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Ruth McDaniel Reese fell asleep in death at home early Sunday morning September 10, 2023. She endured a battle with frontal temporal dementia which ravaged her beautif... Read More
Ruth McDaniel Reese fell asleep in death at home early Sunday morning September 10, 2023. She endured a battle with frontal temporal dementia which ravaged her beautiful mind and body. She was the youngest of 7 children born to Clarence McDaniel and Wilma Lue Huff in Floyd County. In 1988, she was joined in marriage to Willie Frank Reese, Jr. of Vinton, Virginia. Their union produced no children.
She was well-liked and a hard worker in all the various jobs she held, however, she was most well known for her chosen career in the full-time ministry as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was able to assist a number of her bible students to learn and then dedicate their lives to Jehovah. Although in the final days she did not fully understand what was happening to her body her firm belief the Creator’s restoring and resurrection powers gave her comfort till the end.
She leaves behind a grieving husband, Willie, Jr., and 3 sisters; Mary Etta McDaniel of Washington, DC, Trenda Conner (Curtis) of Wilmington, DE, and Peggy Fenwick (William) of Floyd, Virginia. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family invites you to join them in a memorial of her life on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Oakey’s North Chapel on Peters Creek Road with Ralph Sewart officiating. Visitation will begin at 2 pm with services starting at 3 pm.
Arrangements by Oakey's Funeral Service- North Chapel- 540-362-1237. We will be live-streaming the service for those who cannot attend. Click on the link below to view the service.
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