Services for Eula Katherine Parker Duke Reeves will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2009 at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel with the Rev. Don Fletcher officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.
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Mrs. Reeves was born January 2, 1922 in Indianola, Miss. to Bealie and Mae Parker and died August 25, 2009 in Bossier City.
She and her family crossed the Mississippi River into Louisiana by ferry in 1927 after the great flood distroyed their home and farmland in Sunflower Co., Miss.
She has gone to live eternally with our heavenly Father. Her children feel blessed to have had such a loving Christian mother whose memory will give us joy and laughter to last a lifetime.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ray M. Duke; her second husband, James Reeves and her beloved older sister, Naomi Brewster.
Her survivors are son, Dennis Ray Duke and wife Glinda of Celina, Texas; daughters, Regina Pahal and husband Jim of Benton, Nelwyn Talley and husband Andrew of Shreveport, Paula Duke of Blanchard and Michele Johnson and husband Mark of Hosston. She is also survived by her sisters, Eloise Kellebrew of Sheraton, Ark., Grace Martin of Crossett, Ark., Frances Gregory of Bastrop and Peggy Mason of Balch Springs, Texas; brother, Malcolm Parker of Bastrop; 10 grandsons; four granddaughters; 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Red River Baptist Church in her honor.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30, 2009