Jo Ann Teakell Reese, 76, of Molly Reese Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her residence.
Mrs. Reese was born August 21, 1941, in Hill County, Texas, the daughter of Katherine Putnam Teakell and the late Eunice William Teakell.
She was a clerical worker who had worked for Carolina Glove, and Alexander Truck & Equipment and Repair. She also was an independent truck driver, and had worked for Gaines Motor Lines. She retired from the Hiddenite Museum.
Jo Ann was a life long member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, was on the church council, and was a Sunday school teacher. She was definitely a full time Christian, who put others before herself. She loved being a homemaker, loved and adored her family. She loved her time spent at the Hiddenite Center. She was a lady who could do almost anything.
Including her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Leon Reese; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Reese; and a son, Russell Paul Reese.
In addition to her mother, those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Terry Reese Pittman and fiancé Michael Minish of Newton; two sons, Randall Leon Reese and wife Rhonda of Taylorsville, and Henry Keith Reese and wife Tracy of Newton; seven grandchildren, Joshua Paul Reese, Demetri Gatica, Heather Brown, Christina Summers, Katherine Reese, Staci Byrd, and Daphne White; three sisters, Sonya Wilks, Peggy Jones, and Brenda Taggart, all of Texas; and two brothers, Ray Teakell of Oklahoma, and Louie Teakell of Texas.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Pastor Andrew Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:45 p.m. prior to the service in the St. Luke Lutheran Fellowship Building.
Memorials may be made to: St. Luke Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 1364 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Reese Family.