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Rev. Dr. John H Reeves, age 74, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Imogene; three children, Jeffery Reeves and his wife, Angie; Stephen Reeves and his wife, Elizabeth; Angela Galloway and her husband, Duane; his grandchildren – Aaron, Patton, Seth, Nathan, Hannah, Tobias, Dillin, and Ivy; great-grandchild – Aiden; as well as his brother, Franklin; and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, John H. Reeves, Sr., and mother, Virginia Reeves from Thomaston, GA.
Rev. Dr. Reeves was born in Thomaston, GA. He graduated from Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, FL. In 1967 he married the love of his life, Imogene Braswell. He was a member of the Navy Reserve and was given an honorable discharge.
He received his associate degree from Mitchell Community College, his bachelor’s degree from High Point College, now University, his Master of Divinity from Emory University – Candler School of Theology, and his Doctorate from Christian Life School of Theology. He will be presented with a Doctor of Divinity posthumous from IMPACT School of Ministry.
He was an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church for 12 years, from 1982-1994, having served churches throughout Western North Carolina and Northwest Georgia. After leaving the UMC, he ministered to and with many people throughout the years. Then he found joy as a teacher at China Grove Middle School for 10 years teaching history and language arts before retiring.
He was then ordained through Evangel Fellowship International. He served as the Dean of Students at IMPACT School of Ministry located at Destiny City Church. Having been trained in England many years ago, he used this knowledge to become the founder of the Piedmont North Carolina Chapter of Industrial and Commercial Ministries chaplaincy program. He was also an active member and the chaplain of The Sons of the American Revolution in Rowan County. Rev. Dr. John H. Reeves will be greatly missed by the many lives he impacted throughout his faith-filled life.
The family will receive visitors from 12-1pm on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Destiny City Church, 2324 South Main St. Salisbury, NC 28147. A memorial service will follow, beginning at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the one of the following:
IMPACT School of Ministry https://destinycity.org/give IMPACT note: Dr. John Reeves Memorial,
Industrial and Commercial Ministries https://icmamerica.org/join-up/, Honorbridge https://honorbridge.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is serving the Reeves family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Officer Gilley says
My condolences to you and your family. At this point all we can do is keep looking to the hills which cometh your help realizing it all comes from the Lord. May Heaven continue to smile upon you and pour out blessings there is not room enough for you to receive them.
Lori Robillard says
So Sorry for your loss. May the memories created as a family bring you comfort through these difficult times.
Vincent Spillman says
John was a great friend and mentor. I am blessed to have known him. Praying for his family!
Lisa Hancock says
Mr John was an awesome man! So full of joy. I remember him fondly throughout the years! He will be missed til we see him again. Much love Imogene and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can help with!