Jean Reeves Cantey
February 12, 1929 – February 7, 2019
Jean Reeves Cantey, 89, a resident of Mathews, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cantey; son, Harry Cantey; mother, Ruth Reeves and brother, Don Reeves. She is survived by her daughter, Mickie Cantey. Also surviving her are her nephews and their families, Jimmy and Lisa Reeves, Jay and Sandy Reeves; sister-in-law, Zara Cantey Grace and beloved Cantey nieces and nephews. The devotion of a special nephew, Rich Pirsig, was especially appreciated in the past few weeks. Jean is remembered for her strength, honesty, generous spirit, wit and her wonderful banana pudding, that was enjoyed by many. She was a faithful member of Pine Level Baptist Church.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Leak Memory Chapel, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 1:30pm at Leak Memory Chapel. Burial will follow at The Tompkins Cemetery in Shopto, Alabama. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Reeves, Jay Reeves, Tim Cantey, W.D. Cantey, Jr.,Rich Pirsig, Marty Trawick, David Abernathy, Rob Abernathy and Beau Yarborough. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Pine Level Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Pine Level, Alabama 36069, or to one’s favorite charity.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cantey; son, Harry Cantey; mother, Ruth Reeves and brother, Don Reeves.
She is survived by her daughter, Mickie Cantey. Also surviving her are her nephews and their families, Jimmy and Lisa Reeves, Jay and Sandy Reeves; sister-in-law, Zara Cantey Grace and beloved Cantey nieces and nephews.
- Jimmy Reeves, Pallbearer
- Jay Reeves, Pallbearer
- Tim Cantey, Pallbearer
- W.D. Cantey Jr., Pallbearer
- Rich Pirsig, Pallbearer
- Marty Trawick, Pallbearer
- David Abernathy, Pallbearer
- Rob Abernathy, Pallbearer
- Beau Yarborough, Pallbearer
- Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, February 10, 2019
- Burial Sunday, February 10, 2019
Jean Reeves Cantey
February 12, 2019
You were such a sweet and precious lady. I have had the privilege of knowing and being friends with you,
since 1974, when Mickie and I roomed together at Troy. I remember you and Jack taking us out to dinner
at "Nelson's on The Lake". That was always a fun time, and gave us a Break from that Dining Hall Food !
I always enjoyed my times with you and Jack. Mickie and I lived with you, why we were looking for our first Jobs, after Troy. Your meals were always so good, and maybe way back then, I did not show you how much I enjoyed, and I appreciated your wonderful meals, and your wonderful Banana Pudding !
You made one, just for me, to take back to Birmingham, when you heard how much I loved Banana Pudding !
We will all miss your being with us on this Earth, but we know where you are. We know you are with Jesus in Heaven, and also with your beloved Jack, and your son, Harry.
Mickie, your precious daughter, will miss you most of all.
I will always love you "Miss Jean". Happy Birthday in Heaven, you sweet and precious person.
Love you always,
Susan Harper Mooresmith