Effie May Bishop Reece
October 4, 1920 ~ October 12, 2010
Resided in: Asheville, NC
EFFIE MAE BISHOP REECE ASHEVILLE – Effie Mae Bishop Reece, 90, of Asheville, NC went home to be with the Lord on 12 October, 2010. She was born on October 4, 1920 in Asheville to James Henry Bishop and Kezia "Kezie" Mae Brooks Bishop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Wallace Reece; both parents; step-mother, Lillie Austin Bishop; brother, Arthur Bishop; sisters, Mamie Bishop Lyerly, Flora Parker, and Lucille Penland, all from the Asheville Area. She is survived by two sons, Larry & Kenneth Reece and their wives, Brenda and Retha, from Leicester and Fairview respectively; two sisters-in-law, Iona Reece Carland and Mabel Case Bishop and one brother-in-law, Philip Penland; four grandchildren, Sharli Reece of Candler, Jeffrey Reece of Taylors, SC, Jennifer Reece Combs of Asheville, and Melanie Reece Sellers with husband Johnathan of Fairview. Six great-grandchildren loved her dearly and will miss her; Kaitlyn, Alexandra, and Emma Sellers, Reece Combs, and Xzavier and Adam Reece. In addition she leaves numerous nieces and nephews. Although having worked many years, she loved keeping home for her family and was a long-time member of Bent Creek Baptist Church over 55 years, where she was the secretary for her Sunday School class until her health prevented regular attendance. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday 16 October, 2010 in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Bridges officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with a Forest Lawn Cemetery Graveside service to follow the funeral service. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.