Betty Reeves Annas
January 30, 1932 – August 29, 2018
HICKORY— Betty Reeves Annas, 86, of Hickory passed away peacefully at Catawba Regional Hospice on August 29, 2018. Born Betty Louise Harris in Catawba County, on January 30, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Ethel Fox Harris. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Dean Reeves; brothers Leonard Harris and John Dolan Harris and his wife Barbara and a step-son Steven Lynn Annas. A charter member of Crossroads Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and other church activities. Betty loved the lord and expressed it daily in her life. She wrote many many cards, called many people to tell them about the Lord, she loved to encourage and help people in any way she could. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Dyke Annas of the home; a daughter Cathy McCaslin (David) of Hickory; sons James Ray Brewer (Kathy) of Hickory and Dr. Harold Dean Reeves II (Christie) of Fort Mills, SC; step-son Michael Lee Annas (Karen) of Winston-Salem; grandchildren Todd McCaslin, Autumn Reeves, Kaitlyn Brewer, Peyton Brewer, and Leanne Engle (Ricky); great grandchild Calen Engle; Step-grandchildren Brittany Annas, Nancy Annas Redinger ; sister-in-law Becky Little and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:45pm at Crossroads Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Crossroads Baptist with Reverend Chris Huffman and Reverend Shawn Milburn officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Memorial gifts may be made to Crossroads Baptist Church, 2288 Zion Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.
Crossroads Baptist Church
2288 Zion Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
- VISITATION Sunday, September 2, 2018
- FUNERAL SERVICE Sunday, September 2, 2018
- BURIAL Sunday, September 2, 2018
Betty Reeves Annas
September 2, 2018
Our precious Betty now resides with our Lord she so lovingly served her entire life. And, to me, I truly loved reading the Bible her life stood for. Out of the blue one day, Betty called me. It was one of the hardest times of my life. That was 2013. I hung on to every word!!! Bless her soul to care enough about someone like me to call.
Betty, to me, was like a Mother Teresa! Thank you God for allowing me to know her!!!! Betty, sweet darling, you will be profoundly missed. With tears, I bid you so long for awhile.
Etta (DeHart) Webster
August 31, 2018
A tremendous loss for family and a host of other friends and lives she touched! One of them was me. Betty always had a minute to listen, to pray and to encourage me in my spiritual and life journey. When I think of her, I see a sweet smile and hear a soft voice.... she was so beautiful and full of grace. When I think of all the godly women in my past, Betty stands out as one of the finest I had the pleasure to know and love.
August 30, 2018
Family and friends, I am so saddened to hear of this great loss. I have far too many great memories to share but I have one thing that has always stuck with me and that memory is that when my father tragically died when I was 7 years old, Betty was the first person to visit my mom. My mom and Betty were both pregnant together, Betty with my long time friend, Dean and my mom with me. Betty was the best friend anyone could ever have.
May God grant you all the peace only He knows how to give.