Mrs. Marie Ruth (Whitehurst) Reyes, age 72, of Villa Rica passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020. She was born on Sunday, March 14, 1948.
Survivors include her beloved husband, John Allen Reyes, Sr. of Villa Rica; three daughters and one son with their spouses. Lelonia and Randy Williams of Atlanta, Shawntie Reyes of Bowdon, Gina Reyes of Cartersville; John Allen Reyes, Jr. and Jenny Reyes of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; three sisters and their spouses, Katie and Thomas Conine, Gladys and Johnnie Stiles, Florence (Flo) Hall; twelve grandchildren, Kelsey Reyes, Savannah Williams, Madison Williams, Malik Prothro, Cameron Prothro, Makayla Prothro, Chis Mimbs, Billy Reyes, Justin Reyes, David Reyes, Brianna Reyes; Alex Carlson; eight great-grandchildren, Jaydynn Kimbell, Enzo Reyes, Colton Reyes, Cameron Reyes, Caroline Mimbs, Jack Mimbs, Kaleigh Reyes, Jade Reyes.
Marie/Nanny’s children and her grandchildren were her whole world, along side her beloved husband. She loved and protected them all.
John gave Marie the most beautiful life, with unconditional love, adoration, respect and lots of laughter and happiness, and she to him. Their pure love transcends time and they will forever be together. Soul Mates of the truest kind.
There is nothing in this world more real or true than our mother’s love for us. She gave everything she had selflessly to our family. She made miracles happen at times. If things were hard or broken, she fixed it, someway somehow, she ALWAYS did. She loved us, protected us, taught us and made us into mothers that are a reflection of that love. We will miss you to the end of time, and until we are all together again. You’re forever in our hearts, we love you.
“My nanny was the most incredible woman I have ever met. She was so wise, loving, and phenomenal. I was a nanny & pawpaw baby all my life. They gave me such an amazing childhood and my nanny taught me how to be the woman I am today. She will forever be in my heart and I will always look back on the lessons and advice shes gave me. May she breathe without hurting and walk without stopping and laugh without coughing. May she look down and guide us as much as she guided us while she was here. I love you nanny, until I see you again.” With Love, Kelsey
In Loving memory of our sister Marie Reyes: 4 different, very unique, flowers were born from the same garden. The first born Marie Reyes was chosen for the garden in heaven, leaving behind Katie Conine, Gladys Stiles, and Florence Hall.
In accordance with Mrs. Reyes’ wishes, she will be cremated.
Messages of condolence can be made to the family by signing the online guestbook.
Cremation services are being provided by Hutcheson-Croft Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Temple.
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