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Patricia Reeves

Patricia Reeves

Saturday, June 10th, 1939 - Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
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On Tuesday, April 27th 2021, the magnificent Patricia Ann Reeves made her transition 44 days shy of her 82nd birthday. She was born June 10th 1939 in Chicago at 8:40 PM to her loving parents, Johnnie Odell Simmons from Mexia, Texas and Edward Board from Hawesville, KY. Patricia started her glorious journey on Dearborn Ave, in the Bronzeville neighborhood with her wonderful family of six siblings, and her maternal grandmother “Granny” Sallie Simmons. She adored her only brother and the oldest Board, Johnny. Patricia loved her sisters Marion Ellis, Julia Etta Hill, Stella Price, Cornelia “Connie” Hawes, and Yvonne E Jackson. All of her loving family have made their transitions.

Patricia attended Colman Elementary School and went on to the historic Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School. After graduating in January 1957, Patricia started working for the RR Donnelley Company where she met some of her best, lifelong friends. She really enjoyed and always spoke fondly of learning and earning in her young career.

Introduced by a friend of her sister, she fell in love and married her husband Michael Stanley Reeves on June 27th 1959. Although her husband known as “Mickey” Reeves graduated from DuSable three year prior, they had not met in high school. Off on a football scholarship at Iowa state University, it was not until 1959 after returning from Ames, IA they were introduced by Mickey’s friend, John Hawes who was dating Patricia’s sister Connie.

Patricia and Michael were baptized on the same day, June 25th 1959, two days before their wedding and became active members of the Church of Christ.

After Michael was enlisted into the Army at Fort Hood. Texas. The newlyweds spent the next year near Killeen, Texas. Upon finishing his military service, they returned to Chicago to start their family. In 1960 the couple experienced agony by the death of their first child who was still born at full term. Patricia even in her elderly years lamented on the pain of the loss; but always followed by describing the joy and ecstasy of having a healthy boy, Michael Dennis on December 10th 1961. The family was blessed again with a beautiful daughter, Michelle Ann born September 3rd 1966.

Patricia became homemaker and mother extraordinaire… volunteering, serving, and pushing for excellence. She helped to propel her husband’s career and her children’s success in school and life. Definitely, the tool belt wearer in the family, she was heavily involved in the PTA at Horace Mann Elementary and the Parents Council at Lake Forest Academy.

One of her greatest joys was being a consummate grandmother to her three grandchildren Dominic Anthony Twine (deceased), Daily Michelle Reeves Twine, and Dale River Twine.

Pasty, as her brother John called her, was very talented, expressing her artistic persona through interior design, sewing, and modeling. She was a Cleo Johnson Model and was a perennial model in the AB&I Fashion Extravaganza in the late nineties. She had a passion for designing and making clothes. In her high school senior yearbook, she was featured on the Models Show Simplicity’s Best page in the lower center with the caption “An outfit suitable for school or a coke date” worn by model Patricia Board. She was also in the Dance Club and the White-Collar Club and a Library Assistant at DuSable. Combining her love of dance and modeling, Pat was an avid roller skater. She overcame challenges in life with a resolve to do things her way.

As a beacon of love, she will be missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Cage Memorial Chapel
    Address
    7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60649
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 |
    When
    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
    Location
    Mt. Greenwood
    Address
    2900 W 111th St
    Chicago, Illinois 60655
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Cage Memorial Chapel
    Address
    7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60649
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    Notes
    Wake: 10:00 AM

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Posted at 05:45pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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