Dorothy Diann Reese

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Diann Reese, 78, passed away on April 4, 2022, at Medical Center of Arlington in Arlington, Texas. She was born on June 29, 1943, in Aberdeen, Mississippi to Hansel and Dorothy Brown.

Diann grew up in Aberdeen where she graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1961. Diann married James Ollie Reese Jr on April 21, 1961, in Aberdeen. They were happily married for 47 years, until Jim's death in 2009. After her husband retired from USN, she worked for Centex Homes as an Executive Assistant where she worked for 30 years, retiring 15 years ago.

Diann was a member of the Sassy Jewels, Red Hat Society, where she was their Beloved Queen Mother Emeritus. She helped pack meals for Rise Against Hunger and assisted with other local community activities. She enjoyed going on cruises and spending time with her granddaughters and great-grandchildren. She lived a full and joyful life, making sure every day counted.

Survivors include her son, James Reese of Tampa, Florida; her daughter, Stacey Reese Clark of Colorado Springs, Colorado, five granddaughters, Jamie and Brianne Reese, Kealey Clark, and Jasmine and Autumn Potter; two great-grandsons, Daemon Ibarra, and Barnabus “Bear” Boyd, three great-granddaughters Eliza Potter, Ruby Carroll, and Hazel Armstrong; two sisters, Phyllis White of Houston, Texas and Mary Kay Brown of Columbus, two brothers Tex Brown of West Point and Ron Brown of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Jacquelyn Reese, her husband, James Ollie Reese, brother, Michael Brown and her fiancé, Arthur Jelly.

Visitation will be Friday, April 22, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Calvert Funeral Home in West Point. A graveside service will be held at Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Danny Avery officiating. Calvert Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.


APR 22.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Calvert Funeral Home

27600 East Main Street

West Point, MS 39773

Graveside Service

APR 23.
11:00 AM

Memorial Garden Cemetery

West Point

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