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Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Jun 30, 2018
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Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Jun 30, 2018
2:30 p.m.
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Nona Wofford Reeves
Aug 09, 1930 - Jun 09, 2018
Nona Wofford Reeves of Winston-Salem passed away peacefully June 9, 2018 in her home at Brighton Gardens. She was born August 9, 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Mary Ellen (Radcliffe) Wofford and the stepdaughter of Matthew Veal of Commerce, Georgia. She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women. She and her future husband, Don Reeves, met at a student retreat the spring of their senior year at college. (He attended Mercer.) They were married that summer on August 9, 1951. They first moved to Louisville, then Hopkinsville, Kentucky, then made their way to New York City. She and her husband then moved their family to Shawnee, Oklahoma before finally settling in Winston-Salem.

Mrs. Reeves was a very creative person and an avid quilter and her work was displayed at the Ashe County Arts Council. She loved working with children. She taught preschool for a number of years prior to being the principle teacher of a satellite program in Winston-Salem for the NC School for the Deaf. She was a member of The Wake Forest University Club. An active volunteer in the community, at Crisis Control and other nonprofits, Mrs. Reeves was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union and of Wake Forest Baptist Church. She loved to sing and on occasion joined the community performances of Handel’s Messiah. She and her husband filled their children with the love of holidays, creating many family traditions. The Reeves also had a home in Fleetwood Falls, NC. Always the adventurer, Mrs. Reeves would sometimes take off on her own to explore the mountain roads and towns. There they were members of West Jefferson First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Don Reeves, and daughter-in-law Lisa M. Reeves. She is survived by daughters Donna Jakob and husband Stephen; Nona Jo Reeves; sons, Charles Reeves; Howard Reeves and partner Anthony La Forgia; and James Reeves; one sister, Mary Frances Baker; one sister-in-law Sylvia (Reeves) Oakley; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th at Salem Funeral Home, 120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center at 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104 or online at www.splcenter.org.

Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
 
 
 
 
Condolences
Reginald Stocks
I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies. When we lose our dear loved ones it confirms that the time we spent with them was priceless and that they are truly irreplaceable. I’m sure this is a very difficult time for you. With that in mind, please know that you can draw comfort from our Heavenly Father. He’s promised that, very soon, he will address this issue. He will make death "no more” here on Earth and also bring back our loved ones that have already "fallen asleep" so we have a chance to be reunited with them (2Cor 1:3,4 Rev 21:3,4 John 5:28,29 & 1 Thess 4:14). These are promises that we can trust. Again, please accept my sincere condolences
 
 
Steve Cheatham
Nona was always an aunt I loved and enjoyed being around. I wish we had lived closer together so we could visit often. She and Don shared many of my values of how to live a life of purpose and love. Donna, Jo, Charles, Howard and James you have my deepest sympathy. Carry on with your mom's heritage. Love, Cousin Steve
 
 
Michael Adams
I knew Mrs Reeves taught me when I was in preschool at Burkhead United Methodist Church. I have 1978 picture of her with me and my twin bothers. She is wonderful person we knew her. I know that Nona was well loved and respected. She had great character and a big heart. We will see her again someday. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and families.
 
 
Bill Cheatham
Nona was my aunt. I remember her as love. She had 5 children. what a hand full. But always to me with a smile. I lost my my mother, her sister as a child and always wished and thought of her as my mother. We will all miss her but know that she goes to her reward.
 
 
Rachel Morton
2 Corinthians 1:3;4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". James 5:11; God "is very tender in affection (very compassionate) and merciful". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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