Joyce “Joy” Elaine Hand Reaves, 75, of Statesboro, Georgia, died Feb 28, 2019 at the Augusta University Medical Center.
She was born in Laurens County, SC to the late Rev. William Oscar Hand, and Birdie Mae Gardner Hand.
She was a lifelong Nazarene, her father was the pastor at Bloomingdale Church of the Nazarene and she was a member of Harvest Church of the Nazarene.
She loved Her children, Her grandchildren and Her family with all that she was. She always strived to make everyone feel loved and accepted. She also loved animals especially Buddy and Gigi.
She is survived by her husband of 7 years, Thomas Reaves, of Statesboro, Ga; a son, Charles “Vince” Moore, (Kenia); a daughter, Vivian Leigh Groover (James), brother, William Oscar Hand, Jr., and 2 sisters, Gloria Bouton (Tom), and Leona Cavalier (Cajun); 7 grandchildren, Michael, Brittany, Julia, Charles, Melissa, Christian, and Lauren; 2 great grandchildren, Patelynn, and Madelyn.
Visitation: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Baker McCullough Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel.
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the Hubert C. Baker Chapel, with Rev. Jim Giddens, officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Baker McCullough Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The family has entrusted Services to Baker McCullough Funeral Home- Hubert C. Baker Chapel,
7415 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA 31406 912-927-1999