Mrs. Eloise Maye Reese was born in Sumter County, Georgia on April 22, 1935 to the parentage of the late Mr. Lewis Maye and the late Mrs. Lula Scott Maye. She received her education in the public school system of Webster and Sumter Counties. At an early age, she joined the Zion Hope Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir. Later she moved her membership to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia under the leadership of Rev. Daniel Simmons.


           She was the last of seven siblings. She is preceded in death by two son, Charles Maye and Julius Reese and her siblings, Jennie Engram, Arthur Maye, Jewel Bivins, Tommy Maye, Gladys Banks, Leris Pace and Evelyn Idlette.


           She leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter, Pastor Diane Powell; son-in-law, Eddie Powell; seven grandchildren, Anthony Wilson, Courtney West, Demetrius Taylor, Quontysha Brown, Jason Porter, Brandie Powell and Chiquitta Powell; a host of great grandchildren; nieces & nephews that was raised with her as sisters and brothers, Mary Gordon, James Smith, George Bivins, Christine Banks, Jewell Little, Susan Banks, Ernestine Engram and Curtis Bivins; other nieces & nephews who she loved, Harold Bivins, Annie Batiste, Jean Mitchell, Calvin Maye, Alfred Pace, Sonny Maye, Robert Maye, Annie Pace, Pastor Johnny Maye, Eugene Maye, Eva Hawkins, Charles Maye, Louise Maye Anthony, Mary Idlette and Ruby Jean Idlette; one sister-in-law, Barbara Hoover; cousins other relatives and friends also survive










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