Mary Elese Reece
Mary Elese Reece
  • August 31, 1919 - November 1, 2017
  • Acworth, Georgia

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Mary Elese Reece, age 98, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017. She was born in Rydal, GA, on August 31st, 1919 to the late James and Dessie Atkins Henson. Mrs. Reece was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church and she retired from Lockheed where she worked for over thirty years. Mary Reece loved to cook and entertain people. She was famous for her coconut cake and chicken salad sandwiches. She also loved her pets.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Reece; parents James and Dessie Atkins Henson; sister Elaine (Lee) Henson Darby; brothers J.W. Henson, James M (Evelyn) Henson Sr., Henry Colonel (Jeannette) Henson; and nephew Jim Darby. Mary Reece is survived by her brother Jack C (Peggy) Henson and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, from 6PM until 8PM, at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral service to honor the life of Mary will be held on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, at 2pm in the chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Ric Cadle officiating. Interment will follow services on Sunday November 5th, 2017, at Kennesaw Memorial Park.