Beverly Jane Smith Reece, age 77, of Snellville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, H. Andrew “Andy” Reece; son, Hugh Reece (Marie); daughter, Elizabeth Reece (Tom) Bettress; four grandchildren, Colin Reece, Tommy Bettress, Tyler Bettress, and Rachel Bettress; other relatives and a host of friends.
Beverly was born in Birmingham, Ala., on September 12, 1934, to Thelma Maude Loper Smith and Hugh Lee Smith. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, AL and attended Birmingham Southern College. She served as Church organist for 40 years in Alabama and Georgia. She also worked with the GID Department at Crawford W. Long Hospital and the Dental School at Emory University.
Beverly was a devoted member of the Tom M. Wages Funeral Home staff in Snellville and was blessed to create Prayer Scarfs as a ministry to others suffering with illness. She and her husband Andy were founding members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Snellville and of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville. Beverly will be greatly missed by her adoring family and many friends.
A Service Celebrating the Life of Beverly Reece will be held Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:00 at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, 3836 Oak Grove Road off Brand Road, Loganville with The Rt. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach officiating. Interment will follow at the Snellville Historical Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or viewed atwww.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.