Opal Geneva Reeves “The Moose Lady”, age 63, of Alma died July 4th, 2017 after an extended illness. Opal was a native of Coffee County and the daughter of the late Richard Skinner and Emma Tucker Streat. Opal is also preceded in death by a grandson Heath Reeves, brother Jack Skinner, father in-law Bartow Reeves and her mother in-law Mazie Ellis.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years Donald Reeves Sr. of Alma, son Donald Reeves Jr. (Regina) of Alma, brother Richard “Bud” Skinner of Alma, sisters Lois Virginia Turner of Alma, Nellie Lee Streat of Nicholls, and Leana Mae Mercer of Axson, five grand children, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday July 8th at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with Rev. R.B. Gaskins and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Active pallbearers will be; Bradley Anderson, Vince Mahony, Robert Altman, Jeff Taylor, and Jimmy Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be; Jim Nipper, Sean Mahony, James Mahony, and Troy Jerrideau. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Friday night from 6-9 pm. Interment will follow in the Unity Baptist Church Cemetery.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.