REESE, LELA B "BIG MA".
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Lela B. "Big Ma" Reese, age 104 of Bridgeport entered into eternal rest Sunday, March 9, 2014 at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Montgomery, AL to the late Rev. Willie S. and Mattie Coleman Briggs, Lela has been a resident of Bridgeport for the past fifty years. She was formerly employed as a chef for Paul and Joanne Woodward Newman. Her spiritual needs were met as a former member of the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church where she served on the Floral Ministry. Her husband Walter Reese predeceased her. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Pauline (Milton) Young; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, twelve great-great grandchildren; two nephews and a niece. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM at East End Baptist Tabernacle Church, 548 Central Ave., Bridgeport with Rev. Dr. C.L. Stallworth, Pastor, officiating. Interment will take Saturday 10:00 AM at Park Cemetery, Bridgeport. See www.mortonsmortuary.com.
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Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 12, 2014