Obituary for Alma J. “Tootsie” Reaves

Alma J. “Tootsie” Reaves, 75, of Pulaski entered her heavenly home on Friday, April 12, 2019.  She was born on February 7, 1944 to the late Charles Peyton King and Frances Duncan King Watkins.  She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Hewey Watkins; a sister, Beatrice K. Simmons; brothers, Robert and Danny King; her first husband, Ernest C. (Joby) Andrews and by an infant daughter, Susan L. Andrews.

Alma attended Aldersgate UMC and the highlight of her week was her Sunday school class.  She loved her family and she loved watching “her birds” from her kitchen window.

Surviving are:

Husband – Ralph D. Reaves

Daughters & Son-In-Law – Linda & Tony Burton

Sandra & Steven Erickson

Brother & Sister-In-Law – Charlie & Elizabeth King

Brother-In-Law – Walter Simmons

Grandchildren – Cierra Ann (Tom) Reynolds

Brittany Paige (Nathan) Lawrence

Ashlee Brook Burton

Levi Seth Erickson

Great-Grandchildren – Micah Grace Lawrence

Kennedy Hope Reynolds

Emily Margaret Reynolds

Samson James Lawrence

Riley Paige Reynolds

Special Friends – Sally Lepchitz

Alma Whitson

The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 18th at Stevens Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM with Pastor Becky Wheeler officiating.  Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.