H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel

1157 Old Canton Road Ne, Marietta, GA


William "Billy" Emun Reese

November 27, 1928January 2, 2020

​William “Billy” Emun Reese, age 91, was born in College Park Georgia in 1928 and passed away on January 2, 2020 after a long illness. He lived his entire life in metro Atlanta graduating from Russell High School in 1945. He retired in 1991 from Trust Company of Georgia after a 43 year career. ​He attended East Point Presbyterian Church throughout his lifetime serving as a church elder. He served in the U. S. Army in the 1950’s. He was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed listening to and playing music, movies of the 30’s and 40’s, and travels to Savannah, Georgia embracing its culture, cuisine and rich history. ​He was preceded in death by his parents John Palmer and Anna Silverberg Reese and brother-in-law R. Loring Blackstone. He is survived by his sister Louise Reese Blackstone, niece Lisa Blackstone Fahey (Greg), nephews Rick Blackstone and Larry Blackstone (Julie), great nephews Matt and Chris Blackstone and Michael Fahey (Lisa) and great niece Kate Blackstone. ​The family will receive guests between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at H. M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill in Marietta. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 12 noon following the visitation. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation to the charity of your choice.


  • John Palmer Reese, Father (deceased)
  • Anna Silverberg Reese, Mother (deceased)
  • R. Loring Blackstone, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Louise Blackstone, Sister
  • Lisa Fahey (Greg), Niece
  • Rick Blackstone, Nephew
  • Larry Blackstone (Julie), Nephew
  • Matt Blackstone, great-nephew
  • Chris Blackstone, Great-Nephew
  • Michael Fahey (Lisa), Great-Nephew
  • Kate Blackstone, Great-Niece


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020


William "Billy" Emun Reese

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Sandra McGowen

January 7, 2020

Billy was such a quite, sweet, kind, Southern gentleman with an abundance of talent and intelligence. It was a pleasure to have known him. May he now rest in peace .
My thoughts, prayers, and sincere condolences are with the family.

Rick and Susan Holcombe

January 5, 2020

We so enjoyed Billy, whom we were fortunate to know as an interesting and delightful friend. He was one of the many devoted worshippers at East Point Presbyterian Church, who thankfully we spent time with and who inspired us deeply! RIP, Billy. Our condolences to the family. We are praying for God's comfort and peace to surround you.

Joe & Barbara McAlister

January 4, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Louise and the rest of the family. Billy was such a kind man and will be missed. We have fond memories of all our years worshipping together at East Point Presbyterian Church.
Joe and Barbara McAlister