Gertrude W. Reeves

May 3, 1934April 6, 2018

Gertrude Wilson Reeves, 83, of Little Rock, departed this life on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Hospice Home Care. She was born on May 3, 1934 in Reydel, AR., to William F. and Clara Caradine who preceded her in death. Mrs. Reeves was baptized in August 1947 at the age of thirteen at Old Cannan Baptist Church in Reydel, AR. She later joined First Missionary Baptist Church where she was an active and faithful member for fifty-one years, having served as Director of Baptist Training Union, Senior Choir, Sunday School Teacher, President of the Mission Society and Mother’s Board. She served twenty plus years as Vice President of Little Rock City Mission and six years on the Sweet Home / Wrightsville Sewer Utility Board as Secretary. After receiving her GED in 1973, she furthered her education at Shorter College in North Little Rock, AR. Mrs. Reeves worked thirty plus years for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital as a Dietetic Technician. After her retirement in 1997 from the VA, she went on to work for the Kroger Company as an office clerk for fourteen years.

Mrs. Reeves was a loving and caring Mother, she is survived by her children, Nadine Redwood of Little Rock, AR., Gary Wilson (Lillie) of Lancaster, TX and JoAnn Wilson of Carrollton, TX. Sister, Wilhelmina Caradine of Little Rock, AR., Brothers Charles D. (Helen) Caradine, Sr. of Little Rock, AR., and William (Taheedah) Caradine of Jackson, MS; Great Aunt Florine Rollins of Fresno, CA. Five grandchildren Terrale (LaQuetta) Wilson of Desota, TX, Issa (Angela) Wilson of McKinney, TX., Ra’Shan Wilson of Lancaster, TX., Jason Wilson of Atlanta, GA and Alexis (Deshmond) Reed of Midlothian, TX; eight great-grandchildren, Na’Diya Wilson, TerQuerie Wilson, Issac Wilson, Kingston Wilson, Grayson Reed, Terry Rhodes, Jeremy Rhodes and Kelly Sanders; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was also preceded in death by her husband’s Luther B. Wilson and Bennett Reeves. Visitation will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th Street in Little Rock from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Funeral Services are 11:00 am Saturday, April 14, 2018 at First Missionary Baptist Church 7th and Gaines Street in Little Rock. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Alexander, AR.


  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Committal Saturday, April 14, 2018

Gertrude W. Reeves

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Clinton Sanders

April 13, 2018

I remember Mrs Reeves as a thoughtful, kind, helpful, cheerful, respectful, humble Christian woman who was always willing to help anyone. She loved her family, her church and people in general and easily demonstrated that love.
I will always remember her kindly and cherish having come in contact with her.
I pray for unity and strength in the Lord for the entire family.

Paula Jordan

April 11, 2018

I want to send my love and prayers for ease, comfort as well as peace during this time. I know Aunt Gertrude is whole and resting in our Lord’s presence.
Many blessings to you all.