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Loraine Ellen Sams Reaves

August 9, 1922 - November 11, 2021

Loraine Ellen Sams Reaves was born in Montana on August 9, 1922. She boarded a train to Washington DC during World War II and took a job at the hot shoppes, where she met her husband, Edwin. They were married in 1945 and soon after bought their home in Coleman Falls that they would share for the rest of their lives.

Loraine was preceded in death by Edwin and is survived by a large loving family including her children: Carolyn Segree, Steve Reaves (Debbie), Donny Reaves, Linda Veik (Gerald), daughter in law Gloria Reaves; and her grandchildren: Jennifer Segree, Roy Reaves (Michelle), Meredith Swartz (Eric), Christel Reaves, Jimmy Reaves (Kristi), Josh Reaves (Bethany), Janna Veik, Anthony Veik, and Natalie Veik. She also has fifteen great grandchildren.

The family is forever grateful to Nancy Calloway, Michelle Reaves, and Lorna Eckard for their tireless love and compassion in Loraine’s later years.

Loraine was known as ‘Grandma’ or ‘Ole Granny’ to many and was loved by all who knew her. She embodied love, strength, and optimism and passed that on to her family and friends. She had a great passion for gardening and would often share bouquets and plants with her visitors. We will miss her and her cookies terribly.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, November 14, 2021, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg. A graveside service will be held in Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 1:00 PM with Rev. Bryon LePere officiating.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, November 14, 2021, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg.
A graveside service will be held in Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 1:00 PM with Rev. Bryon LePere officiating.

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Aunt Loraine was always a favorite with her kind ways and her enthusiasm. She was so very likeable and will certainly be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Carol Cvercko on December 21, 2021

Loraine was a very special, talented lady. We always enjoyed visiting her home and seeing her beautiful flowers. It was a pleasure knowing her. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our Prayers and Love to her family, Barbara Allen, Christine Foster and Becky Pryor (The Three Sisters)

Posted by BARBARA ALLEN on November 16, 2021

David told me about how wonderful Mrs. Reaves had always been to him and he loved her & her family. I met her at the Fitzgerald reunion and fell in love with her, she was excited that David had someone again in his life. She will surely be missed. Prayers & love to her her family

Posted by barbara orange & David Fitzgerald on November 14, 2021

Grandma was the most LOVING LADY that I have ever known, she treated me just like a grandchild and I love her as my GRANDMA. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family. FLY HIGH GRANDMA, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.

Posted by Wanda Coleman on November 14, 2021

My love and prayers are with all the family, you all know how much I loved her, she was my grandma too

Posted by Wanda Coleman on November 14, 2021

What an exceptional lady Loraine Reaves was! We loved and admired her from the first time we met het. She welcomed everyone with open arms, making them feel at home and yes, her chocolate cookies were just the best. Her legacy will live on in may folks flower gardens as she supplied so many plants and flower seeds from her lovely flower gardens... Our flower beds included. We are saddened by her home going but thankful for the long, well lived life she enjoyed and rejoice that we were blessed to have shared a small part of it. With loving memories, Judy and Sam Baker

Posted by Judy & Sam Baker on November 13, 2021

What an exceptional lady Loraine Reaves was! We loved and admired her from the first time we met het. She welcomed everyone with open arms, making them feel at home and yes, her chocolate cookies were just the best. Her legacy will live on in may folks flower gardens as she supplied so many plants and flower seeds from her lovely flower gardens... Our flower beds included. We are saddened by her home going but thankful for the long, well lived life she enjoyed and rejoice that we were blessed to have shared a small part of it. With loving memories, Judy and Sam Baker

Posted by Judy & Sam Baker on November 13, 2021

What an exceptional lady Loraine Reaves was! We loved and admired her from the first time we met het. She welcomed everyone with open arms, making them feel at home and yes, her chocolate cookies were just the best. Her legacy will live on in may folks flower gardens as she supplied so many plants and flower seeds from her lovely flower gardens... Our flower beds included. We are saddened by her home going but thankful for the long, well lived life she enjoyed and rejoice that we were blessed to have shared a small part of it. With loving memories, Judy and Sam Baker

Posted by Judy & Sam Baker on November 13, 2021

What an exceptional lady Loraine Reaves was! We loved and admired her from the first time we met het. She welcomed everyone with open arms, making them feel at home and yes, her chocolate cookies were just the best. Her legacy will live on in may folks flower gardens as she supplied so many plants and flower seeds from her lovely flower gardens... Our flower beds included. We are saddened by her home going but thankful for the long, well lived life she enjoyed and rejoice that we were blessed to have shared a small part of it. With loving memories, Judy and Sam Baker

Posted by Judy & Sam Baker on November 13, 2021

Mrs. Reaves was always so sweet to everyone she met and a joy to be around. I will miss knowing she's here on earth but look forward to a grand reunion in heaven!

Posted by Anonymous on November 13, 2021

I loved Mrs. Reaves so much. She was a special lady. She will be missed by everyone that new her.

Posted by Mickey Rusher on November 13, 2021

I loved Mrs. Reaves so much. She was a special lady. She will be missed by everyone that new her.

Posted by Mickey Rusher on November 13, 2021

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