Reba Louise Blevins, beloved mother of four and longtime Beckley resident, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the age of 81. She was born in Matoaka, West Virginia, on December 2, 1937, and attended Sophia High School and Beckley College. She was known for her caring, generous heart and cheerful demeanor, and she was a Christian whose faith increased with age. She was a Delegate to the 1980 Democratic National Convention and was Sweetheart of Beta Sigma Phi.
Reba was also respected for her work ethic. Her long, diverse work history included photographer at Stuart Photography, Salesperson at Rahall’s on Main Street, Manager of Harvey’s Fashions and Pikeview Manor Apartments, as well as Counter Manager of Este Lauder at Elder Beerman Department Store.
She was preceded in passing by her parents, William Clifton Sizemore and Wanda Leona Lawrence, brother Jack Russell Sizemore, and sister Wanda Joyce Pender. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children and their spouses: Gerald (Tabitha) Blevins of Elkhart, Texas; Rev. Gregory (Sarah) Blevins of Clarksburg, West Virginia; Brenda (Randy) Marion of Peachtree City, Georgia; and Timothy (Kaye) Blevins of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and her eight grandchildren: John Blevins, Susan Blevins, Spencer Marion, Thomas Marion, Simon Blevins, Sophia Blevins, Stephen Maxfield, and Patrick Maxfield. She was also a cherished matriarch to her large extended family of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Calfee Funeral Home, 800 S. Oakwood Ave., Beckley, WV, with Rev. Gregory Blevins officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. The family will greet friends from 11:00 am until the time of service.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.