Norma Jean Reece

Norma Jean Reece, 78, of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home, on Friday October 5, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel. A private graveside service will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Norma was born on September 5, 1934, to Vernie and Velma Horner in San Angelo, TX. She married the love of her life on June 4, 1949, in Coleman, TX. Norma was a loving and devoted wife of 63 years, the best Mom in the world, as well as a loving Grandmother and great Grandmother. She enjoyed teaching piano and voice for many years and was a member of The Music Teachers Association. She was an excellent cook and won many awards for "The Best Pecan Pie in Texas", during her many years as a member of The West Texas Pecan Association. Norma's biggest hobby was gardening. She had a green thumb and enjoyed watching God's nature at work. She would sit for hours watching the hummingbirds and marvel at the wonder of it all. She was an amazing woman that strived to look at only the positive in each and every circumstance. On any given day, if you asked her how she is doing, her response was one simple word - "PERFECT". Such a gentle and loving person that loved not only her family but also her life long friends. She had a servant's heart and loved being able to help for many years with The Cerebral Palsy Center, hosting an annual fishing-BBQ event with her loving husband at "Reece's Pond". Norma invited Jesus Christ into her heart at the age of 12 years old and walked with him daily, until her passing. She did not only talk the talk, but walked out her faith everyday. When she became ill, she was unable to attend church, so her family began having home church each and every Sunday. Of course she took great joy in leading the singing. Survivors include her husband, Boyd Reece; daughters, Pam Reece, Linda Williams and husband, Don; grandchildren Julie Byrne, Alex Byrne and wife, Sherrill, Robin Poole and husband, David; great-grand- children, Alyssa Byrne, Kayla Byrne, Mason Wallace, Caiden Reece, Kambel Reece, and Carter Poole; son-in-law, Tommy Byrne; daughter-in-law, Tonya Reece; and her special adopted daughter, Rue Landon. She is preceded in death by her son, Barry Reece; daughter, Brenda Byrne; her parents; and two brothers, Ross and Vernie Horner. Honorary pallbearers will be Alex Byrne, Don Williams, Tommy Byrne, Earl Sealmon, Bill Chrane, James Harrington, David Poole, Caiden Reece, Paul Carpenter, and Rex Pollard. Many thanks to Hospice of Midland, Mary Wallace and family, Brother Wallace and Home Instead for their loving care of our love one. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , 4400 N. Big Spring Ste 32, Midland, TX 79705; and Hospice Midland, PO Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at:

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Oct. 5, 2012