Rev. Lloyd F. Reeves Jr., 72, assistant pastor

April 24, 2002

The Rev. Lloyd Franklin Reeves Jr., assistant pastor of First Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church and retired Baltimore public schools maintenance supervisor, died April 17 of undetermined causes at Mercy Medical Center. He was 72 and lived in West Baltimore.

Born in the city and raised on West Madison Street, Mr. Reeves was a Frederick Douglass High School graduate. He was inducted into the Army in 1952 and saw combat in Korea. Discharged in 1953, his decorations included the Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion.

A member of First Mount Olive since 1948, Mr. Reeves was ordained in 1972 after graduating from the Maryland Theological Seminary and College and Baltimore School of the Bible.

In addition to being an assistant pastor, he led Bible study classes, sang with the Brotherhood Choir and worked with the Willing Hand Club, which assisted the needy. He also conducted an extensive nursing home ministry, visiting the elderly and sick.

He worked 40 years for the city school system, retiring in 1992.

Mr. Reeves was active in numerous community organizations, and enjoyed listening to Christian radio broadcasts, photography and entertaining family and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at his church, 809 W. Saratoga St.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, the former Pearl Dublin; two sons, Charlie Winston and Edward Stevenson, both of Baltimore; a brother, James Reeves of Pittsburgh; and many nephews and nieces.

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