Dorothy Reeves
Dorothy Reeves
  • June 14, 1920 - December 24, 2017
  • Paris, Texas

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Dorothy Dawson Reeves, 97, a lifetime resident of Paris, Texas died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Brentwood Terrace. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Covenant Christian Church with pastors Steve and Diana Russell officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bright-Holland Funeral Home; burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves was born June 14, 1920 in Paris to George P. Dawson and Nettie A. Patterson. She attended Paris schools and graduated from Paris High School. She was active throughout her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, career woman and community leader. As a young woman Dorothy was employed as a buyer and manager for Ayers Dept. store. She later joined Citizen’s State Bank (later Paris Bank of Texas and BankAmerica) where she retired as a vice president after 16 years of service. After eight years of retirement, she returned to banking and was employed by First National Bank and Peoples Bank where she again retired in 2000. She was an active member of First Christian Church where she served as a deacon; and later, a founding member of Covenant Christian Church. She served on the Salvation Army board, numerous United Way campaigns, and was active in forming the Paris Chapter of AARP. Dorothy also enjoyed her membership in the Green Thumb Club, was an avid gardener and a chapter member of the Paris Bass Club. Dorothy was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and was awarded lifetime membership for her service. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow W. Reeves, her parents, and her four brothers George Dawson, Jr., A.L. Dawson, Jack Dawson, and Bill Dawson. She is survived by a son, Eddie Reeves and wife Judy, a daughter Kay Hill and husband T.J., grandchildren Shawn Reeves and wife Michelle, Shannon Reeves and wife Susan, Jeff Hill, Steve Hill and wife Linda, Kim Poteet and Toni Long, great-grandchildren Lauren Matthews, Cory Reeves, Taylor Poteet, Jackson Reeves, Julie Kate Reeves, Ellie Reeves, Zachary Long, Wesley Hill, Finley Hill, and Ana Barrett-Hill. Dorothy is also survived by great-great grandchildren Kasen Matthews, Kye Mathews and many, many wonderful friends and former co-workers. Memorials in Dorothy’s honor may be given to the Covenant Christian Church building fund.