Earlene Reaves, 97, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Ashland, died March 14, 2019, at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was a member of Miracle Temple Salt & Light Ministries in Lamar where she was a church mother and youth advisor. She was a former member of Mercy Temple Chuch of God in Christ. She provided childcare services in Benton County. She was a retired bus driver for Benton County UCAC Headstart.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home on March 22; and from 11 to 11:55 a.m. at Mircale Temple Salt & Light on March 23, with services at 12 noon. Bishop L.T. Mason will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She leaves her husband of 78 years, Walter Isaac Reaves of Collierville; nine children, Maude Williams of Ashland, James I. Reaves (Josephine), Charles K. Reaves, Imogene Williams (David), Murray Reaves (Joanne), all of Milwaukee, Wisc., Mary Lewis (Gerald) of Elgin, S.C., Maxine Reaves of Ashland, Perlene Haley of Collierville, Glen Reaves (Samantha) of Pearland, Texas; one sister, Lillie Mae Daugherty of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Willie B. Elliott (Willie Mae) of Detroit, Mich., Joseph Elliott of Memphis.; and 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann Mason and Anna Aldridge; and five brothers, Russell Hodges, John Elliott, Otis Elliott, Earl Elliott and James Elliott.