Shirley Sue Reece

July 1, 1944February 13, 2018

Shirley Sue McKibben Reece of Odessa, TX returned to her heavenly home February 13, 2018. Her unwavering faith in God supported her while she fulfilled her purpose on earth and ultimately gave her peace and an eternal home in Heaven. Shirley was born July 1, 1944 in O’donnell, Texas to the late Frances St. Patrick and Lottie Evelena Kirkland McKibben. She was blessed with a large and loving family. She married Archie Reece, June 10, 1960. Together they raised four beautiful daughters. Shirley was a homemaker and daycare owner. Her children and grandchildren were her passion and delight. She was a loving wife, nana, mother, sister, and friend. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.

Shirley is survived by Archie; her daughters and son-in-laws, Carla and Darryl Pradon, Jennifer and Bret Bourland, Amye and Jim Cotton, Tiffani and Colby Buss; her grandchildren Taylor Hill and fiancé Heather Miller, Alison and Denver Pradon, Jarret Cotton and fiancé Morgan McAnelly, Tuesdee and Derek Pradon, Justen Cotton, Brock Bourland, Kai, Kail and Kinli Sanchez, Kamren Buss, and Great-Granddaughter Addisyn Hill. She is also survived by her brother Jerry McKibben.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, her son Richard Reece, her brothers, Pat, Warren, Don, Joe and Tommy McKibben, her sisters; Opal Belt, Frances Mathews, Joyce Ware, Addie Triola, Tricia Williams, Ruby Griffith, Mary Lynn Rowe and Kay Diller, and grandson Brody Bourland. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00a.m. Sherwood Church of Christ in Odessa. Burial will follow in Tahoka, Texas at 3:00p.m. Pallbearers are Taylor Hill, Denver Pradon, Jarret Cotton, Derek Pradon, Justen Cotton, Brock Bourland, Kai Sanchez, and Kail Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers are Kinli Sanchez, Kamren Buss, and Addisyn Hill. Shirley can rest in peace. She had now come to the time for which she lived. This is not the end, but the beginning. Our comfort lies in the truth. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord”. Rev. 14:13


  • Visitation Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 17, 2018

Shirley Sue Reece

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Holly Fields

February 19, 2018

I'm so very sorry to hear that Shirley has passed from this life. A great deal of my childhood was spent with the Reece family and I have many fond memories of the time I spent with them. Tiffani, Archie, Amye, Carla and Jennifer, you all are in my thoughts and in my heart during this time.

Laurala White Kesler

February 16, 2018

I love you mamma Shirley!

Laurala and Shawn Kesler

February 16, 2018

I can't express enough sympathy to aunt Shirley's family... She was always mamma Shirley to me... A second mother my whole life. Almost every memory I have included her uncle Archie and their 4 girls. I am so sorry I cannot be there in person to say goodbye and hug each and every one of you. My husband... Shawn and I had the pleasure of video chatting w her on Saturday before her passing. She was so happy and proud of all the pictures of her children.. Grandchildren and great grandchild....she showed us all of them. She was her usual happy loving funny self. I'll cherish that time the rest of my life. She will forever be in my heart!! Our love and prayers are with all of you. I'm truly sorry for your loss!! Love always... Laurala and Shawn Kesler.

Lynn Whisenhunt

February 16, 2018

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

February 16, 2018

A lovely lady and friend. Gregg and Mavely

Angela Grooms

February 15, 2018

Aunt Shirley was an amazing woman, I am truly sorry I will not be able to say goodbye in person. I am reassured by the knowledge that she is in a better place and will be waiting to welcome those of us coming after with love.

Bentley & RayeAnne Hawley

February 15, 2018

Shirley was such a fun person and a true friend. She will always hold a special place in our memories and in our hearts. Prayers and love to Archie and the rest of the family.

Nila Kelley

February 15, 2018

MY thoughts and Prayers to the Recee's and the McKibben's. she was a great friend and we had made contact in the last few years. God Bless her and her family. Nila Kelley/Ozona, Texas

Scotty Autry

February 14, 2018

My deepest condolences to uncle Archie and all the girls! You are all in our prayers! Aunt Shirley will be deeply missed by many and forever in my heart and on my mind!