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As one of her nieces, I can truly say that I have the most wonderful memories of Aunt Reba from my childhood and into my adult years. She helped me get my first office job at Graham Jones Paper Company. I always admired how she managed her home, family and professional life with expertise and gave equally to all. I remember sitting at her table for some of the best southern cooking in the world. Her love for the Lord was obvious to all and she was a true example of how to live a life pleasing to Him. Aunt Reba will be missed but I know she has reached her life-long goal to be in the presence of her heavenly Father. I also know that her loved ones were there to greet her. So, I won't say goodbye, but rather "See you soon"! .
Susan Markiw, PT
Theresa- I am so saddenedd to hear of your mother's passing. She was one of my favorite patients over the years. Know you are a reflection of her parenting. May Mary, mother of jesus, wrap you in her arms and provide you with comfort.
Patsy Henriott Manning
I didn't know her well but I knew Myra as a sister n law. My prayers are with the family
Reba R. McLean
Reba Raye McLean, 87 years of age, of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Friday afternoon July 29th, 2022, at her home.
She was born on April 25, 1935, in Sanderson, Florida to the late Maude Williams Harris and Marion Victor Harris. She grew up as a small child in Sanderson, Florida and then moved to Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Andrew Jackson Senior High School in 1954. She would later go on to take college classes in Accounting at Jones College in Jacksonville.
She married Gilbert Valdee McLean “Dee” on August 7th, 1954.
She started her career at Prudential Insurance Company after graduating high school and getting married. She later moved into an accounting position at Graham Jones Paper Company where she stayed until she retired.
Reba was accomplished in accounting and administrative duties. She enjoyed reading and gardening. She was a great cook and baker. She was active in her church, and was an excellent children and young people’s teacher of God’s word. She was kind and generous, and she had many excellent, fine qualities, but she had a very special gift of opening up her home welcoming family, friends, and anyone that needed a place to go to find comfort, rest, food, and all the while ministering to them with a special kind of Love. She had many wonderful qualities, but most of all she was passionate about serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
She was an active member of Lighthouse Tabernacle of Jesus Christ in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
She is survived by her spouse, Gilbert Valdee “Dee” McLean of 67 years who resides in Life Care Center in Hilliard, Florida; her son, Steven V. McLean of St. Petersburg, Florida; daughter, Theresa Moore (Butch) of Fernandina Beach, Florida; her grandchildren, Laura McLean, Katie McLean, Steven McLean, Jake Weiss, Ben Weiss, Fisher Weiss, Brooke Weiss, Michael Moore, Brandy Harvey, Ryan Stephens (Lexi), and 4 great grandchildren Ashlei Heffernan, Tyler Heffernan, Eathin Heffernan and Everly Stephens. She is also, survived by one sister, Myra Henriott and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Maude and Marion Harris; brother, Victor Harris; brother, Bernard Harris; brother, Lawrence Harris; brother, Dale Harris; sister, Doris Nedeau; and sister, Faye Smith; also, daughter-in-law Suzi Weiss McLean.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Burkett Missionary Baptist Church, located at 30 Burkett Church Road, West Green, Georgia. Her family will receive other family members and friends from 1p.m. until the hour of service at Burkett Missionary Baptist Church.
She will be laid to rest at the Burkett Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.