatever diseases and infirmities they had Matthew 9:35, brought back to life eight people young and old that had fallen asleep in death one of them was his friend Lazarus that had been dead for 4 days John 11:11-44. These was astounding Miracles that Jesus performed it foreshadowed what Jesus Christ will do very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.
Ms Allison posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5: 28, 29 gives this assurance.
Jackie smith Talley posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018Gary, your mom was a beautiful lady. Although I never had her as a teacher, I met her when I rented an apartment close to her while I was building a house. She and I quickly became friends and was a good and devoted friend who would take my side. I am sorry for your loss but happy for the many years she had here on earth touching the many lives she did touch and had a positive impact. Jackie Smith Talley
Diann W.Ball posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018May you find peace and comfort in remembering the joy you had with your Mother, Grandmother. I will be thinking and praying for your family in your time of loss. She was a dear sweet lady and will be missed by many.
Sheena Jenkins posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018I am so sorry to her of Helen’s passing. She was one of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. I enjoyed all the time we shared together in the beauty salon. Prayers and comfort to the family. Love Sheena.
Susan Kitchin Ashe posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 7, 2018A wonderful teacher I'll never forget...Love and prayers for all the family
Annette Casada Hensley posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018Gary and family, please accept my humble condolences. Helen, was a role model, mentor, and friend to me. All in all, she was a loving lady who touched more lives in many different way than we'll ever know. I, for one, feel honored to have known and worked with her. Heaven is a little richer for having her there to the glory of her lord and savior.
Joelean Parris posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018A wonderful teacher that taught 5th grade at the old Whittier school. She had a genuine interest in each and every student. Sorry for the family loss of this wonderful lady.
Betty Wike Brintnall posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a precious soul and a blessing to all her students and anyone who knew her. She made a positive impact on the lives of her students and others. A lovely, gracious lady. My family loved her and will never forget her.
Connie Nations Crider posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018My heartfelt condolences to all. Mrs Reece was a wonderful lady. She made a difference in the life's of many children. Her kindness and caring soul is what made her "the teacher" of your childhood memories. May her wings in heaven be as beautiful as her heart here on earth was. Much love and gratitude for touching my life Mrs Reece. You will be missed.
Elmer & Juanita Fuller posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018Sorry to hear this. Gary has always been outstanding in demonstrating unfailing. Love for his family. Surely we will meet her again in the real life Jehovah has promised
Theresa Cunningham Moss posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018Gary and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I met your mom at the nursing home. She always had a smile. I'm praying God will comfort you at this time. Love and Prayers Theresa Moss.
Christy H Birchfield posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018Gary and family, I am so sorry to hear that Mrs Reece has passed!! She was always so sweet to me!! I loved attending church with her and will never forget that she always had a peppermint for me!! She was a precious soul and will never be forgotten!! Love and prayers always!!!
Judy Revis posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018To the Reece Family The world has lost a precious lady. Heaven has gained an angel. Our children, Joey, Rita and David loved this precious lady. As did Doug and I. And she loved all who passed her way. Judy and Doug
Andrea Crisp posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018Mrs. Reece was a treasure. Prayers for you all.
Mary Stiles posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 6, 2018Gary, As you know, I loved your mother. The years she and Mother shared at Mountain View are etched in my memory forever. Together, we watched our mothers decline physically, but the love was still there. In those earlier years, she was a ray of sunshine--always a smile and a kind word. And, Brock, you were a remarkable grandson, The time you spent with her will become even more precious in your memory. Find comfort because there is a heaven for God's children. Much love to all of you. Mary and Gil
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