Abingdon, Va. - Jeanie Reed Sheffey, age 75, of Abingdon, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. She was born in Nodena, east of Wilson, Arkansas, on September 16, 1945, to Nancy Ewing Reed and the late Oscar Reed, Jr.
Jeanie was a member of Charles Wesley United Methodist Church and had a great love for Gospel music. She also enjoyed television soap operas, judge shows, Westerns, and Law & Order. She confessed her faith in God at an early age.
She will always be remembered as a loving, caring mother, a compassionate caregiver, and a generous giver. Everyone Jeanie met was touched by her. She received awards of appreciation for the excellent childcare she provided, including special recognition from Former President Bush.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Reed Lowery; a brother, John Henry Reed, Sr.; and two nephews, John H. Reed, Jr., and Ronald T. Reed.
In addition to her mother, Jeanie is survived by her husband of 42 years, John Wiley Sheffey; one son, Anthony Dwayne Frazier; three daughters, Dorothy Denise Frazier-Morales and beloved son-in-law, Isaias Sanchez Morales, who helped her in many ways; Dorothea Denice Frazier, and special beloved daughter, Rachel Christina Sheffey of the home; special brother, Oscar Reed III and wife Regina; special sister, Adell Spears; two grandchildren, beloved Isaias Frazier Morales, and Asia Frazier; one great-grandchild, Peyton White; one uncle, Isiah Reed; one nephew, Gary Grice; two nieces, Naomi (Iydell) Irvin and Nicole Johnson; two great-nephews, Christopher Spears and Isiah Spears; a host of cousins, including special cousin, Jewel Stigger; two cats, Nuisance, aka Tom, and Smokey; and dog, Nibbles.
The family would also like to give a special thanks to the Johnston Memorial Hospital ER Staff, Doctors and Nurses; and the Washington County Lifesaving Crew.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, with Billy Fullen, Sr. officiating. Isaias Sanchez Morales, Isaias Frazier Morales, Lewis Gillenwater, Oscar Reed III, and Anthony Dwayne Frazier will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In observance of Covid-19 restrictions, face masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.
Those wishing to express sympathy or send “Hugs from Home” may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
. The family of Jeanie Reed Sheffey is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).