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George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN

OBITUARY

Lela Mae Robinson Reaves

July 20, 1940June 22, 2020

Lela Robinson Reaves, 80 passed away on June 22, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Thursday June 25, 2020 at 11:30 am at Maple Springs Cemetery in Mercer, TN. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. Mrs. Reaves was born on July 20, 1940 in Madison County to the late Roy and Dolly Allen Byrum. She has been apart of this community her whole life. She ran a little country store for more than 40 years that served the Medon, Denmark, and Mercer area. If you ever needed anything , Lela was willing to help. If there is one thing to remember about Lela Mae it was her love for people. She never met a stranger, she could talk to anybody about anything especially the good ole days . Her favorite pastimes were visiting with her family and friends. She loved gardening, shopping flea markets and yard sales, she could not pass up a good bargain . Lela Mae will be missed by the family who loved her so much and by the community she helped for so long .

Other than her parents she was also preceded in death by: Late Gene Robinson ; and late Howard Reaves three sisters Hazel Byrum ,Caneteus Glen Bray, Adele Merryman Mrs. Reaves is survived by : Four children : Mary Ann Bond(Robert) , Debbie Morris (Neil ) , Carey Robinson ( Melissa) , Jason Robinson(Jessie ) Eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren Memorial contributions may be made to : Maple Springs Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

Memories

Lela Mae Robinson Reaves

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Sharon Lacy McBride

June 23, 2020

Mrs.Lela Mae ,Was a very sweet lady she would always let you get what ever you wanted at her store I remember when I was a kid we use to walk across the field just to get to the store to buy candy and if you didn’t have enough money she would say that’s ok baby get what you want.Oh my God the lady was so nice and sweet.And I remember that we shared the same birthday.She also name my sister daughter Tammy Lynn.Praying for the family!Sharon Lacy

Debbie Mokry

June 23, 2020

Dear family, I wanted to share a memory with you all. My mom, Laura Ann, looked forward to Aunt Lela’s call everyday. Sometimes she called mom twice a day. They would chat about the good ole days. Mom enjoyed chatting with her sister every day. When I would be on the phone with mom and call waiting would rIng in she would say, “It’s Lela Mae!” in her enthusiastic voice. I will never forget the love she showed my mom by brightening her up each day by calling her. Memories were made, and Aunt Lela will be missed. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Debbie Mokry

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY