Fred Tracy Reeves, age 74, died Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Madison.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 PM Friday at Beggs Funeral Home.
He was born October 12, 1936 in Leon County Florida. He was Executive Director with the State of Florida Justice Administrative Commission. He moved to Madison in 1968 coming from Tallahassee, Florida. He was a member of the Madison Lions Club, Linda Tippette’s Bible Study for 15 years, Elder in the Grace Presbyterian Church later joined Fellowship Baptist Church. He graduated Leon High School in 1955 and married in 1959. He was a graduate of FSU in 1963.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Reeves of Madison; 3 sons: Frederick Tracy “Freddy” Reeves Jr. (Vicki) of New Port Richey; Wesley Seay “Wes” Reeves of Madison; George Thomas “Tommy” Reeves of Madison; 1 daughter: Elizabeth Evelyn “Lynn” Reeves Hosseini (Sepehr) of Atlanta, GA; daughter-in-law Lisa Masters Reeves of Tallahassee; 5 Grandchildren: Sidney Nicole Lindsay of Orlando, Benjamin Ethan Hosseini and Joseph Cole Hosseinii both of Atlanta; Kayla Elizabeth Reeves and Abigayle Whitley Reeves both of Madison.
Big Bend Hospice invites you to a Mother’s Day Remembrance Service on Thursday, May 5th at 6:00 PM in the conference room of the Elaine C. Bartelt Hospice Center, located at 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, in Tallahassee. This special service will feature music, reflection and prayer and is open to the public at no charge. “Mother’s Day can be a particularly difficult holiday; there are greeting cards and commercials that serve as a constant reminder that your mother is no longer with you. It is a time of year that brings back your loss in a very real way,” said Wendy Vargo, a Grief and Loss Counselor at Big Bend Hospice. “This special time for reflection will allow those attending to remember their mothers in a special candle lighting service and find comfort and joy in their memories,” Vargo concluded. Again this year, attendees are invited to bring a photo of their loved one to display during the Service. Special children’s activities will be provided by the Caring Tree. Following the service, light refreshments will be served.
The first Mother’s Day Remembrance Service was held at Big Bend Hospice 6 years ago. “I appreciated that even though my Mother passed away many years ago, I can celebrate her life at this Remembrance Service,” said attendee Mary Powell. “I brought a framed photograph of her to last year’s service and it was really touching to see it displayed with photos of other mothers being remembered.”
Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community since 1983 with compassionate end of life care. The Big Bend Hospice grief and loss counselors are available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla county who is grieving. If you would like additional information about the service, please contact Connie Palmer at (850) 878-5310, X735 or email@example.com.