Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

Jamylee Jacklyn Lindsey Reeve
b: 1942     d: 5/30/2016

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Jamylee Jacklyn Reeve, 73, of Newberry, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at Springfield Place Nursing Home, Newberry, South Carolina.  Born in Buffalo, NY, she was a daughter of the late Frank Kenneth and Mary Armine Cowan Lindsey.  She is survived by her son, William H. Reeve,IV of Boca Raton, Florida.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Central United Methodist Church.  McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry, South Carolina.

Robin Whisnant  commented 6-21-2016
I recently heard of Jamylee's passing and I couldn't find an obituary or service information, so I thought about what Jamylee may want to be said about her and I thought, as her friend, I would share it here.

I am glad for Jamylee that she has found peace and has been reunited with her much beloved Mother and hopefully her two "furbabies", Mindy and Molly.

Jamylee had a strong work ethic and a fierce determination when she made up her mind about something.  She worked hard throughout her life and impressively supported her Mother and Son by herself.  I think she was proud of that and proud of her sons success.

She was active in her church most of her life, and made many friends there and found comfort in the sense of community it afforded her.

She loved to be silly and laugh; she could conjure up childlike enthusiasm for even some of life's simplest pleasures: a good cup of coffee, birds on her feeders, singing in the choir, playing with her pets, a phone call from an old friend (Joan), favorite cousin (Martha), or her son ("Billy").  She was often touched by the smallest gesture of kindness that many of us may forget to savor.

She could be very kind and thoughtful and in her retirement got in touch with her adventurous spirit.  After retirement, she sold her town home, gave away her fish, packed up her and her dog and headed to south Florida to be closer to her son; leaving the Northeast where she had lived all of her life.

She bought a home, made some friends and then decided it was time to move on again and off she went!  Bravely, she packed up her car and headed to the deep south with no real plan and landed in Newberry, SC.  She found a place, volunteered at the hospital, adopted a cat, joined the church, fell in love with the Opera House and all of the quaint Southern charm and quickly felt like part of the community.  As she struggled with her health, many of those new friends were there for her and she was touched by the many kindnesses shown to her.

Jamylee struggled with psoriasis and diabetes in her life and a donation in her name to organizations who support people with these diseases or to the Methodist church may be a fitting to honor her life.

I am sorry she is no longer here but glad that she is now in peace and comfort and surrounded by love.

2016 Wakefield Class of 1960 and Wakefield Education Foundation