Mr. Elvis Lee Reeves “But they that wait upon the
Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they
shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Funeral
services for Elvis Lee Reeves, 74, of Kilgore, TX, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10,
2015 at New Birth Fellowship
Church with Rev. Eric
Love officiating and Rev. Gary L. Walker as eulogist. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services.Elvis was born to Dorothy Manning and Richard “Buster”
Reeves on Thursday, December 14, 1940 in Kilgore,
Texas and grew up in the Steber
Grove Community. He departed this life on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Kilgore
Health and Rehab Center.Many affectionately knew him as
Jim Jack. He graduated at New Hope High School
and later attended Texas
College. Early in life he united with St John Baptist Church
and was known throughout the area for praising God gloriously in song. He enjoyed
singing and traveling with various male choruses and choirs. He later became a
member and deacon at Kilgore
where he served faithfully for over 30 years until his health failed.. He lent his
talents in many capacities as a soloist and member of the sanctuary choir,
director of the youth choir and church custodian; as well as performing carpentry
and plumbing to help maintain the church property.
His work career concluded with retirement in 2000 after decades with Getty Oil
Company which later became Texaco in 1984. He worked his way up to being one of
few blacks in a supervisory position at that time.His first marriage to Charlene
Rossum Reeves produced two children, Eddie and Pam. He later married Lillian
Reeves and twins were born, Christopher and Craig. His parents, brother, Glen
Reeves and sister, Brenda Fay Reeves preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory to his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Reeves of Kilgore,
TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Willie Williams of Kilgore, TX;
sons and daughter-in-law, Eddie Wayne and Diane Reeves of Dallas, TX;.
Christopher Reeves and Craig Reeves both of Lawrenceville, GA; brothers, Travis
Williams, Louis Ray Reeves and Richard Reeves all of Kilgore, TX; sisters and
brother-in-law, Carolyn and Richard Humphrey of Kilgore, TX; Carrie Reeves and
Eleanor Reeves both of Longview, TX; grandchildren, Ryan Reeves , Roland
Reeves, Ginger Orange and Synnamon Ferguson; three
a stepson, Keith Gilliam of Amarillo, TX and stepdaughter, Millicent Gilliam of Kilgore, TX ; five step grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives
a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Public viewing will be Friday, January 9, 2014, starting at noon until 7:30
p.m. at Victory Funeral Services. There will be no viewing at the funeral