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Lee Andrew (Tom) Reese

January 8, 1942 ~ March 8, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Lee Andrew Reese the son of Buster Henderson, Johnnie Reese, and Dimple Mae Parker in Tallapoosa County, Alabama on January 8, 1942.  He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and united with Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Cedar Grove Community, Alexander City, Alabama.  Later united with Seleeta Missionary Baptist Church, Alexander City, Alabama.  Mr. Reese moved to Sylacauga, Alabama and united with Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama until his wife took ill, then he later united with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama, where he served until his health started failing. 

Mr. Reese worked faithfully with Coca Cola and Nehi Bottling in Alexander City, Alabama.  Later he was employed with the City of Sylacauga where he retired. 

Along Lee’s life’s journey he met and united in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Nellie Mae Garrett.  Mr. Reese had a passion for fishing and playing cards.

On March 8, 2023, Lee A. Reese traded his earthly journey for eternal rest, reuniting with his wife of 27 years, Nellie Mae Reese, his parents, Buster Henderson, Johnnie Reese, and Mrs. Dimple Mae Parker, one stepson, Johnny Frank Williamson, seven siblings, Eddie Frank Reese, Worthy Parker, William P. (Anita) Reese, Lou Estella (Lomas) Borden, Emma Jean Crosby, Virginia Kimble, and Walter L. Henderson, Sr.

His love will forever be remembered by six children, Andrew Reese, Anthony Russell, Peggy Hutchins, Annette (Honest) Wright, Donnie Reese, and David Reese all of Alexander City, AL; three stepchildren, Dawn Shenell Ashley of Huntsville, AL, Cheryl (Kelvin) Thompson, and Shandall Shavette Welch both of Birmingham, AL; four sisters, Johnnie M. Shannon of Buffalo, NY, Waydean (Arthur) Bailey of Sylacauga, AL, Jill Duckett of Orlando, FL, and Patricia Spivey of Alexander City, AL; two brothers, Henry (Bettye) James Reese of Alexander City, AL, and Robert N. Henderson, Sr. of Sylacauga, AL; special friends, Dan Barkley and Willie Player; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and many friends.

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March 10, 2023

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
511 Edgewood Drive
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Celebration of Life
March 11, 2023

1:00 PM
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
401 West 10th Street
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Interment following funeral service
March 11, 2023

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
1501 Talladega HIghway
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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