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Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service
Wednesday September 8th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service
Wednesday September 8th, 2021

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Cumberland Memorial Gardens
Wednesday September 8th, 2021

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Verna Ruth Reece

Verna Ruth Reece, 86, of Jacksonville, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully at the home of Janna and Loy Bean, her daughter and son-in-law, on Friday, September 3, 2021.

She was born in Tishomingo, OK, on May 19, 1935, to the late John and Mae Walker. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Mendell Walker.

Verna was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She enjoyed helping family and friends, from hemming a dress to learning sign language, in order to communicate with a neighbor. She will be missed dearly by those closest to her.

Left to cherish Verna’s memory are her sons, Stephen Reece, John Reece, David Reece, and Scott Reece; daughters, Sharon Kamma and Janna Bean; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will welcome friends at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral service from 1pm to 2pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Her funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2pm. The service will conclude with a burial at Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences maybe expressed at www.sullivanshighland.com.

Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Verna Reece, please visit our flower store.


I have many good memories of attending church at Immanuel with Mrs. Verna and her family. She was a very sweet lady.

Betsy Bullard Andrade Sep 10 2021 8:23 PM

Enjoyed going to church at Immanuel with Mrs. Verna and her family. Many good memories.

Betsy Bullard Andrade Sep 10 2021 1:50 PM

Oh my I'm so very sorry to hear this. Very fond memories of her from Immanuel. She made me a beautiful photo album for my wedding pictures. One of my favorite people. I will be praying for the family. Very sweet lady.

Kimberly Moore McNeill Sep 6 2021 8:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Verna Reece

Tina Bean Sep 5 2021 9:06 PM

Such a wonderful lady. I have many fond memories of her at Immanuel. My thoughts are with the family.

Renee Koepp Boyd Sep 5 2021 7:38 PM

So sorry to hear about your mom .. such a sweet lady .. prayers for you and your family 🙏🏼

Tammy Stephenson Sep 5 2021 2:37 PM

I am so sorry. I have happy memories of her from Immanuel. She and Hector loved to joke together then and I'm sure they are carrying on again!!!! She was a blessing. Your whole family will be in my prayers.
With much love and sympathy,

Lois Black Sep 5 2021 2:06 PM

Verna Ruth
You were the best sister-in law..I am very blessed to have had you in my life. You are now with our Lord and healthy and young..I will love you forever.

Clara Walker Sep 5 2021 1:02 PM

I can see you right now sitting at your desk cutting out and marking articles of things that interest you, eating those utz chips.❤ I know your rejoicing with our heavenly father and all your loved ones you've missed, our family has been so blessed with the very special daughter you have raised.We love you

Wendy Sep 5 2021 10:14 AM

So very sorry to learn of Verna's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She has been missed so much the last several years on Ellington St. We were very lucky to have had Verna and Wayne as neighbors. Two of the finest people we have ever known.
God bless you all.

Stuart and Linda Jackdon Sep 5 2021 3:30 AM

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