Nova T. Devine
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Nova T. Devine
  • December 11, 1925 - January 27, 2017
  • Clarkson, Kentucky

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Mother was born December 11, 1925 in Owensboro, KY and passed away on January 27, 2017.
She moved to Louisville as a teen and married our father, Lester Devine, on January 27, 1945, when he returned after serving overseas in the Army during World War II. She worked in the home while her children were small and later worked at the Louisville Chair Company as a sewing machine operator until they closed. She sewed for a living most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Devine, in 1984.
She was also preceded in death by her best friend and bonus sister, Willa Mae Allen; her grandsons, Patrick Dale Phillips (Lisa), Shannon Lee McCauley and Michael Leonard Devine; sisters, Laura Lee and Maudie Jefferies; a brother, William Reeks; her mother Okie Elainey (McKinley) Reeks-Wilson; and father, Samuel Wesley Reeks.
Mom is survived by her son, Jerry Lee Devine (Cecilia Loraine); daughters, Anita Phillips Russell (Joey Nall) and Wanda Joyce Hamlet (Joseph Randall); grandsons, George Allen Phillips Jr. (Kathy), John Robert Phillips (Sandra), Michael Devin McCauley (Donna), William Allen Devine (Jackie), Robert Michael Devine (Jodie); granddaughters, Mary Lou Hamlet and JoAnn Hamlet; sister, Patty Richmond (Gary); brother, Joseph Reeks (Betty); and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
We will always be so proud to have been loved by such a wonderful mother. She was loved by so many. She has always kept her family close to heart.
Her funeral will be on Wednesday at 1pm at the Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Highway with interment following in Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1pm until 7pm and Wednesday from 10am until the time of service.
We couldn't begin to name everyone who was special to her life. Thank you to all her friends and family for the love and caring they continued to show. A special thank you to Mike Berry from the Shively Baptist Church for his consistent visits and prayers with our mother. She looked forward to those prayers. Mom, we miss you.