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Kendrick Dewayne Reaves Sr.

January 8, 1976 ~ July 9, 2020 (age 44)


Brother Kendrick Dewayne Reaves Sr. was 44, and departed this life on Thursday July 9, 2020 at his home in Marion County. He was the son of Linda Smith.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm. He will be laid to rest at the Atlantic City Cemetery in Pleasantville New Jersey. The family will provide a guest list of 50 or less people. Services will be live stream on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page. 

~ Obituary ~

Kendrick D. Reaves, Sr. was born to Linda Faye Rowell Smith on January 8, 1976, in Marion South Carolina.

Kendrick attended the public schools of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Mullins and Marion, South Carolina. He played semi-pro football and wrestling. He coached basketball for Marion Rec. and also Marion- Dillon DSN for Special Olympics. He was a member of Bejilah #163 and Senior Warden for Progressive #234 and a member of Rising Star #221 OES. Also, growing up he enjoyed DJing for different events. He was an employee of Marion- Dillon DSN.

On Thursday evening, July 9, 2020, Jesus softly and tenderly called Kendrick. An angel descended from Heaven and quietly took him home. A home not made by hands but buy our Heavenly Father.

Kendrick leaves to cherish fond memories with his fiancé, Hope Hilly and son Kendrick “Swoo” D. Reaves, Jr. of the home: mother, Linda Smith, Marion, SC: sisters, Priscilla Davies, Marion, SC and Gayle Reaves, Darlington, SC; April Bell and Shonda Bell, California: Maxine Nelson, Mullins, SC; brother Kevin Finkey, Las Vegas, Nevada; a special person who was dear to Kendrick and Kendrick to him, Landon Andrew Bethea; also, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Kendrick was preceded in death by his father Sigmon Smith, grandmother Flora Smith, grandfather, Hubert Mullins, sister Michelle Reaves Rogers, brother Tracey Pee and brother-in-law, Jeffrey Davies.

The family of Brother Kendrick Dewayne Reaves Sr., in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Reaves family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic  health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.

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Funeral Service
July 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel
612 South Main Street
Marion, SC 29571

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