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Helen Marchman Reaves

1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Helen Marchman Reaves Obituary
REAVES Helen Marchman Reaves, age 91 of Jacksonville, FL went home to be with her Lord on May 2, 2014. She was born December 29, 1922 in Woodville, GA, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Marchman and Evelyn Lavada Chandler Marchman. She was raised and educated in Abbeville, GA, and continued her education in Jacksonville. Helen was an accomplished business owner, dedicated Christian woman, and most importantly the loving matriarch of her family. She enjoyed membership for over 40 years at North Jacksonville Baptist Church where she taught sixth grade Sunday School, and memberships with the Northside Business Leaders, the American Business Woman s Association, Women in Construction, Life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Helen loved ballroom dance. She was predeceased by her son John Reaves, Jr., her grandson William Shane Reaves, and her brothers Benjamin F. Marchman, Jr. and Thomas Marchman. Surviving are her children Marilyn Reaves Davis, Steven Ander Reaves, William Alan Reaves (Luvinie), and Lori Reaves Renfroe; also 15 grandchildren (8 spouses), 29 great grandchildren (2 spouses) and 5 great great grandchildren. Funeral services for Helen will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church, 1851 North Main St., Jacksonville, FL 32218 with Pastor Herb Reavis officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Jacksonville. Family members and friends will gather from 10:00 AM until the hour of service on Wednesday morning at the church. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from May 4 to May 6, 2014
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