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Audrey Virginia Reives

November 20, 1929November 16, 2020

Audrey Virginia Lee Reives was born on November 20, 1929 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania to Robert Evedell Lee and Lucinda Mitchell Lee. She departed this life on November 16, 2020 at the age of 90. She had four siblings, Arnetha, Sylvester, Dorothy, and Vivian. She graduated from Monongahela High School in 1947, joined the United States Air Force and received an Honorable Discharge in 1952. She would later move to New York to attend business school and used her skills and talents in corporate America for many years. She was the first black female bank manager of Citibank in Bronx, NY. She was well respected among her colleagues for developing the standardized procedures for Citibank's ATM cards. She continued to excel in her professional career and rose to the rank of Branch Manager in White Plains, NY. On June 22, 1957, she married Bernard Richard Reives and they had two daughters, Paula Renee, and Diane Marie. They spent 49 happy years together, traveling and enjoying life until Bernard's passing in 2005. She was a member of Greater Union Baptist Church in Deland, FL, where she sang in the Golden Harvesters Senior Choir. Audrey is survived by two daughters, Paula Washington, and Diane Best (Levester), one sister Vivian Streete (Theodore) six grandchildren, Melodie Washington, Alexandra Fleming, John Wilson, Ashley Best, Bryant Best, Travis Rannie and five great-grandchildren, Anaya Davis, Aubrey Best, Elijah Powell, Olive Powell, and Jeremiah Powell, along with a host of extended family and friends. She loved God, lived a wonderful, vibrant life and will be fondly remembered for many years to come.

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Shawnda Joynes

November 25, 2020

As a child I always remember my Aunt Audrey having such a warm and gentle spirit. Her smile would light up any room and she always made a point to acknowledge me and make me feel loved. Our last time together was at my Cousin Jennifer's wedding. We laughed and talked and her warm embrace is one I will never forget. I love you and miss you dearly. May you Rest In External Peace.❤️

Therese Caruso

November 23, 2020

So sorry to hear! My mom and dad have been friends with Bernie and Audrey since mom went to HS with Bernie! Pinochle games were always fun I really missed them! We grew up with the Rieves family and I spoke to Audrey when Mom passed away last year. She was a wonderful woman full of life and always smiling! Praying for you all, my Godfather, Anthony, has been keeping me up to date. Hope to be there Wednesday!

Donna Williams

November 23, 2020

I Will always remember my conversations with Mrs. Reives before church started and our phone conversations. I will miss her loving spirit.

Leona Ward

November 20, 2020

I loved Mother Audrey as one would a “Mother”! She was good to me and I loved her.
She was a friend to the friendless and God used her mightily.
We would go out to eat, shopping for something that we already had and we really enjoyed each other. She will be missed in spirit and in the flesh but God will have new flowers in his garden, one by the name of Audrey.

Susan Seeley

November 20, 2020

The family of Anthony Iannone and Anthony would like to send our deepest sympathy in the passing of Audrey. I am writing this for my Dad who was a very dear friend of both Bernie and Audrey and will miss her dearly. At 90, my Dad still tells stories of the friendship that lasted through their lifetimes and was so very sad to hear of your Mom passing. God Bless and know that she is now rejoined with her husband and in God's hands.

Marjean Nealy

November 19, 2020

PRAISE be to GOD! I know Mom is happy to see all who proceeded her especially her dear husband. And her dear friends. I have to share when we first met through her daughter Diane my dearest friend and sister. Brought her to Florida to live. She still loved to travel. When Diane wasn't able to take Mom to Orlando airport.I was up next, and glad to do it. I picked Mom up at her assisted living facility. I pulled the car up to the front door, opened the car door and covered her head with my hand, then buckled her seat belt. We talked about life and living life. After all that we’d talked about she pushed that I needed to go back to finish my degree. Everytime we saw each other whether it was at hang out breakfast or,Holiday dinners, or rides to the airport, she would ask when was I going back to finish. I hated that she wasn’t able to make my graduation November 15. 2020 but I could hear her saying ”Yeah well ,when are you going for the next one?” I will remember your push ,your kind words and wisdom. I was PROUD to be your chauffeur daughter. Enjoy Heaven to the fullest!!!

Pamela Yarn

November 18, 2020

I met Aunt Ree through my mother Albertha’s Howell. When aunt Ree joined the church my mother attended they became the best of friends. They loved the Casino which was the hot rock in Tampa Florida. I would take them Quite often. My sister Sophronia and I will cherish the fun memories of all of us together. I know Aunt Ree and mom are back together again in Heaven laughing and talking. May she Rest In Peace. Sincerely Pam and Phronia

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