RACINE - Major Reece Chambliss, age 62, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Major was born on April 26, 1951 in Meridian, Mississippi. He loved listening to the music of Johnny Cash, watching the Lawrence Welk show and polka. A participant in Wisconsins Special Olympics he competed in the wheelchair races. In the bowling competition he earned several medals. He loved going on outings, sitting outdoors and good food. Major is survived by a sister, Katherine; brother, James; niece, Nicole; nephew, Jordan; great -nieces, Nefertiti and Nyasia Wells; cousin, Robert and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie on March 30, 1998; aunts, Maseline and Annie Mae; great aunt, Maggie Buckley; uncles, Charlie and Major; and grandparents, Elizabeth and Charles Chambliss. Private services were held at the funeral home. To Majors extended family the staff of Southern Wisconsin Center, those past and present, a whole-hearted thank you for the love, kindness, care and dedication you bestowed upon Major. You knew him best. We further thank the staff of Wheaton Franciscans Intensive Care Unit for their care and compassion in Majors final days. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403 (262) 634-7888 Please send condolences to www.meredithfuneralhome.com
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Oct. 30, 2013