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Joseph Reese

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May 8, 1928 - Oct. 3, 2020

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Deacon Joseph Reese went aboard that ole Gospel ship on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation and sailed on to the Hills. Deacon Reese’s favorite words were “I am looking to the Hills.” Well, Daddy, you done made it.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Bernard’s Eatonton Chapel.

Graveside Service were held on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Greater Bells Chapel Church Cemetery in Eatonton, GA. Reverend Gregory Ellison, Officiated.

Joseph Reese was born on May 8, 1928, to the late Greene and Bessie Reese. He married his soulmate, Addie Harden, on December 30, 1946. He joined New Providence Baptist Church in August, 1958. Later, the church name changed to Bell Chapel and now, Greater Bell Chapel. Deacon Reese, as he was called, became a deacon the first Sunday in July 1959. He was also a member of Benevolent Lodge #20. He was employed by Enterprise Aluminum Company. Later, he became employed with Maddox Logging. In 1978, he started his own logging business, until his health failed.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Addie Harden; four sons, Joseph, Jr., Johnny, William, and Russell; three sisters, Ada, Annie, and Mammie Alice; and three grandchildren, Tracy, Raymond, and Latonja.

He leaves to cherish his memories: four daughters, Julia Bynes, Elaine Nelson (Sidney), Stella Brown (James), and Patricia Macon (Raymond); one son, Michael Reese (Shelia); one sister, Gussie Waller; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Reese; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grands; one great-great-grand; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

Professional Services Entrusted to Bernard’s Family Funeral Care.