Geneva Kerley Reeves, 79, of McGrady passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Stony Fork Baptist Church in Deep Gap, with the Rev. Phillip Woodring, the Rev. Vernon Eller and the Rev. Richard Cox officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Reeves was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Alexander County to William Tate Kerley and Mary Jane Estep Kerley. She was a hairdresser. Mrs. Reeves was a member of Stony Fork Baptist Church. Geneva was a lady of faith who loved her family and had a passion for cooking and gardening.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Regina Rose Spears, two sisters and five brothers.

She was survived by her husband, Thomas Leon Reeves of the home, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019; four daughters, Freda Cox and husband, Richard, of McGrady, Sandra Miller and husband, Casey, of Deep Gap, Lesia Sanwald and husband, Mark, of Taylorsville and Smiley Greene and husband, Mike, of Deep Gap; a son, William Carl Spears and wife, Angela, of Conover; two stepsons, Fred Reeves of Zepher Hills, Fla., and Brent Reeves and wife, Michelle, of Floral City, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Kerley Lyttle and husband, Charlie, of Clayton; and two brothers, Troy Kerley and wife, Sherrill, of Lenoir and Dewey Ray Kerley and friend, Pam, of Hickory,

Flowers will be accepted.

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