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Funeral service for Georgia M. Reese, 93, of Bellville, was held June 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Bellville High School 850 Schumann Rd. Bellville. Interment was at Richard Grove Cemetery, Bellville.

She passed away June 14, 2011 at her residence in Bellville.

Mrs. Georgia Mae Moore Reese was born the second child of the late Mr. Will and Juanita Moore on Oct. 17, 1917 in Austin County.

She attended school in Buckhorn and Sunny Stand. She confessed her religion in 1930 under the leadership of Rev. Stoddon at Samuel Chapel A.M.E., Buckhorn. Later, she moved her membership to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church were she remained a faithful member until her death.

In 1934, she united in marriage to L.D. Reese. She was a devoted mother to the four children born to that union; Genevia Brown (Houston), L.D. Reese, Jr. (Houston), Arthur Reese (Bellville) and Bonnie Mayes (Chappell Hill).

For many years she worked on a farm and then later at Prairie View A&M University for thirteen years. Her favorite song of worship was “Jesus is on the Main Line.”

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of sixty-four years, her only sister Willie Mae Newsome, one grandson Jerry Reese and one granddaughter Tracie Mayes. She leaves to cherish her memory her four children; Genevia, L.D., Jr. (wife Paula), Arthur (wife Elnora) and Bonnie (husband Eddie); Nineteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and fifteen great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home, 4010 Hwy 105 E, Brenham, TX., 979-251-8724,

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