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June 13, 1943 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Celebrating the Life of Amos Reese
Amos Reeves was born to the union of the late Mr. John Calvin Reeves Sr. and Mrs. Carrie Lee Walker Reeves on June 13. 1943, in Crawford County Georgia. He was the tenth of eleven children. He was educated by the Crawford County School System. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at an early age at Olive Groove Baptist Church.
He was a true Georgia native, deeply connected to his roots and community he called home. Some of his early occupations were working at Martha Mills in Thomaston, Ga and the most daring job was fearlessly navigating the hidden by ways of Georgia, running moonshine under the moonlit skies. Well he eventualy left those days behind, they added an extra layer of adventure to his already colorful life.
He moved to Detroit, MI in 1968 and was employed for at Firestone Steel in Wyandotte,MI as a manager of trades making those machines sing in harmony. One of his greatest passions was working on automobiles in his yard. He had a knack for working wonders on cars. Among his other joys in life was the exhilaration of riding motorcycles. The open road ahead were the perfect companions to his adventurous spirit. No road was too long for him to travel. They called him a master mechanic and rightly so. He could swap out a car engine quicker than a draw in a show down. But as life rolled on, he shifted gears, hitting the trail of trucking. For 25 more years, he rode the highways for Industrial Materials in Romulus, MI. After a long and successful career in trucking his dedication and hard work were evident in everything he did. His retirement marked a well-deserved respite from a lifetime of tireless effort. He also possessed remarkable gardening skills that were nothing short of extraordinary. His green thumb was a testament to his dedication, patience, and deep love for nurturing nature's beauty.
Beyond his hobbies and career, he was more affectionate known as "Shaky", by his friends. He was a good person and loyal friend. He eventually found love and tied the knot with Reta Thompson, and their union bore a daughter before her passing in 1995. In his later years, he reunited with his dear companion, Ronda Wiggins.
Amos departed from this earthly life on August 26.2023. He leaves behind a loving family to celebrate his memories: Son Joe Raines proceeded in death: Son Marvin Searey (Racheal Searcy) of Columbus Ga. Son Jermond Wiggins of Atlanta Ga.; Daughter Kathleen Reeves of River Rouge, MI. And bonus daughters Natica Carter, Savon Coleman, Michelle Emmanuel. Grand Children: Aneeka Raines, Chloe Raines, Joey Raines, Quedarius Searcy, Demareus Searcy, Marvin Seares Jr., Keilan Carter, Jamar Coleman; Great granddaughter Jaylah Searcy who will all forever cherish the memories they created together. Loving sister, Margaret Howard; Siblings that proceeded in death; John Calin Reeves, Jr., Linwood Reeves, Isaac Reeses, Annette Blasingame: Mattie Blasingame, Henry Reeves, Louise Young, and Arthur Preston, Jr. He leaves behind a host of cherished nieces and nephews. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.
As we say goodbye to Amos, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives and the passion with which he lived each day. May his spirit inspire us to embrace life's simple pleasures and live each moment to the fullest, just as he did.