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Rees, Denise

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On Saturday, September 4th, 2021, Denise Rees (61) was welcomed into Heaven, joining her Husband Steve, Mother Joanne, and her Brother-in-Laws, Brian and Doug. She loved her Lord and Savior with her whole heart and served him faithfully. She cherished all the time spent with her family and friends who she loved so dearly. Denise was a wonderful cook who loved to entertain her loved ones. She was an avid thrifter, collector, and decorator who always had a story or memory to share with every piece she had on display in her home. She had a gift of making any house she lived in truly feel like home.

She is survived by her son, David and Allie Rees; her step-children, Tammy and Ryan Gallant, Kathleen and Ryan Swain, and Curtis and Grace Rees; her father, Charles David Jones; her siblings, Cynthia and Mitchell Smith, Robin Dimos, Nancy and Jim Wagers, Billie Joanne Jones and Jennifer and Matthew Johnson; and 5 grandchildren.

There will be a private memorial service on Saturday, Oct 9th at Living Hope Community Fellowship Church in Isle of Wight, VA.

On Friday, October 22nd, there will be a memorial service at Gateway City Church, in San Jose CA at 2pm. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Convoy of Hope or to Mark and Holly Brantley, Missionaries to Central Eurasia. Giving.ag.org – Ministry ID 293616.

3 Thoughts on Rees, Denise
    Jamie Tobar
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    I have a beautiful book set that Denise gave me to celebrate my first born daughter. I’ll cherish it even more now and remember her every time I read it. She was such a wonderful human and brought such warmth and laughter to all that she knew. She will definitely be missed.

    Lynda Jordan
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    Denise will always hold a special place in my heart. I will never forget all the times I would go and spend time making crafts together. Your Mom was always smiling and full of joy and I loved coming to see y’all. You BLESSED my life and I will forever be grateful. Denise, you will be missed but I have no doubt that you and your Mom and laughing and cutting up together. I love you all with all my heart and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Your cousin, Lynda

    Kim Darden
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    I spent 16 hours in a car with Denise just a few weeks before she passed. It was a wonderful road trip! We spent the entire time talking, catching up on over 35 years of history for both of us. I know it was definitely God’s timing for that trip to happen, and I will absolutely cherish that time I spent with her. Beautiful person, now a beautiful angel !

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands

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