March 7, 1930 - March 14, 2021
Jean Reese, 91, of Searcy, Arkansas was welcomed into heaven Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. She was surrounded by her daughters Rita, Tina, and Terri. To her family, she was a pillar of strength, grace, and faithfulness, influencing the lives of those blessed to be born into her family and those she welcomed like family. As the wife of a coach, she was a mother to teams of young men for decades, inviting them into her home and life as she raised her girls from the bleachers. She lost her husband, Bobby Reese, unexpectedly in 1980. The way she spoke of him and honored him throughout her life continues to teach her children and grandchildren to love their spouses like Christ loved the church. She always had a special smile when talking about Bobby. She was a nurturer of people and of gardens, loving to watch each grow, and served as a wealth of knowledge for family and friends on cooking and gardening. Her quiet example of looking after the needs of others will forever be cherished and passed on. She delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in a way that each of them could fiercely declare they were her favorite. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Flint and Lula Woodall and a brother, Lloyd Woodall of Kirby. She is survived by a sister, Twyla (Ray) Cook; sister-in-law, Sandra (Billie) Golden; daughters, Rita (Dennis) Fant, Tina (Randy) Tribble, and Terri (Eric) Camp; grandchildren, Katie (Nathan) Smith, Courtney (Blake) Hirscheider, Jake Tribble, Carson (Amanda) Fant, Zach Tribble, Luke (Amy) Tribble, and Anna (Zach) Bergan; and great-grandchildren, Griffin, Tucker, and Reese Smith, Lily, Jude, Evy, and Wyatt Hirscheider, Alice Jean and Edith Fant, and baby girl Tribble, soon to come. No amount of time with her would have been enough, and her family and friends are praising God because it doesn’t have to be. Jean spent her whole life getting to know Jesus, and those close to her are looking forward to the day that they see her again, standing with Bobby to welcome us all home. She finished the race and kept the faith. Funeral services will be held at West Side Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. A Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Sparrow's Promise, 208 E. Moore St, Searcy, AR 72143 or Henderson State University Reddie Basketball Team, Arkadelphia, AR. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
Jean Reese, 91, of Searcy, Arkansas was welcomed into heaven Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. She was surrounded by her daughters Rita, Tina, and Terri. To her family, she was a pillar of strength, grace, and faithfulness, influencing... View Obituary & Service Information
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